Imagine walking on to a multi-million dollar building site, GPS in hand, and being able to advise your contractor exactly where the existing utility services intersect with the building design (in 3 dimensions) and the boundary line. At the same time being able to pull up on screen where the 2011 flood reached in relation to your property boundary. Imagine being in the field far west of Charleville and being able to advise your client of exactly how far inside their boundary that water bore is located, and where the petroleum exploration permit lease area intersects with their fence line.
Right now, Queensland has the opportunity to take greater advantage of the currently under utilised state asset that is ‘the cadastre’, and re-envisage it as something more useful, more efficient and more productive to achieve a more prosperous Queensland.
The aim of the 3dQLD (three dimensional Queensland) is to build on successful centuries old land surveying practice and law, transitioning to a modernised and efficient system suitable to meet the needs of the 21st century. 3dQLD will be realised in part by land surveying professionals incorporating survey accurate, three dimensional measurements on the earth into their everyday practice and presenting this in a digital format. This will create a 21st century digital cadastre capable of supporting the changing needs of the community for generations to come.