The sheer amount of location data available means we need to simplify data supply so businesses and governments can focus on solutions.
Our systems, siloed data and the sheer size of the datasets we produced were becoming cumbersome and requiring significant manual intervention by geospatial specialists.
It was critical that data quality be maintained at a high level at all times, as the location data PSMA delivers is critical to organisations including Australia's emergency services.
Within the original workflow, manual intervention was required to process the volume of geospatial data sourced by PSMA. Engineers kicked-off processing jobs and waited hours for a result. It also opened the possibility of human error.
With these factors in mind, developing a solution to process geospatial data without significant manual intervention was key to the success of our partnership.
In short, making data processing repeatable and predictable, reduced processing times from days and weeks to hours and minutes, allowing PSMA to meet client real-time needs and expectations.
We wanted to ensure the PSMA team was in a strong position to maintain the platform when we rolled off, so we supported them through hands-on implementation of continuous integration, continuous deployment and data version control among other practices.