Sommaire de la publication

Sommaire de la publication

Larrivée, S., Y. Bédard, M. Gervais, T. Roy, 2011, New Horizons for Spatial Data Quality Research, 7th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality (ISSDQ 2011), October, 12-14, Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract

Producing and using spatial data as well as web services has reached the level of mass market, leading to new research challenges. A number of concepts are appearing regularly in our community: certification, accreditation, inspection, audit, warranty, quality assessment, quality control, quality assurance which are natural ways for a society to organize itself when a mass of citizens is facing in-creasing risks of misusing given products or services. Such concepts help defining who is responsible or liable for these risks, who absorbs the remaining uncertainty inherent to the use of data once technical means have contributed to reduce this risk. This paper provides an overview of recent issues surrounding formal data quality endorsments in a scenario where spatial data have become a commodity.