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Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) Government Forum

All of the legislation you enforce, the policy decisions you make, and the services you provide to citizens, impact Australian business and the community somewhere. To make informed decisions, and understand the impact of your work on Australia’s people and environment, you should be using trusted, authoritative and easily accessible location information that is endorsed by the governments of Australia.

On February 21st 2017, Geoscience Australia invites you to attend a whole of government briefing on the Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF). 


The forum will have key note speakers from the Community Safety (Mark Crosweller, Director-General of Emergency Management Australia), Environment (TBC) and Social (TBC) sectors discussing their interactions with the FSDF as well as the FSDF Program Manager Simon Costello (Branch Head, Geoscience Australia) discussing the value of the framework. 

The forum also will demonstrate the Location Information Knowledge Platform (LINK), which is being made available to government staff.  The LINK allows users to discover trusted location information, learn about federated data governance, understand provenance and access a wide variety of location information supplied by the Commonwealth, States and Territories.  The principles and approach are of relevance to all data managers, custodians, stewards and users of location information.  The forum will also show how change programs can be managed across complex layers of governance.

This forum will is targeted at the Branch Head and Director level of agencies who currently use location information, may use location information, are interested in information management, or who are interested in seeing how this sector is managing and governing federated data.

Further information will be provided throughout January.  We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Simon Costello  |  Branch Head, National Location Information