The Land Management Data Base (LMDB) Framework provides a standardised approach to mapping and recording of funded on-ground activities, and reporting on project outputs. It also allows reporting (using Crystal Reports) against a range of management targets or output objectives, including native vegetation management and establishment, erosion control, weed and pest control, and community capacity building. The intent of the LMDB Spatial Framework is to provide a mechanism to spatially record and consistently describe natural resource investment. Consistently describing natural resource investment is maintained by utilisation of the NSW agreed standard output protocols.
Various levels of reporting are available, to Catchment, State or Federal agencies responsible for natural resource investment. The LMDB product is used by DECCW internally and by NSW Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) to manage a variety of Natural Resource funded Projects.
Of prime importance to DECCW and CMAs was the simplification of the application and physical architecture, database management and deployment processes, and data management (backup and restore). The simplification of the application was also required to enable increased user experience, a more tailored solution for the users and provide a simplified user interface.
BSR Solutions undertook an assignment to establish the business environment and future delivery and support model for LMDB. The Department and the CMAs needed to be clear about the future for LMDB, particularly how it could be deployed and supported outside DECCW and the 13 CMAs.
The BSR project developed the applications and infrastructure documentation, and clarified the extent of the effort to develop functional and technical documentation sufficient to support the LMDB product. This process produced a direction, a high level model for the application and infrastructure support, and a number of deployment options. The final stage was the creation of business, technical and system administration documentation.