Service or Tool

Public Open Space (POS) statistics calculation and export service

Also known as: POS Tool
The University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia : Centre for the Built Environment and Health (Owned by)
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Rights Statement

Use of the POS Tool shall be solely at the user's own discretion and risk and no other party shall be liable for any damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, including where resulting from any inaccuracy, incorrectness, unsoundness and/or unreliability in its use. The tool and data are provided without any representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to being of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

Licence

Apache License 2.0

Access rights

Open Access

Contact Information

postool-sph@uwa.edu.au

Full description

The POS Tool www.postool.com.au is a unique web based data dissemination and visualization tool. The tool allows users to interrogate the newly created (2012) public open space (POS) geographic information system (GIS) layer (representing Perth and Peel in WA).

In addition to the main interrogation methods that cover searching by address, park name or by local government area (LGA) or suburb, users will be able to log into a section fo the POS tool website to allow them additional access to POS information by allowing users to define their own area to use for statistical summary calculation rather than using pre-defined suburbs or LGAs.

Once the user has defined an area it is stored against their profile. A user may store multiple polygons against their profile, which may be referred to as 'projects'.

This functionality will be implemented to allow the user to both digitise a polygon on the website using a map similar to our existing map as a background or upload their own polygon shapefile. If a user digitises a polygon, they will also be given the opportunity to download this shapefile.

When a user has either uploaded or digitised a polygon of a custom area, they will be able to download all relevant statistics for the area and download these statistics via .csv format.

 

.Allow a user to define their own area to use for statistical calculation rather than use the pre-defined suburbs or LGAs. Once the user has defined an area it is stored against their profile and depending on the user profile option selected (as in 1.) the user can store either one or multiple area polygons..
This task will be implemented to allow the user to both digitise a polygon on the website using a map similar to our existing map as a background or upload their own polygon shapefile.

Notes

This service currently covers Perth Metropolitan and Peel Region.

Delivery method

Software

Identifiers
  • Local : uwa-ap12/service-3