Fraym Data Management Platform
Designing geodata management
Fraym “delivers unprecedented, localized information about population characteristics and behaviors” (https://fraym.io/). The data used ranges from raster and vector data to survey and related reference data. This data and the results of analysis workflows must be stored and managed in a sustainable and similar manner. Since the amount of data Fraym stores has exceeded a manually manageable threshold, they needed to create a modern and scalable solution that takes Geo-IT standards into account.
The main project goal is to identify, discuss and document the requirements for Fraym’s Data Management Platform (DMP) with a particular focus on geo-spatial aspects. 52°North supports and advises Fraym in their development of solutions for storing and managing geo-spatial data required for data analysis workflows.
The initial requirements analysis phase featured a remote User Story Workshop. Based on the user requirements collected during a workshop, 52°North designed an overall
architecture for the DMP. Using arc42 as a lightweight, but flexible architecture documentation concept, we identified and designed the DMP’s central components to the required level of detail.
The project has recently reached the implementation phase. We currently develop the DMP using cutting-edge technology (e.g., AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service, auto-scaling of underlying business logic components, S3 for data storage). Specific solutions that focus on the requirements of data ingestion and metadata management will soon accompany the GeoNode framework that builds the technological foundation.