Cadastre QLD Transformation
Cadastre QLD Transformation (CQT) aims to transform Queensland’s 2D cadastre into a fully 3D, data-driven environment. It will improve the reputation, reliability, functionality, quality and value of the cadastre as a state asset, and drive efficiencies by eliminating duplicated systems, data and workflows—ultimately providing the cadastre ‘as-a-service’ to users.
A transformed cadastre would integrate 3D land, property and addressing information, and provide significant enhancements to the state’s datum—a vast network of highly precise, agreed coordinates across Queensland. It would also act as a key foundation for a future digital twin environment.
Enhancing the cadastre
We are currently developing the strategy, roadmap and business case for:
- enhancing the cadastre over the CrossRiver Rail (CRR) project area, which includes other major projects such as Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and Brisbane Metro. We have already seen improvements in 'uncertainty' (the accuracy of the cadastral representation of physical land boundaries) from 1.5m to 0.1m in some areas, and we intend to make further enhancements across Queensland (pending future funding)
- testing and prototyping a 3D cadastre over the CRR area
- implementing technologies to enhance Queensland’s datum.
Enabling an SEQ Digital Twin
SEQ Smart Digital Region is a priority initiative in TransformingSEQ: The SEQ City Deal Proposition (PDF, 4.9MB). It aims to establish South East Queensland as Australia’s leading Smart Digital Region by leveraging the new international broadband submarine cable to deliver a Digital Trade Hub and taking a region-wide approach to data and digital connectivity.
A key opportunity of this initiative is the development of an SEQ Digital Twin, but a spatially enabled digital twin cannot exist without a highly accurate cadastre or precise positioning technology to underpin it.
We are working with CSIRO’s Data61 to:
- define a roadmap and framework for an SEQ Digital Twin
- discover the use cases required by government to explore and understand the value of a digital twin, and develop a proof of concept to demonstrate these use cases (or scenarios).
We are also preparing a strategic-level business case to inform the consideration and approval of an SEQ Digital Twin, with the first step to modernise Queensland’s spatial data framework.
What is a digital twin?
A digital twin is a virtual model of the real world that is driven by big data and capable of performing advanced analytics by machine learning. Its foundational architecture and organising principle is highly precise spatial data—where things are.
Different types of data are integrated with this foundation to deliver an information-rich, unsiloed environment. This includes:
- asset information (e.g. utilities)
- processes (e.g. land development)
- real-time feeds (e.g. sensor monitoring, or the Internet-of-Things: IoT).
A digital twin environment enables stakeholders to analyse the impacts and outcomes of planning, enabling more efficient decision-making and streamlined workflows, thereby accelerating economic progression.
For more information about the Cadastre QLD Transformation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3330 4106.
Last reviewed 21 January 2020