Data Integration: Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)

Data Integration: Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)

The Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), under the direction of Professor Abbas Rajabifard, has an established team with expertise in the delivery of data compatible with the AURIN Portal. The AURIN team has identified a need to integrate data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) into the AURIN Portal.

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Project Overview

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) provides economic analysis, research and statistics on infrastructure, transport and regional development issues to inform Australian Government policy development and wider community understanding. BITRE holds a range of datasets including aviation, maritime and rail transport data collections which are made available via a series of spreadsheets, and within publications.

BITRE also publishes the results of individual research projects. After an extensive review of the data, a list of datasets have been selected to be hosted on the AURIN virtual machine and uploaded by the CSDILA team. Derived from the whole datasets list, data from the Industry Structure database and Regional Economic Growth database – recognised as high priority datasets – have been manipulated and uploaded to the Portal. The datasets have been enriched by proper metadata records according to the AURIN metadata format.


Project Outputs

  • Review all the datasets included in BITRE and prioritise them based on AURIN data requirements
  • Reformat and extract data from the BITRE document and spreadsheets
  • Manipulate and spatially enable BITRE tabular data according to AURIN standard geographic boundaries
  • Extract metadata elements from BITRE documents in order to enrich BITRE datasets uploaded to the AURIN Portal

Project Team

The Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration provides a focus for research in spatial data infrastructures, land administration, and spatial enablement by building on ongoing research relationships and creating new links through extended collaboration both nationally and internationally. It also undertakes original worldwide research in land policy, land management, land information, spatial data, technical applications and other areas. Moreover it supports spatial data developments and land administration particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

The centre’s research seeks to support sustainable development and effective markets. Research highlights include development of concepts of cadastres, a digital cadastral database, diffusion of geographic systems and ‘toolboxes’ for land administration.

Abbas RProfessor Abbas Rajabifard
Project Leader
Director, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration
Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne
+61 3 8344 9854
abbas.r@unimelb.edu.au
Mohsen Kalantari_bwDr. Mohsen Kalantari
Project Manager
03 83440274
mohsen.kalantari@unimelb.edu.au

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