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) via three main methods:
1. Search by address
2. Search by Park Name
3. Search by local government area (LGA) or suburb
Each of the three search methods returns a different results page containing various data and information about parks and/or public open space
1. When a user searches via address, the 5 closest parks to the address are returned. Both a map interface and a list of the parks with a summary of attributes of the 5 closest parks are provided.
A sample result from an address search is provided below
2. When a user searches via park name, suggestions of existing park names are provided, and a user may select from those suggestions. Once a park is selected from the suggestions the park results page displays information about that particular park as well as a map interface. Location (i.e. suburb, LGA), area and size classification data are displayed, as well as information on facilities and amenities contained within the park.
A sample result from a park search is provided below
3. When a user searchers via suburb or LGA, suggestions of either are provided, and a user may select from those suggestions. Once a suburb or an LGA is selected from the suggestions the results pages displays summarized information regarding POS and parks in that region. A map interface displays the region (suburb or LGA) being queried and count, area (% Park Area, % POS Area, % LGA Area) and both POS catchment and DSR catchment population data are provided across tabs for the user to investigate.
A sample result from an LGA search is provided below
Additionally from this page, a user may download a summary statistics file containing all of the information displayed in the web page in a .csv file for export.
This service currently covers Perth Metropolitan and Peel Region.
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