Australia and New Zealand Spatial Marketplace Demonstrator ProjectCathy CrooksANZSM Project ManagerVictorian Department of Sustainability and Environmentcathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Visionthe Spatial Marketplace will be a simple and useable one-stop-shop for finding spatial data, accessing spatial analysis tools and sharing spatial resources. complete publishing, discovery, access, distribution and interoperability services for all spatial information resources in Australia and New Zealand 2
ANZSM Partners Steering Committee Project Control BoardNew Zealand& Program 3 Technical Reference Group
ANZSM EvaluationSeries of roadshows and workshop during 2012across Australian and New Zealand Evaluation and feedback
Evaluation PurposeEngage a broader range of stakeholdersand usersReceive feedback, thoughts and ideasEvaluating options for the SpatialMarketplaceDetermining next steps
Key QuestionsDo you support the Australia and NewZealand Spatial Marketplace concept?Would you actively support a Australia andNew Zealand Spatial Marketplace?What functions would you like to see in anoperational Australia and New ZealandSpatial Marketplace?
Who did we speak to? Government Private AcademiaBrisbane 9 4 0Melbourne 6 10 1Wellington 10 6 2Sydney 7 9 2Canberra 11 3 0Adelaide 8 6 0Perth 3 5 4Hobart 10 2 0
Top 5 benefits 1 2 3 4 5Brisbane Discoverability Improved Provision of Transparency Access to fit access resources of source for purposeMelbourne Discoverability National not Simplified Improved Access to fit state licensing access for purposeWellington Simplified Facilitates Control of Commercial Increase licensing linkages resources issues resolved productivitySydney Single point of Simplified Choice of Facilitate Promotional access licensing resources innovation for industryCanberra Discoverability Authoritative Single point of Reduce costs / Understand resources access cost effective resource valueAdelaide Discoverability Improved Saves time and Single point of Innovation/ access money access value addingPerth Reliability Automated All data can be Data currency Multiple access serendipity found channelsHobart Efficiency Networking Awareness of One stop shop Reduce some crowdsourcing what is there barriers to access
Barriers to participationPolitics and government policy Unknown return on investmentResourcing Resolving the ‘hard issues’Broad scale commitment Standards implementationTruly representative model Understanding legal liabilityPricing and licensing, IP IT infrastructureSustainable business model Quality of current dataWork with existing systems Confidence levels by usersUnknown cost of participation Custodian comfortExisting commercial agreements Resistance to change
Question 1Do you support the Australia and NewZealand Spatial Marketplace concept? Majority • Yes – definitely • Yes – maybe The rest = No
Question 2Would you actively support a Australia andNew Zealand Spatial Marketplace? Half = Conditional maybe • Depends on business case • Depends on commitment Half = No
Question 3What functions would you like to see in anoperational Australia and New ZealandSpatial Marketplace?
Functionality requiredDiscovery that works Visualise before downloadMixed models for payment Tools for linking dataReminders to update Data and product accessmetadata/ good metadata Secure transactionsCustodian contact details Access to skills/ knowledgeFeedback for resources Advertising functionsWeb services integration Accessing most recent resourcesUser friendly Automation of mechanicalSaaS functions
Current state Agreed that there is a difference betweena SDI and the Spatial Marketplace Can be created by adapting existinginfrastructure, but … It is an evolving and maturing conceptrequiring further research and innovation
RecommendationsLeverage existing infrastructures – adopt, adapt,inventFocus on standardsResearch industry standard search architecturesGarner support from the private sectorMake the most of lessons learnedMaintain the visionOpenly share the demonstrator IP and code
Recommendation 1.1The current Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD) Project beingundertaken by the Office of Spatial Policy (OSP) and GeoscienceAustralia (GA) seek to leverage the opportunities for research andcollaboration with the research community, including CSIRO, NCRIS,and CRC-SI to test and develop, a robust national search anddiscovery capability with a focus on moving to a semantic webenvironment in the future. Where possible CRC-SI leverage the research ontologies /vocabularies /semantics / and linked data of those entities and other jurisdictions that have already made significant progress in this area; and Consult with OSP, GA and CSIRO to understand the SIS Stack (SISS) architecture and potential national capabilities.
Recommendation 1.2To increase existing levels of interoperability across thesystem of systems ANZLIC leverage both completed andcurrent work on standardised reference architectures,middleware and crosswalks, including: CRC-SI Project 3.06 Alignment Study of Spatial Data Supply Chains; and existing SDIs including, but not limited to, ASDD, AuScope, SISS, National Environmental Information Infrastructure (NEII), LINZ Data Service, SLIP Future, AURIN and PSMA systems.
