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The Chief Surveyor-General presents: Wiki Style Documentation. A striving for panoptic documentation. What is documentation?. Define why we do things Define how we do things Define when we do things Define where we do things Define what we need to do to do things Documents answer questions.

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The chief surveyor general presents wiki style documentation

The Chief Surveyor-General presents:Wiki Style Documentation

A striving for panoptic documentation


What is documentation

What is documentation?

  • Define why we do things

  • Define how we do things

  • Define when we do things

  • Define where we do things

  • Define what we need to do to do things

  • Documents answer questions


What is documentation at an sg s office

What is documentation at an SG’s Office?

  • SG is an animal of law

  • All documentation needs to thread back to law

  • It is a public document


Documentation at the sg

Documentation at the SG

  • Act, Regulations, Ordinances

  • Manuals of procedure

  • Circulars

  • “Random Notes”

  • As well as random notes

  • Personal notes


Alternative forms of documentation

Alternative forms of documentation

  • Spoken word

  • Individual notes

  • Formal notes

  • Digital documents (eg Word document)

  • Digital manuals (eg software help systems)

  • Web pages

  • Wiki


What is knowledge management

What is knowledge management?

  • the explicit and systematic management of vital knowledge - and its associated processes of creation, organization, diffusion, use and exploitation - in pursuit of business objectives

  • "If only HP knew what it knows it would make three times more profit tomorrow" - Lew Platt, ex CEO Hewlett Packard


Why is knowledge management important

Why is knowledge management important

  • Increased content

  • Shorter development times

  • Facilitates innovation

  • Manage intellectual capital (eg retirees)

  • Increased networking

  • Holistic view of organisation

  • Help solve wicked problems

  • Specific, but not exclusive, to Rural Development:

    • High staff turn over

    • High cost of training


The wicked problem

The wicked problem


What is a wiki

What is a wiki

  • Wiki means “fast” in Hawaiian

  • Developed by an American, Ward Cunningham during 1994-1995

  • Everybody knows Wikipedia or WikiLeaks?

  • Website based

  • Anybody can create and edit

  • Any number of interlinked web pages

  • Via a web browser


Dokuwiki

Dokuwiki

  • Used for pilot study

  • Freeware

  • Written in PHP

  • Seemed simple enough to get setup

  • Aimed at documentation


The envisioned sg wiki

The envisioned SG Wiki

  • In the beginning…


Start capturing the current documentation

Start capturing the current documentation


Make atomic from the start

Make atomic from the start


Let more senior staff use and add to or amend

Let more senior staff use and add to or amend


Documentation team

Documentation team

  • Ratifies what has been amended

  • In consultation if necessary (as per previous example)

  • Informal discussions, ad hoc meetings to feed info to them

    • Eg PLS tea time discussions

  • A team per SG office

  • Instead of a team, maybe a librarian


Staff to start using wiki

Staff to start using Wiki

  • For example the diagram examination section


The envisioned sg wiki1

The envisioned SG Wiki

  • Start sharing…

  • Advertise to interested parties

  • The land surveyor

  • The conveyancer

  • The academics

  • Allow them to create and edit too


And those damn circulars

And those damn circulars?

  • Introducing RSS feeds


A new datastructure

A “New” Datastructure

  • How may this apply to GIS

    • GIS procedure

    • GIS operators notes

    • List of useful SQL statements

    • Etc

  • Something different

    • What about data presentation


Our gis currently

Our GIS Currently


With some attributes

With some attributes


But what if we got this

But what if we got this


List of pro s cons not yet considered

List of pro’s (cons not yet considered)

  • Free-ish

  • Neat

  • Accessible

  • Easily added to other applications

  • Free

  • General skill level

  • Collaboration


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