CANRI Project Plans 2002-2003
Project # 27-RIIS Phase 4
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2 Short name or acronymRIIS Phase 4
This project will further expand on the river information provided to the Internet using the CANRI framework. It will publish data from Sydney Water Authority and Snowy Mountains Authority on the River Information Internet System site. This site is the "principal" location for obtaining a State view of river flow data and will be compatible with and linked to other natural resource data.
4 Target audience
Primary audience:State government
Main regional audience:
5 Participating organisations
5.1 Lead agency or organisation
5.2 Other agencies or organisations
Project Steering Committee
7 Project definition
7.1 Project description and objectives
This project will further develop Internet based tools, systems, and provide more and a greater range of natural resource data to the Internet community. The focus will be on providing additional information from the major water agencies not yet part of the system. This information will be provided through a single Internet location by using a user friendly mapping interface. This site will be "principal location for obtaining a State view of river flow data and will be compatible with and linked to other natural resource data. The current RIIS Site is receiving in excess of 20,000 hits per month. This will increase as the site location becomes better known and additional agencies make data available through this portal. Further publication of multi agency information through a single user friendly interface will be delivered in this project. Agencies will be brought on-line progressively with priority givenin this phase of the project to river information from: ;Sydney Water Authority ;Snowy Mountains Authority ;Bereau of Metorology It is hoped to be able to identify local government bodies interested in publishing on this site.
7.2 Inclusions and exclusions
This project will not:
Collect data for publication from the source of the data (ie Data Loggers in situ)
Use project resources to manage existing datasets
Enhance existing agencies publication capabilities
This project will:
Use the existing software developed in RIIS and CANRI related project as the backbone of the data publishing system.
Give technical support to enable agencies to publish their data
Provide some financial assistance to setup software to enable data publication
7.3 Related initiatives and interdependencies
This project will make use of protocols established by the previous CANRI RIIS project and software being developed by the DLWC (State Water), PWD (Manlyvale Laboratory) ACT Electricity & Water (Ecowise) for the publication of river information.
7.4 Technological environment
The project will make use of the existing computer hardware and commercial software packages in the member agencies. The specialised software will make use of existing proprietary software and recent developments such as Internet generic tools and ICMISS where possible. This will also further build on the strengths of software developed previously in the RIIS project.
7.5 Prerequisites and assumptions
This project will rely on the current developments in CANRI to deliver some of the functionality, specifically the Generic Mapping Interface to permit multi-views of data Non delivery on the Generic Mapping Interface required a revision of the previous phase of the project.
8.1 Details of deliverables
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8.2 Environmental theme
8.3 Type of deliverables
8.4 Additional information
9 Schedule and costs
9.1 Schedule and cost details
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9.2 Additional information
10 Project organisation and controls
10.1 Organisation Chart
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10.3 Quality management
Progress reports will be provided to the CANRI coordination team every two months or otherwise as required.
The Project Manager (or a representative) will attend CANRI Program Implementation Group meetings to discuss progress on the project.
The Senior User (or a representative) will attend CANRI Community Reference Group (CRG) meetings or contact a member of the CRG prior to each meeting to enable discussion on progress of the project and to ensure that users needs are met.
Other quality management measures to be adopted:
11 Other information
12 Executive signoff
The Project and its outcomes are consistent with the business policies and strategies of this organisation as its sponsor. Resources are available to adequately supplement those provided by CANRI funding for the substantial delivery of expected project outcomes and for the realisation of described benefits.
This project plan has been prepared in accordance with the 2001/02 CANRI Project Plan guidelines
The project is consistent with the business policies and strategies of this agency as its sponsor. Resources are available to adequately supplement CANRI funding for the provision of the stated project deliverables and the realisation of stated objectives.