GIS/Spatial Information Management: (02) 8011 4637

Steal and You’ll be Punished, except when it’s IP and industry Associations” is a true case study about malfeasance in a major Australian industry Association, calling out the lack of accountability, mismanagement by Office Holders and Committees and how to recognize inappropriate behaviour and misbehaviour.

Reader Reviews:

“An interesting read and a cautionary tale of IP, conflict of interest, professionalism and ethics in an industry where information and knowledge is pivotal to its success.  As a past Director and President of like-minded Industry Associations I feel a better outcome may have been reached for all those concerned if there was adherence to due process and timeliness by the Association in question.” Antoine Burdett, Past President GITA ANZ, Past Director SIBA | GITA

“This is a truly fascinating story and is a must read for any Professionals, Managers and Associations across all industries. The book explains through definition the meaning behind Professionalism, IP, Conflict of Interest and supporting attributes backed up by several case studies. The book is underpinned by the true story of Gary and Bill and the issues faced when Bill’s IP was misused and what happens when the supporting Association gets involved. You be the judge. Where do you sit with IP? What would you do?”  Sandy Muir, Civil Engineer, Owner, Odysseus-imc Pty Ltd

The story in this book is something I see and hear too often having worked in the Spatial and IT industries for over two decades.  Associations and people are focused on feathering their own nests and scratching each other’s backs. I hope this book encourages GIS professionals to call out poor practice when they see it.”  Spatial Consultant, Canberra Australia

Some of the Services Provided by Corporate GIS:

GIS Business Strategies & Roadmaps

Development of Strategies, Roadmaps and Plans for the use of GIS/Spatial and related technologies to meet business needs – often includes broad cost benefit analysis and / or pricing strategies.

Market Research and Analysis

Develop and undertake the annual GIS Industry and Technology Survey as well as specialised surveys for industry benchmarking projects and specific client studies.

Business Cases & Cost Benefit Analysis

Development of Economic Appraisals, Cost Benefit analysis models and Financial Reviews leading to the development of Business Cases for GIS and related projects integrated to meet specific business objectives.

Specifications & Tenders

Development of Functional and Technical Specifications and Tenders for procurement of GIS / Spatial and related system acquisition – generally includes evaluation and benchmarking of tenders and systems.

Requirements & Needs Analysis Review

Development of User Requirements and Needs Analysis based upon business requirements – often includes change management plans.

Productivity Reviews

Review existing GIS systems and GIS Health Checks to determine fit with business needs and to determine any productivity-based improvements that may be required.

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Bruce Douglas

Phone: (02) 8011 4637

Mobile: 0418 780 322


Sydney, NSW

Brisbane, QLD

Our Customers are our Best Reference:

“Bruce Douglas developed a GIS Strategic Plan for both Blacktown City Council (where I was previously ICT Manager) and Camden Council. More recently, Bruce assisted Camden Council with the development of a specification for a replacement GIS as well as managing the tender evaluation process. Bruce brings many years of spatial and governance knowledge to the table which was very welcome by our evaluation working party. All in all, great outcome for Camden Council.”,

Mr Kevin Voegt, fmr Manager Technology Solutions

Qld Dep of State Development, Tourism and Innovation:

“Bruce Douglas’ technical expertise, strong business and client focused attributes assisted in successfully navigating through the complex mix of geospatial technologies to deliver a concise GIS health assessment and implementation report.”

Hugo Le Mao, Manager Information and Technology Services

“The GIS Strategy that Corporate GIS delivered was on time and on budget to a very high standard was in a form that was “very engaging” by senior executives of the Department, facilitating adoption of almost all of the final recommendations.”

Ms Linda Argall, fmr National IT Manager, Centrelink

“The GIS Strategy that Corporate GIS did for PlanningNSW was of a very high standard, delivered on time and was in an understandable form that was “very readable” by senior executives of the Department.”

Ms Dianne Patenall, fmr Executive Director of Planning NSW

“The calibre of this report should be the standard for future reports encompassing major technology and organisational change in Council”

When presenting the GIS Report and Business Case (undertaken by Corporate GIS) to the Corporate Governance Committee of the Gold Coast City Council

Mr Dale Dickson, fmr CEO Gold Coast City Council

“Both the SIS Business Case and GIS Strategy undertaken by Corporate GIS were delivered on time and on budget”

Kevin Pearse, fmr Manager Spatial & Information Systems, Queensland Rail

“We needed totally independent consultants to assist with a recent tender evaluation – Corporate GIS provided a professional, unbiased and independent evaluation.”

Steve White, fmr GIS Manager, Main Roads Qld.

…and they do keep coming back:

Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW – 2 Projects
Australian Federal Police, ACT – 7 Projects
Ergon Energy, QLD – 2 Projects
Integral Energy, NSW – 3 Projects

Main Roads Dept, QLD – 2 Projects
NSW Lands – 13 Projects
NSW Planning – 4 Projects
Queensland Rail – 5 Projects