To celebrate GIS Day (18 November) – the international day to demonstrate the value and real-world applications of geographic information systems (GIS) technology – nearmap, the geospatial mapping and visual analytics company, has released exclusive aerial images of five Australian developments that have experienced dramatic transformations over the past five years.
It’s undeniable, Australia is experiencing a demographic transformation. Every three years, Australia’s population increases by one million people. This growth is leading to higher density living, with almost half of all new housing approvals being for units, apartments or townhouses. In addition, we’re seeing a massive burst of new housing communities being built across the nation, along with the renewal of older and under utilised areas.
It’s these conditions that are changing the face of Australia. And it’s through GIS tools like nearmap’s aerial imagery platform which incorporates rich data set overlays, that we make better informed decisions about planning, construction and ongoing management, as well as improve efficiencies and boost productivity.
Exclusive photos from nearmap below document five Australian locations that have experienced significant transformations over the last decade:
Elizabeth Quay, Perth: In 2012, the Perth Government set out to redevelop Elizabeth Quay. It’s aim was to reconnect Perth’s city with the Swan River and provide much needed hotel, commercial, residential and retail accommodation. Three years on, and the construction is firmly underway. While it still has a fair way to go before completion, it’s easy to see how the development will change the whole face of Perth’s CBD.