I’m beginning some work to bring some light touch improvements to data governance and ideally a very lean set of data cataloguing tools for a small team of officers with minimal coding skills in an Intelligence and Analysis unit at the NSW EPA. They source a range of public data including a growing set from data.gov to undertake analysis work mostly using excel and Power BI. An example is reporting on the trend of pollution using the National Pollution Inventory for a company in the Australian Business Register, a light sprinkle of SA1 ABS data and after joining these sets with some internal
address and company based licensing data. Not being from a data or IT background their processes have been very ad-hoc. They will have limited and sporadic developer support.
Looking for some quick wins I have the following questions:
- using data.gov.au site can a curated set of data sources be created for a user, an organisation (a consumer), or a set of users (a team) ? I don’t see it anywhere. Is this the case ?
- I’m keen to know more about the model use cases, requirements, and minimum level support/self serve deployment investment for magda - for a single team to consider a local instance ? I have basic docker, npm, yarn, java and API skills but no node in anger and zip in scala… and 4 to 6 months of my time with uncertain support there after. Advice on go, no-go would be great.
Many thanks in advance