The National Public Toilet Map
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The National Public Toilet Map, commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, was redeveloped in 2004 by Human Solutions Pty Ltd, in conjunction with a number of subcontractors, service providers and third party data providers.
Together, we provide project management, information architecture, graphic design, software development, spatial infrastructure, usability testing, help desk support, content management, site hosting and ongoing maintenance for the National Public Toilet Map.
The site was refreshed in 2008 to provide a simpler interface, the location of caravan dump points, improved trip planning and new mapping functionality.
The original National Public Toilet Map site (2001-2004) was developed by National Geographic Information Systems (NGIS), and the site was hosted and supported by the Centre for Social Applications of GIS (GISCA).
The National Public Toilet Map is part of the National Continence Management Strategy.
Human Solutions Pty Ltd
Human Solutions is a privately-held Australian company that specialises in the design, presentation and management of complex information.
As the prime contractor for the National Public Toilet Map Web site, Human Solutions provides a range of services, including project management, information architecture, software development, usability testing, help desk support, content management, site hosting and ongoing maintenance.
During the 2008 refresh, Peta Riddel from WiseGuise designed new graphics for the site.
Google® provide a variety of online spatial services for the National Public Toilet Map through Google Maps®, including:
- map display
- point-to-point driving directions
- address geocoding for finding nearby toilets
The National Public Toilet Map Web site is colocated at a secure hosting facility in Hobart operated by Networking Tasmania.
The Toilet Map sends faxes to data providers using the InterFAX online fax system.
The Toilet Map Helpline uses the Telstra Freecall 1800 service and the FaxBank service for receiving faxes by email.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Population and remoteness data for local government areas were provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data is not used on the site directly; it is based on Census 2001 and 2002 estimates.
Australian Corporate Content
The local government areas and locality boundaries used to categorise data for display on the National Public Toilet Map were provided by Australian Corporate Content, an authorised reseller of the Public Sector Mapping Agencies Australia Limited (PSMA) Administrative Boundaries dataset.
Australian Local Government Association
Original contact details for local government agencies were provided by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the peak body for local government authorities in Australia.
The points of interest and locality names used on the National Public Toilet Map were provided by Geoscience Australia, the agency responsible for the Gazetteer of Australia. The data used on the site is based on the 2004 release.
Geographic extents for local government areas were provided by ANZLIC on behalf of Geoscience Australia.
Property Council of Australia
Contact details for shopping centres were provided by the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, a branch of the Property Council of Australia. The data is not used on the site directly, but assists in the management of shopping centre toilet information; it is based on May 2005 data.
Shopping Centre Council of Australia
Contact details for shopping centres were provided by the Shopping Centre Council of Australia. The data is not used on the site directly, but assists in the management of shopping centre toilet information.
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