Brisbane City Council – Sports Fields Data Capture

To collect detailed sports field information and associated infrastructure to assist Council in planning, asset management, turf maintenance and financial management purposes.

Sports Fields Data Capture

Background

Brisbane City Council is establishing a turf and asset management application for sports fields across Brisbane. To assist with the registration and management of sports fields and park assets, Council needed up to date information for each and every sports field site across Brisbane.

Objectives

To collect detailed sports field information and associated infrastructure to assist Council in planning, asset management, turf maintenance and financial management purposes.

Scope of Services

This project required the mapping and collection of detailed asset data for over 1200 sports fields across Brisbane.

Project

The following asset groups were included in the project:

Methodology

Aerial photography was used to plot the sports surfaces, sports field boundaries and other visible assets in the office. These features were then verified in the field using custom GIS field software on tablet PCs. Additional features were located in the field to sub metre accuracy using differential GPS.

All assets were fully attributed in the field. A unique photo was taken for each sports field and cricket wicket. Sports lights were linked to a generic photo of the light type.
 
A challenge was to define the sports field boundaries and surfaces wherever possible. Seasonally, the sporting areas will be re-marked to be used for different sports. For example, fields could be marked as rugby pitches in the winter and cricket in the summer.
 
Careful review of aerial photography taken at different times of the year allowed the boundaries of individual sport fields to be defined.

Deliverables

The project deliverables included:

“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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