Be part of the benchmark study

If you’re in government, then you’ll know that the concept of Gov 2.0 is everywhere right now. GIS is being flagged as a critical component of Gov 2.0… so that got us thinking… Is your GIS ready for Gov 2.0?

That’s the question we’re posing to local governments in our Australia-wide benchmark study. The aim of the study is to delve into the GIS habits of local governments in Australia to find out how Councils are using or would like to be using GIS to make Gov 2.0 a reality.  The intel that we glean from the study will hopefully help us all in determining how best to use GIS to move forward with the concept.

GIS is increasingly being used as a platform to build mapping applications which engage the public, deliver transparency, simplify information and enhance policymaking. But what do you really think about the Gov 2.0 concept and what role do you see GIS playing?

“Local governments all over the world are embracing online GIS as a powerful framework to share data with the public, and receive data back from the public,” says Megan Hughes, our Business Development Manager for Local Government in New South Wales.

“Gov 2.0 is still new to Australian governments – but it seems to be an inevitable part of their future. This is why the benchmark study is so important. It will be a useful platform to learn where our governments are at in adopting the principle, and the role GIS is playing. For participants, it will provide insight into how other local councils are adopting Gov 2.0, so they can see how their council compares to other like councils.”
We’re inviting all local governments to participate and the study is open now (closes 3rd December 2010)! It’ll take about 10 minutes to complete.

So why take part? Well, apart from becoming involved in an interesting industry conversation, participants in the study also gain access to exclusive study results and insight into how other local councils are adopting Gov 2.0. But wait! There’s more! Participants also go into the draw to win an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G (32 GB).

So the question remains – is your GIS ready for Gov 2.0? Are you making the most of location and GIS in the Gov 2.0 space? Can you leverage GIS more to help your local government become Gov 2.0 savvy?

Be part of the benchmark. Visit to participate. To find out more, check out our press release.

– Alicia S.

5 thoughts on “Be part of the benchmark study

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  3. Ross Johnson

    Related to Web 2.0, this event may be of interest to Esri users….

    Open Geospatial Information Day

    Canberra | Wednesday, 8 December 2010

    In conjunction with the ISO/TC211 Plenary Meeting being held in Canberra this December, an “Open Geospatial Information Day” has been organised to showcase Australian and New Zealand development of applications and tools based on international geospatial standards developed by ISO/TC211 and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In addition to these applications, various jurisdictions have developed spatial policies, identifying these standards to assist in the management, discovery and delivery of spatial information.

    This event presents a unique opportunity to engage with the International geospatial standards community visiting Australia for the ISO/TC211 Plenary Meeting.

    9.00am to 4.15pm

    Click here to view program [PDF 52kb] last updated 15.11.2010
    Open Geospatial Information Day

    Hosted by:
    Office of Spatial Data Management and Sparx Systems

    Hotel Realm Canberra (18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT)

    Morning Tea, Lunch and afternoon will be provided.
    Please advise of any special dietary requirements when registering for this event.

    No charge

    Email or phone 02 6249 9694


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