Top Decision-Makers Map WA’s Future with GIS Technology

For the past 12 months, we’ve been partnering with Australian economic and social policy think-tank the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) to construct a mega-map to support their ‘Inventing the Future: Shaping WA from 2010 to 2050’ discussion series.

CIO today ran an article about how Western Australia’s most senior decision-makers are using the map to ready the state for the next four decades.

A who’s who of influential business, political and public service figures gathered in Perth yesterday for the final of 12 forums in the series, where they discussed the key issues – such as resource management, employment and infrastructure – facing Western Australia as it enters an era of record growth.

 Esri Australia Western Australian Business Manager Tom Gardner said the map provided attendees with the geographical context behind the complex and wide-ranging topics being discussed.

 “The ‘Inventing the Future’ series has raised important questions about how Western Australia will need to develop to meet the demands of the next 40 years,” he said.

 “For example, with the state’s population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, we need to ensure there are enough hospital beds, classrooms, roads and ports – not to mention energy and water resources. The Inventing the Future map contains, in one application, the locations of major resource projects, demographic data, energy and water assets, and other important information on infrastructure.”
Read more in the article on CIO!

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