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Update on Metadata Standards


3 February 2017

Thank you for your continued interest and involvement in the development of Metadata Standards for the three waters network and residential and light commercial buildings. This is to provide you with an update on this work. As you may be aware, draft metadata standards were completed toward the end of 2016. We can now confirm funding has been secured to:

  • 1) Get the metadata standards to a position where they are ready for public release
  • This will involve a series of workshops to discuss, and incorporate, feedback received on the draft standards. More information, including how to register interest in attending these workshops is to follow.
  • Once the standards have been finalised, they will be made available to industry through a (simple and free) registration process to provide organisations with an opportunity to begin to use the standards within New Zealand.
  • 2) Complete the business case containing options for Central Government involvement in implementing the standards
  • This business case considers a range of options for implementation, with the option of piloting the metadata standards with a small group of asset owners and suppliers currently preferred. Piloting will enable us to test the approach to implementation in order to better understand what will be required for system-wide implementation. The exact form, funding and timing of the preferred implementation option is still to be determined and we will work with key industry stakeholders and potential pilot partners to progress this work over the coming months.

The aim is to complete the above tasks by the end of June 2017. It is our intention to continue with the collaborative process established in the development of the draft metadata standards and your continued involvement to support this work will be essential to success.

Progress and evolution indicate that the standards need to be a living document, and as such will require on going ownership and governance. Therefore, in addition to the above activities we will be working to identify a sustainable long term home for the standards, through consultation with industry stakeholders and various central agencies.

Project Management and Coordination resource for the next 5 months is currently being finalised, and you can expect communication (for example how to register interest in attending the workshops outlined above) and action to ramp up once these people are in place.

We will continue to keep you informed as this work progresses, once again many thanks for the way you have engaged with and supported this work.

Dave Hipkins Interim Programme Director – Asset Metadata Standards Location Information

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