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Articles | Volume XL-2/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-2/W1, 127–132, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-2/W1, 127–132, 2013

  13 May 2013

13 May 2013


A. Jakobsson1, A. Hopfstock2, M. Beare3, and R. Patrucco4 A. Jakobsson et al.
  • 1Development Centre, National Land Survey of Finland, P.O. Box 84, 00521 Helsinki, Finland
  • 2Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG), Richard-Strauss-Allee 11, 60598 Frankfurt a. M., Germany
  • 31Spatial Group Ltd.,Tennyson House, Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WZ, United Kingdom
  • 4Ordnance Survey, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS, United Kingdom

Keywords: Standards, Quality Management, Quality Assurance, Automation, Usability, Trust, Quality Assessment

Abstract. This paper will introduce how quality of geo-information can be managed when the production environment is no longer inside one organization (e.g. collection of data is contracted out) or data is compiled from various sources like in case of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). The bases for quality management of reference geo-information are discussed using three viewpoints; data, process and organization and user centric viewpoints. These viewpoints can be met using ISO 19157 and ISO 19158 standards together with ESDIN developed Quality Model and Data Quality Services Framework (DQSF). Two different services are identified a Data Quality Web Service and a Data User Web Service. We discuss how these principles and services are implemented now within EuroGeographics and Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. Further development will be done during the European Location Framework (ELF) project, which is providing a single source of reference geo-information for Europe during 2013-2016.