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A Spatial Decision Support System for the Management of Public Housing

Case Studies and Approaches to Interactive Visualisation
  • Jack Barton
  • B. Parolin
  • V. Weiley

Abstract

This paper is reporting on a research project undertaken jointly between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the NSW Department of Housing (DoH) to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) to assist planning, management and evaluation in areas of high public housing concentration. In the paper we will describe the development of the SDSS, the specific spatial problems challenging the DoH and the potential for the system to incorporate a range of social, financial and physical data, both internal and from other sources, for interaction and presentation in a three dimensional environment. The prototype SDSS attempts to address the specific challenges of providing better service for clients of the DoH. An information audit and survey has been conducted of the department’s resources and needs. Issues identified include the management of high-rise and superlot areas, crime mapping, community interactivity, internal and intergovernmental information sharing, interoperability and maintaining confidentiality and security of data. Interactive 3D visualisation of the model is facilitated by use of the 3map free geospace platform. Use of open source code and open standards such as X3D for 3D graphics interchange allow the project to explore advanced visualisation techniques while ensuring interoperability and data longevity.

Keywords

Spatial Decision Support System Public Housing Community Renewal Security Open Source Interoperability Visualisation 3D GIS PPGIS X3D 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Barton
    • 1
  • B. Parolin
    • 1
  • V. Weiley
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of New South WalesAustralia

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