In November 2013, we created the first 3D-enabled national spatial data model for the Kingdom of Bahrain using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) industry standards:
- These open standards provide SLRB and its stakeholders with a consistent, standardised and shared view of location information.
- However, to ensure sustainable use of the new data, SLRB needed to understand the core geospatial data modelling concepts employed by us, to build the model.
OS delivered a specialist tailored training programme, which helped SLRB with its understanding of:
- Data-sharing among stakeholders.
- Attributes and benefits of specific open standards.
- How open standards can be deployed effectively in a national mapping context.
- Manipulating and developing the new data model without dependency on us at OS.
- Developed sustainable skills in data modelling through a structured knowledge transfer and coaching programme.
- Provided direct access to globally-recognised experts in the application of open standards in a national mapping context.
- Provided opportunities to develop and practice new skills directly aligned to the new 3D-enabled national spatial data model.
- Maximised the benefits of SLRB’s investment in the creation of a new data model.
The partnership between OS and SLRB was strengthened further when a five-year framework agreement was signed, providing the opportunity for both organisations to work collaboratively on a number of future projects.