Monday, September 28, 2009

Australian Public Sector Google Maps

Last week Google Australia announced, in a private ceremony at Parliament House, the launch of a new site called 'Google for the Public Sector'. It is 'a guide to the tools and best practice for the public sector to reach, communicate and engage with their communities'.

Some State and Federal Government Departments are already taking advantage of free Google resources. Today new Aussie Google Maps Mania contributor Arek Drozda, of All Things Spatial, has a look at some of the Google Map applications created to support information content provided on Australian Public Sector sites.

NSW Government Stimulus Snapshots Map

This map shows where and what projects the $62.9 billion Economic Stimulus package will be spent on.

Renewable Energy Power Stations:

Operating and Proposed

Map created by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts depicting locations of power stations by energy source and providing basic technical information about their operations.

Mapping our Anzacs

Mapping tool developed by the National Archives of Australia to browse 375,971 records of persons in the Australian Army during World War I, according to the their place of birth or enlistment.

Australian Indigenous Languages Database (AUSTLANG)

Map created by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies with information on 1,143 different Indigenous languages and dialects.

Australian places on the World Heritage List

Map created by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts showing 28 World Heritage listed locations with links to more extensive information about each place.

This post first appeared in All Things Spatial.


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