The WALIS community is a unique collaboration between government, private and research sectors that ensures a holistic approach to location information management in Western Australia.
WALIS was established in 1981 by the Western Australian Government. The WALIS vision involves driving collaboration and sharing in relation to location information programs and projects at a cross-agency or whole-of-government level.
The WALIS community works in partnership to continually improve the capture, management and sharing of location information across the public sector. Any WA public sector employee with an interest in data collaboration form part of the WALIS community. Registered members can visit the WALIS Members page for updates, or invite a colleague to join, or apply for access to the WALIS Community members site.
WALIS Council is the operational body in the WALIS governance structure, responsible for:
- Promoting and advocating on the use of location information to foster sustainable development of Western Australia and to support strategic priorities.
- Providing leadership and direction to achieve a standardised approach for provision of location information products and services.
- Providing advice into the development of policies and strategies to improve the use of location information throughout Western Australia.
- Leading and supporting a culture of collaboration and sharing solutions to common location information issues.
- Fostering relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers in government, WALIS Community, and Working Groups.
- Building spatial analytics capabilities within the WA public sector to underpin good policy development and more targeted service delivery.
- Developing a strategic plan and annual program of activities that support accessible, innovative, and integrated location information data and services which deliver value to government.
- Establishing and leading Working Groups as required to achieve objectives.
WALIS Council operate as the coordination mechanism for WALIS and include a range of working groups.
Guiding principles for WALIS are informed by:
- ANZLIC the Spatial Information Council for Australia and New Zealand
- ICSM working groups
- Location Information Access Framework Code of Practice (PDF 649KB)
- Location Information Access Framework Guidelines (PDF 1.04MB)
- WA Open Data Policy
- Data WA Strategy (PDF 654KB)
- WALIS Charter (PDF 350KB)
- WALIS Operating Model (PDF 349KB)
- WALIS licensing templates commercial (PDF 140KB) and non-commercial (PDF 256KB)