Webinar on Spatial Data Quality

GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on Geospatial Data Quality

English Webinar: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
French Webinar: Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 2:30-4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Webinar Overview
GeoConnections, a national initiative led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), invites you to learn about the importance of geospatial data quality in the context of Earth observation and geomatics in Canada.

The context in which geospatial data is produced and used has changed significantly in the last decades. Today, as we are entering the “Data Era”, more and more data, including geospatial data, is being collected and published on the Web every day. Now, everyone, even without geospatial knowledge, can make maps, geospatial mashups and various types of geospatial applications for different purposes and even share them to other users. However, today’s typical users do not understand the uncertain nature of geospatial data and take digital data for granted, without considering their quality and validity for their intended usage. Users have limited knowledge of the risks associated with the use of geospatial data which may have significant social, political and even economical consequences.

Geospatial data quality is therefore an important topic in the context of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure. The purpose of this GeoConnections webinar is to review the concepts underlying geospatial data quality, to discuss the geospatial data quality evaluation process (based on ISO 19157 and ISO 19158 standards) and to understand how to reduce the risk when using geospatial data (based on ISO 31000 standard). This webinar also informs on how the production and the distribution of quality geospatial data may affect the whole geomatics community. Finally, the webinar provides examples on quality evaluation and risk management in the contexts of Business-to-Business (B2B), Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C).
During the webinar, you will learn:

  • Why is geospatial data quality important?;
  • The concepts underlying geospatial data quality;
  • The fundamentals of geospatial data quality evaluation and risk management;
  • Geospatial data quality evaluation and risk management in practice;
  • Recommendations for B2B, B2C and C2C contexts.

To register for this webinar, please contact Eric Wright by e-mail at Eric.Wright@RNCan-NRCan.gc.ca, or by telephone at (613) 715-5483.
Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.