2014 Spatial Data Library Guide

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FOR MEMBER COUNCILS ONLY

This report identifies the development process and structure of a spatial data library established to facilitate the integrated collation and analysis of spatial information datasets (representing population, environmental and natural hazards), to identify the location and relative vulnerability of communities most `at risk’ to natural disasters across the Lake Macquarie, Wyong and Gosford Local Government Areas.

 

 

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This report identifies the development process and structure of a spatial data library established to facilitate the integrated collation and analysis of spatial information datasets (representing population, environmental and natural hazards), to identify the location and relative vulnerability of communities most `at risk’ to natural disasters across the Lake Macquarie, Wyong and Gosford Local Government Areas. For the purpose of developing the spatial data library ‘at risk’ communities were defined as:

  1. Low income households (i.e. under or in proximity of the poverty line);
  2. Very young and elderly communities:
  3. People with disabilities; and
  4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

The geodatabase focuses on the identification of ‘at risk’ communities in relation to four climate induced natural hazards; bushfire, extreme heat, extreme flooding and sea level rise and associated storm surge. It is based on and collates data provided by project partners and stakeholders, including (but not limited to) population demographic information (based on 2011 census data), geographic & land surface characteristics (e.g. climate, topography, vegetation cover), natural hazard mapping, land use mapping, housing characteristics, economic indicators and medical statistics.

The purpose of the User Guide is to:

  • Outline key concepts relevant to the design, development and application of the geodatabase;
  • Identify the nature of project outputs and the methods supporting those outputs; and
  • Provide instruction for the future use and updating of the geodatabase.

 

Date: 2014

Others Involved:

AECOM
Lake Macquarie City Council
Wyong Shire Council
Gosford City Council