Geoscience Australia & MapData Services

MapData Services needed to help client Geoscience Australia (GA) deliver terabytes of elevation data more efficiently.

They chose FME Cloud and AWS (S3) to provide an automated system for data delivery that was scalable as new datasets were added. Named the Elevation Information System (ELVIS), it provides users the ability to download data for their area of interest in both the format and coordinate system of their preference.

Implementing the data delivery system in the cloud has improved reliability and allowed requests for information to be handled automatically. Government, academia and the public can now access GA’s elevation data holdings by email in 5 minutes, and large orders can be downloaded within the hour. The project has reduced costs by 600%, manual effort by 80%, and delivery speed by 98%.

Geoscience Australia is the country’s national geological survey.
MapData Services is a premium specialist in the digital mapping and data market.

“Other state agencies are now seeing the benefit of using the cloud to deliver large data volumes quickly and reliably.” -- Brett Madsen, MapData Services