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This page provides readers a brief overview of some of the more recent consultancy projects undertaken by Geospatial ICT Solutions.

AMOS
AMOS
stands for Asset Management Open Source and is a newly conceived project that aims to integrate a suite of software tools and install them on a Virtual Machine. AMOS itself will be and Open Source project that aims to provide a FREE, very easy to install system that supports people from Local Government organisations to undertake various Asset Management tasks. To find out more, go to our 'Solutions' page to see the individual application, visit the AMOS page or you can send us an enquiry email.

For those interested in further information about Asset Managment Systems in Local Government check out the Local Government and Municiple Knowledge Base.

Geospatial Biodiversity Database
The City of Onkaparinga (CoO) is the largest city council in South Australia. CoO engaged Geospatial ICT Solutions to develop a geospatial biodiversity database. The system needed two components. The first was a simple forms based User Interface (UI) that allows field staff to capture data and find existing information (see screenshot). The second component required the system to be integrated with ArcGIS so that GIS officers can undertake spatial analysis as well as provide field staff with simple geospatial information like the area of a management zone.

Geospatial Data Management
The Kokoda Initiative is a joint initiative between the Australian Federal Government and the National Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) that aims to preserve the Kokoda Track while improving the lives of people living along the track. On location in Port Moresby, Geospatial ICT Solutions helped the GoPNG's Department of Environment and Conservation to set up geospatial data management processes (geospatial data formats, data structures, metadata, etc). Once processes were developed and implemented officers were also trained, coached and mentored in an effort to build the skills and the general capacity of local Papua New Guineans.

The project has begun to bear fruit and while most of the work is undertaken for internal purposes, geospatial data is being used to inform a wider audience (see: DEC Projects).

UAT Test Strategy (and System)
The South Australian Government's Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) has implemented SunGard ERP as their 'Student Information System'. Geospatial ICT Solutions was engaged to develop a User Acceptance Testing (UAT) strategy however, once completed, DFEEST did not have a system to implement the strategy. We therefore developed a simple testing database that allowed functional experts to document test scripts and then execute them in a managed fashion. (see screenshot)

Business Case - Messaging Systems
The University of Adelaide is a member of the G8, which is a group of the leading eight research universities in Australia. Geospatial ICT Solutions was engaged to present a business case that evaluated both in-house and Cloud solutions. The time-frames were extremely tight and the process involved dealing directly with Google and Microsoft, liaising with other universities, both G8 and otherwise, evaluating other alternatives and determining high level costs for the various options.

Systems Test Management - Cadastral Editor
The South Australian Government's Department or Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) is a large department with a broad portfolio that includes the Land Services Department. Engaged as part of the Spatial Enablement Program for a period spanning two years, Geospatial ICT Solutions was tasked with developing and then executing both functional and non-functional system testing for the newly implemented Cadastral Editor. Cadastral Editor is an ArcGIS extension that supports cadastral data editing and results in a near survey accurate cadastre.

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