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August 14th, 2019
3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality call for papers

Malta is hosting an International workshop on spatial data quality which will see producers, users, academia and software suppliers gather in Valletta on 28 and 29 January 2020.

Abstracts and papers are now invited for the two-day event organised by EuroGeographics and EuroSDR in conjunction with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 211 Geographic Information (ISO TC211), and the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Technology is driving the geospatial information industry forward at an ever-growing rate with increasing recognition that quality is of paramount importance,” says Chair of EuroGeographics Quality Knowledge Exchange Network, Jonathan Holmes.

“As well as embracing new capture and quality assurance methods, we must also meet user expectations that data will be readily available, accurate, trustworthy and free. This presents new challenges for National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities who are the official sources of authoritative geospatial information.”

“Traditional methods of checking quality are now regarded as too expensive and the focus has shifted onto ways of ensuring that quality assurance is built into a method or process from the very beginning. In addition, many users know little about how the data is produced so we must find ways to communicate the trust, quality, provenance, and relevance of our content to all potential users – not just those in the professional community.”

“Previous events held in 2015 and 2017 provided valuable and innovative contributions to the ongoing debate on spatial data quality. We hope the 2020 workshop will prove just as successful and help to provide solutions to these issues.”

Papers are invited on all topics related to spatial data quality, including (but not limited to):

 • Quality evaluation of spatial data

• Quality certification and accreditation of spatial data

• Use of international metadata and quality standards

• Quality issues in spatial data infrastructures (e.g. national, INSPIRE)

• Communication/visualization of spatial data quality

• Spatial data usability/quality from the users perspective

• Impact of data quality on decision making

• Spatial data quality vs scales/resolution

• Applications of spatial data quality

• Quality of geospatial services

• Research trends in spatial data quality

• Practical implementation of spatial data quality assessment

• Quality Standards

• Software for measuring quality

• Quality of 3rd party data, crowdsourced/OSM etc.

• Authoritative data

Content must be submitted via this link by 1 October 2019.

Abstracts should be at least two pages long but no more than 3 to 4 pages whilst complete papers should be around 10 to 12 pages.

 All submissions will be independently reviewed by the programme committee members who will notify authors of their decision by 29 November 2019.

More information is available online here.

Programme Committee:

• Jonathan Holmes (Chair EuroGeographics – Quality KEN)

• Carol Agius (EuroGeographics)

• Tamás Palya (EuroGeographics Quality KEN)

• Karin Mertens (EuroGeographics Quality KEN)

• Antti Jakobsson (Maanmittauslaitos Finland)

• Bart De Lathouwer (OGC)

• Ray Patrucco (OS Great Britain)

• Joep Crompvoets (EuroSDR)

• Agneta Engberg (ISO TC211)

• Serena Coetzee (ICA)

• Franz-Josef Behr (ICA)