Quality assessment of geospatial data: does it fit your needs?

9 May 2017 (Wageningen, the Netherlands)

Due to the enormous growth of available spatial data, quality of spatial data is becoming a very important selection criterion to find the most adequate data for the intended use. Fitness for use is leading in determining quality of data. A framework is set up to assess the quality of a data set to meet specified user requirements. In this workshop, the framework will be discussed and validated against real world use cases.

In the workshop, an overview is given on data quality and recent developments worldwide. The keynote speaker Robert Jeansoulin (Université de Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée), co-author of “Fundamentals of spatial data quality" [Devillers et al; 2006], will elaborate on Essentials of Data Quality and Fitness for Use.

Our second invited speaker Karin Mertens (Quality Control Manager, National Geographic Institute, Belgium) will present the work of the Quality Knowledge Exchange Network (QKEN). Karin is a member of QKEN, a network established by EuroGeographics, the European National Mapping Agencies.

At the Expertise Centre for Geospatial Data Quality at Wageningen University & Research a geospatial data quality framework is developed for communication and assessing spatial data quality for specific use. This is ongoing work but the approach is presented in this workshop in real world cases.

Visit the workshop website at http://www.wur.nl/en/activity/AGILE-2017-pre-conference-workshop.htm to see more information and the preliminary programme. We invite participants not only to register for the workshop but also to submit cases on data quality from own practice or related future initiatives. In the workshop you can introduce your case to share and discuss your experiences with all participants.

The workshop is one of the workshops preceding the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, scheduled to take place at the campus of Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands! The workshop is an initiative of Wageningen University & Research (Expert Centre for Quality of Spatial Data), KU Leuven with support of EuroSDR. AGILE is the association of European Geo-Information Laboratories and seeks to ensure that the views of the geographic information teaching and research community are fully represented in the discussions that take place on future European research agendas. 

Wies Vullings, Wageningen University & Research/ECQSD, Netherlands
Joep Crompvoets, KU Leuven/EuroSDR, Belgium
Frans Rip, Wageningen University & Research/ECQSD, Netherlands
Jandirk Bulens, Wageningen University & Research/ECQSD, Netherlands