The Office of the Registrar General together with Department of Customer Service Spatial Services and NSW LRS, have commenced the hybrid capture-on-demand project. Hybrid capture-on-demand increases the utilisation of digital survey plans for plan examination to reduce the prevalence of errors in registered plans.
The project utilises an existing service provider engaged by NSW Spatial Services to convert plan images lodged with NSW LRS into a digital format, landXML, to support plan examination. Upon plan registration, digital data is returned to NSW Spatial Services, rather than data capture through the service provider occurring at that point.
A trial project in 2018 found that increased use of digital survey plans for plan examination reduced the average number of requisition cycles between NSW LRS and registered surveyors, decreased errors on registered plans and minimised the need for plan amendments after registration. Please find more information on the Capture on Demand Analysis document. It is also expected that hybrid capture-on-demand will support more effective regulatory activities to improve the quality of survey plans lodged by registered surveyors.