Sommaire de la publication

Sommaire de la publication

Devillers, R., Y. BĂ©dard, M. Gervais, F. Pinet, M. Schneider, L. Bejaoui, M.-A. Levesque, M. Salehi, A. Zargar, 2007, How to improve Geospatial Data Usability: From Metadata to Quality-Aware GIS Community, Spatial Data Usability, A AGILE Pre-Conference Workshop, May 8th, Aalborg, Denmark

Abstract

This paper looks at different ways that were used in the last decades to improve spatial data
usability. We first present a view of this evolution. We then discuss different researches done by the
authors during the past 10 years in North-America and Europe to provide preliminary solutions to the
problem of assessing spatial data usability and reducing data misuse. We place these works into a
larger context, see how they are complementary, their limitations, and then discuss future research
directions that should help the end-users in the highly complex task of assessing the usability of their
data.