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Advances in Native Title Research Data Management: Recent Developments in Relational Database Applications at NTSCORP

James Rose

AIATSIS Native Title Conference: People, Place, Power | Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Studies and National Native Title Council | Published : 2010


In 2006 the NTSCorp Research Unit presented at the National Native Title conference on its breakthrough application to native title research of a relational database management system (RDMS) nicknamed FA-RES (Future Acts & RESearch). Four years on, FA-RES has gone through two generational advances and now stands at version 3. This RDMS currently tracks over 50,000 individuals together with their genealogical and geographic affiliations, tens-of-thousands of primary- and secondary-source documents including maps & images, and geospatial data for NSW, QLD and VIC. The system is GoogleEarth and MapInfo compatible. The primary FA-RES server runs from NTSCorp’s head office in Redfern with the cap..

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