Tranche Report

Tranche 1: Current State

Status 
Green
Description 
Collection of all information relating to current state of dataset quality, custodianship, product delivery and policy.
Status Comment 
July 2017: In June 2017 the FSDF PMO visited QLD government and undertook workshops to QA and QC the their content within the LINK. This content is now structured consistently, enabling a series of analytics to be undertaken to identify areas of capability or capacity improvement. Darning this visit, the PMO also workshopped with QLD enabling technology specialists and documented the infrastructures supporting QLD's catalogues, globes, storage and delivery infrastructure. This documentation will be shared across other jurisdictions.

Tranche 2: Users and User Needs

Status 
Green
Description 
Collection of needs for national foundation spatial datasets, including mandates, case studies, use cases, quality requirements.
Status Comment 
July 2017: The focus the FSDF is currently introducing the FSDF LINK to all key stakeholders, making everybody comfortable with the application and use for FSDF related project management. This has resulted in limited external engagement and focus on use cases.

Tranche 3: Future State

Status 
Green
Description 
Development of various iterations of the desired future state of the datasets, addressing quality, supply chain, delivery and policy issues identified in tranches 1 and 2.
Status Comment 
July 2017: Using the content contained within the FSDF LINK, the PMO are preparing a number of projects to improve data discoverability and consume-ability for the general user. These projects will aim to build all FSDF stakeholders capability’s in the production and maintenance of consistent metadata, whilst also exploring how guidelines could be established to publish web services in a consistent manner. 

Tranche 4: Change Plans

Status 
Green
Description 
Development of plans to change datasets from their current state to the desired future state, including necessary activities and who is responsible for carrying out those activities. The current focus is working with FSDF National Dataset working groups to capture their current priorities and projects, to ensure the LINK promotes all FSDF related work programs.
Status Comment 
July 2017: Progress is being made on aerial photography with feedback received by ICSM working group and information is being compiled. The prototype of theLINK is continuing to collect the national picture of FSDF data flows, systems, applications and business models. Interviews with BoM, AEC, ABS and ABARES have identified data flows and dependencies. The FSDF PMO is utilising this knowledge base to prepare project proposals to change some quality and supply chain aspects of the FSDF in alignment to the programs objectives.  

Tranche 5: Build

Status 
Green
Description 
Apply the change plans and build the infrastructure necessary to achieve the desired state of the FSDF. The outcomes of the build components will ensure all FSDF data is discoverable, accessible and usable to the end users.
Status Comment 
July 2017: The FSDF LINK is currently building the capability to directly harvest metadata directly from the custodian’s catalogue’s, to assist in content maintenance. In some situations a data custodian may not have the capabilities to disseminate their metadata in a standards compliant, catalogue service for the web format which can be consumed by applications such as the FSDF LINK or other catalogues. Considering this, the FSDF PMO are exploring ways to assist these suppliers, build their capabilities to do so.  

Tranche 7: Program Administration

Status 
Green
Description 
This is not a key task for the FSDF, rather a supporting function for administrative activities run out of the program management office. This includes: Maintenance of the LINK, Stakeholder management, communication, reporting and project sponsorship.
Status Comment 
The Program Management Office (PMO) is focusing on delivering the current developments within the LINK, and preparing for Locate17 presentation and workshops. The PMO is also reviewing what governance requirements are needed to ensure FSDF dataset supply chains are trusted and maintained.