Benefits include visualising historic aerial images and flood maps.
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In a bid to 'repair the Budget', the federal government has redirected funding from research projects in what it calls 'good news for Australia'.
Cloud and industry collaboration are still the key issues behind the strategy.
While Queensland is unable to lock down a firm CIO, it is also reshuffling the acting CIO position, with Sue Rickerby replacing Andrew Garner in October.
A strategy is no good without firm actions, and the Queensland government has now provided 78 of them to steer it toward its goal of reforming its IT stance.
Inadequate IT systems have failed to let the state's debt recovery officers properly track down offenders, and although a replacement system was tendered in 2007, it still hasn't been put in place.
IT contractors are necessary for work that simply can't be done in-house, but they also represent a significant risk that must be more carefully managed.
The NSW government is taking a hard look at how the state's national water utility is spending its money on IT in a bid to drive down costs.
NSW's CIO will be replaced by the end of the month, due to a reshuffle in the state's senior public service roles.
Another set of spatial data has been added to the state's open government data repository.