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 
March 2017: With the introduction of the National Dataset (a dataset which is a real world representation of how data is managed), content is currently under review by the National Dataset custodians. Mapping of catalogues, globes, storage and delivery infrastructure across all jurisdictions is underway, workshops are scheduled to be undertaken with SA government. Content for theLINK is currently under review for the formal release of theLINK at Loate17.

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 
March 2017: Interviews conducted with the Hydrographic Office and Geoscience Australia Positioning team to capture FSDF theme user requirements, use cases related to each FSDF dataset. 

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 
March 2017: Future state project opportunities are being registered, however due to this tranche's lower priority, the production of these project briefs is on hold. The transition of theLINK to the cloud has priority. The definition of the future state is subject to the establishment of supplychain governing committees. 

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 
March 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 
March 2017: The Access database containing content about data sets and their relationships has been uploaded into an Amazon cloud space. Drupal is being used to manage this content. Phase one and two of the LINK development has concluded. Phase three is currently under development, this phase introduces searching functionality. It is intended this will be concluded by Locate17. A project has been initiated to begin harvesting metadata directly from jurisdictional metadata catalogues to ensure the LINK is up to date with minimal user intervention. Further activity is occurring between GA and individual jurisdictions to assist in developing common infrastructures, to enable gridded information dissemination.

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.