Spatial Vision is pleased to announce that a project to further enhance the successful Platform for Environmental Modeling Support (PEMS) Demonstrator has been approved by the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI).
The new demonstrator project, known as the National Data Grid (NDG), will build on the outcomes achieved in the original PEMS Demonstrator project. It will focus on an improved system that aims to support operational users in business processes nominated by the Victorian Departments of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), and Justice (DoJ). These processes include:
Ecomarkets; wildfire asset identification and consequence evaluation; and, data access interoperability via web services.
The project will also seek to demonstrate a more diverse range of scenarios and potential applications for a fully developed PEMS Production system to interested parties, both at a jurisdictional and national level. To cater for the anticipated needs of these parties, the project will also invest significant resources into addressing scalability issues.
The new project has a budget of more than $880,000 over four years, of which the CRC SI will contribute around one third.
The National Data Grid is a data platform that adopts a grid cell (also called raster) based approach to managing spatial information (SI). It adopts a shared infrastructure model allowing participating users and organisations to integrate and aggregate their data based on a set of standards to support existing and new business activities while avoiding the need to invest in expensive stand-alone SI infrastructure.
The organisations participating in the NDG Demonstrator project are Spatial Vision, DSE, Office of the Emergency Service Commissioner (within DoJ), DPI, Geoscience Australia and Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing.
“This project will result in an environment that will allow professionals with or without spatial information backgrounds to access a rich amount of data and slice and dice this spatial information to meet their needs” said Mr Farrell, Development Manager at Spatial Vision.
In the long term, NDG will provide a central store of standardised grid cell data, not only for environment and natural resource management themes but also for social and economic themes, including socio-demographic information.
“The full NDG will provide a national spatial data resource that will be vital to effective and efficient analysis/modelling activities to support natural resource managers, such as climate impacts on our natural resources, amongst others”.
NDG will be one of the few data integrating applications permitting users to meaningfully interact with spatial data and undertake queries and analyses in an efficient manner while supported by a full audit trail of the data.
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