Recommendation 2.1 ANZLIC, via TC-211 Working Group andANZ OGC Forum, tap into the existingstandards work in the ISO, OGC andINSPIRE (and the Canadian equivalent)organisations.
Recommendation 2.2 CRC-SI use its relationship with OGC toinput and leverage the work of the OGCPhase 9 (OWS-9).
Recommendation 2.3ANZLIC Secretariat engage with the OpenTechnology Foundation and similarorganisations to explore opportunities towork through standards issues andcompliance of existing infrastructures.
Recommendation 2.4As part of the development of the NFSDF ANZLICto provide oversight to the development of astandards based spatial information architecture,in consultation with the jurisdictions, to facilitatesearch/discovery/access via the web for existinginfrastructure. This effort will draw upon thecurrent effort in developing a reference spatialarchitecture in OSP, Landgate, the NZ GeospatialOffice, CSIRO and BOM.
Recommendation 2.5Seek commitment from ANZLIC membersto implement the agreed standardarchitecture to ensure interoperability andmaximise the search, discovery, and accessopportunities from a national perspective.
Recommendation 3.1 The CRC-SI undertake research, and usethe OGC Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed, tofurther develop web-based services,specifically search and discovery asoutlined in the current Program 3 Strategyincluding WFS, WPS etc.
Recommendation 3.2The Defence Science and TechnologyOrganisation (DSTO) be consulted with aview to linking the Defence GeospatialDomain to the future infrastructure.
Recommendations 4.1 & 4.2CRC-SI use industry partners to assist inthe research into semantic web searchcapabilities.Industry partners to leverage the researchand resulting capabilities and wherepossible commercialise them to assist inthe realisation of a distributed onlinemarketplace.
Recommendation 5.1The lessons learned and knowledge generatedfrom the ANZSM project be utilised by ANZLICand other stakeholders to help informdiscussions on the development of policies andarchitectures for spatial information.
Recommendation 6.1ANZLIC retain the Spatial Marketplace vision forthe longer term, but will refocus its efforts fromthe single portal approach to a distributed onlinemarket. The market can then be underpinned bythe next generation spatial infrastructure and willbecome accessible through a range of devicesand channels, including social media.
Recommendation 6.2ANZLIC review the ANZSM Principles documentand use it to inform decisions that supportemerging models, technologies and marketplacesthat align with the overall vision.
Recommendations 7.1 & 7.2The CRC-SI be given ownership of thespatial marketplace demonstrator toextract value from work completed, and toenable further research and development.Ownership of the domainswww.spatialmarketplace.net.au andwww.spatialmarketplace.co.nz to remainwith ANZLIC.
Recommendations 7.3 & 7.4 The working ANZSM Demonstrator, asdeveloped up to Friday 9 November 2012,be formally retired by PSMA Australia. The ANZSM Demonstrator code be madeavailable under creative commonslicensing and made freely available for allwho wish to use it.
Recommendation 7.5 The Intellectual Property arising from theANZSM Demonstrator project be madefreely available.
What nextANZLIC to focus on maintaining the vision, developingfoundation data and policies, and standards coordinationacross the jurisdictionsCRCSI to focus on researching the tricky issues –discoverability, usability, accessibility, data federationSIBA to encourage all members to leverage what hasbeen achieved and what will come to innovate andcompete
And finally …Thank you to the Steering Committee andTechnical Reference Group membersThank you to all workshop participantsand those who have provided input alongthe way
BrisbaneSomething needs to happenOrganisational leadership requiredFocus on discoverabilityEvolutionary approach requiredShouldn’t be driven by governmentGet some easy winsPeople problem, not technologyNeed a robust business case
MelbourneViable business model neededLots of planning and work is requiredStandards are importantNeed commitment from allNeed to work with current commercial marketsCan’t just be a government resource
WellingtonCan’t just be a portalCommitment from all sectorsCritical mass of resourcesManage quality of resourcesMust be user friendlyMust use standardsGood discoverability and access requiredIf we don’t do this Google will. Do we want that?
SydneyBeing able to understand fitness-for-purpose iskeyNeed people who understand businessMust be attractive to the private sectorWhat about engaging non-traditional users?We have been here before, sort out the hardissues
CanberraGovernance of the marketplace needs to beresolvedHow do we engage non-traditional users?Sustainable structureWho is going to pay for this?Good idea, but ...
AdelaideWhat is the payment model?An opportunity for government and the privatesectorBusiness model is importantNeed buy in from all sectorsQuality of the resources is importantLong term viability
PerthLearn from the ‘lessons learned’Need ‘trusted’ relationshipsDiscoverable via googleChallenge is not the technologyGetting uptake is the challengeLinking, not duplicating, infrastructure
HobartWhat is taking you so long? Get somethingworking!What about aspatial data?Need to have authoritative dataNeed to leapfrog technology