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Objective Compliance Element Spatial Data Management Plan (SDMP)

Implementation & Operation

The SDMP shall be used by spatial data users both within Defence and Defence Contractors, and data managers within DSRG. It is the responsibility of data users to implement the SDMP Specifications and produce data in accordance with the specifications.

The SDMP is made up of three main Sections:

  • Section 1 provides an introduction to the SDMP, the scope of implementation and other background information to the document.
  • Section 2 contains the General Data Specification that describes data formats, file naming conventions, metadata requirements, the approved datum and coordinate systems, measurement units, accuracy and other DS data standards.
  • Sections 3 onwards contain a set of specific data type specifications that shall be implemented by all spatial data users. The data specifications cover the key DS data types, the Master Site Plan and the Spaces (Floor) Plans, in addition to specifications for engineering detail survey, aerial photography, master planning, environmental data and other data types.

Data Users shall implement all requirements defined in Section 2, and the specific data requirements in Sections 3 onwards as determined by the type of data to be created or updated.

Appendices support the SDMP, providing detail of the DSRG Spatial Data Management Specification, the full Metadata Specification and additional appendices to support the core data specification and data type specifications.

A set of Template Datasets are provided as part of the SDMP to assist in the implementation of the SDMP specification. The templates include example data that has been collected in accordance with the SDMP specifications.

SDMP Specification Process

SDMP Specification Process Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 3 Section 7 Section 8 Section 9 Section 10 Section 11 Section 12 Section 13

Geospatial Preparedness Working Group (DSRGPWG)

The DSRG Geospatial Preparedness Working Group (DSGPWG) is formed by a core group of stakeholders, facilitating two-way engagement on key areas of interest in the geospatial domain. The group will be able to represent the broader DS interests by gradual inclusion into the group. The group will meet in a pre-defined monthly frequency unless factors necessitate a change to this schedule.

Focus of the Working Group

By initiating the DS Geospatial Preparedness Working Group the following outcomes are expected:

  • Business areas impacted by new geospatial capability (such as SAP geo-enablement) will be able to be engaged and responded to with timely, relevant information regarding the changes.
  • Projects and other initiatives requiring business input on a geospatial component can seek guidance and planning assistance from a central group in the first instance.
  • Issues impacting the geospatial domain of Defence Support are aggregated by a centralrepresentative group which reduces the risk of inconsistent procedures and decision making.
  • Business geospatial data (operational layers) requirements are prepared for GEMS solution realisation, and
  • The geospatial interests of Defence Support will be formally represented at other Defence-wide geospatial discussions and formally promoted to the DS executive.

Feedback to the working group is strongly encouraged. Please do so via the Geospatial Forum.

A Spatial Data Overlay Management Plan (SDOMP) can be developed to guide business areas in defining their spatial operational data layers.