Compiling Data Inventories
Since 2018, X4 Consulting has been working with Stats NZ to compile data inventories across multiple government agencies, as part of New Zealand’s Open Government Data Programme.
These inventories allow government to clearly identify what data they collect and hold, as well as the status of those datasets. This is a key piece of work, designed to accelerate the building of a well-managed data infrastructure, provide greater transparency and visibility of available data, and enable economic and social benefits for all New Zealand through data driven innovation.
While typically data inventories have been focussed within a single agency, below is a case study that outlines how government agencies worked collaboratively on a data inventory to uncover and document a rich source of marine geo-spatial data across multiple agencies.
Read the full article on Medium.