Geospatial data quality (ISO 19157-1): evolve or perish

Francisco Javier Ariza López, Pablo Barreira González, Joan Masó Pau, Alaitz Zabala Torres, Antonio Federico Rodríguez Pascual, Gonzalo Moreno Vergara, José Luis García Balboa

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Given the circumstance that the process for the revision of the international standard ISO 19157 is currently open, this article presents a critical reflection on its content, application and some challenges posed by the new types of data (e.g. big data, BIM data, etc.), that also have a geospatial component and to which, therefore, this international standard can be applied as well. Proposals are put forward going along three lines of improvement, on the one hand the consideration of new data quality elements and on the other, the reinforcement of the interoperability of this international standard with other standards related to data quality, and finally various improvements (e.g. standardization of evaluation methods, clearly introducing the life cycle, improvement of the definition of metaquality, etc.) of the standard, which come from experience.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)129-154
Number of pages26
JournalRevista Cartográfica
Issue number100
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

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