EMSINA presented at the first National Metadata Working Group (MDWG) in Canberra yesterday. We presented an Emergency Management perspective on the increasing importance of metadata when utilising spatial data for decision making (download presentation). We then presented on our Group's rough journey in obtaining basic information and support around implementing metadata in a nationally consistent and standard manner - Project 12.
The outcomes of the meeting appeared to be promising. The newly formed Group(s) are now tasked with short- and long-term roadmaps around the key issues raised.
EMSINA has invited a member of the MDWG to formally present the Meeting outcomes and progress against the issues we raised at our upcoming Brisbane meeting.