2nd International workshop on Spatial Data Quality

Dates: 6th to 7th February 2018
Venue: Old University Campus, Valletta, Malta
Deadline for registration: 21st January 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th October 2017
This event is a Eurogeographics activity.

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Following the successful workshop on spatial data quality in Malta in January 2015 a second workshop will be held in Valletta, Malta on 6th and 7th February 2018.

The full announcement for the workshop is available here

A draft agenda is available here. last update 26/01/2018

Presentations can be found at the bottom of this page, please scroll down.


Information about the venue and hotels is available here. Please note the speakers and delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Registration and fees: Registration to this event is now closed

Registration for the workshop is now open. There is no registration fee, the event is being sponsored by EuroGeographics and spaces are limited.

Please note that the registration is only valid once you have received a confirmation from EuroGeographics.


Workshop cancellation and substitution:

You may substitute delegates at any time. Cancellations, via email, will be accepted until the 12th January 2018. Cancellations after this date or failure to attend the event will incur costs to EuroGeographics; these will be invoiced to your organisation. For either substitution or cancellation please email Jonathan Holmes.


Submissions: Are now closed

Abstracts or complete papers should be submitted by 1st October 2017. Each abstract/paper will be independently reviewed by the programme committee members. Their individual scores will be re-evaluated and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place by 13th November 2017. Full papers should be submitted by 15th January 2018

Abstracts should be 3000-4000 characters) and complete papers 10 to 12 pages. There is also a possibility to propose a demonstration of software (this should follow the abstract track).Abstracts or complete papers should be uploaded here using the template available here. Please note that you will need to create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one.

Tuesday 6th February

Session 1: Geospatial Standards, Chair: Jonathan Holmes

Management and quality system for geographic information, based on ISO TC/211 regulations

Robledo Ceballos Joselyn Alejandra (presented by Antony Cooper)

ISO 9001 for spatial data: ICGC experience

Dolors Barrot and Maria Pla

Implementing geospatial data quality standards – motivators and barriers

Serena Coetzee, Franz-Josef Behr and Antony K Cooper

Session 2: Data Quality, Chair: Ray Patrucco

Assessing the quality of OpenStreetMap road data in part of Tshwane, South Africa

Ernest Yzel and Antony Cooper

Quality of spatial data in court proceedings

Jordi Sandalinas

A quality control method for non-normal positional error data using a multinomial approach

Francisco Javier Ariza-López, José Rodríguez-Avi, José L. García-Balboa and Virtudes Alba-Fernández

Session 3: Quality Requirements, Chair: Antti Jakobsson

Quality requirements for core data

Dominique Laurent and François Chirié

Eliciting User and Producer Views on Geospatial Data Quality

Hasti Ziaimatin, Alireza Nili, Alistair Barros, Ivana Ivánová and Tom Spencer

Session 4: Frameworks & Quality Models, Chair: Christina Wasström

Towards an Ontology for Geospatial User-centric Metadata

Hasti Ziaimatin, Alistair Barros, Ivana Ivánová and Tom Spencer

From quality on spatial data to data quality vocabulary (DQV) for the Semantic Web - the Norwegian experience of aligning ISO 19157 Data Quality to DQV


Morten Borrebaek and Magni Busterud


Forming Quality Model for cadastral data using International Standards – The Hellenic cadastre experience

Ioannis Kavvadas


Wednesday 7th February

Session 5: Automation, Chair: Carol Agius

Experiences on using Data Quality Measures for automatic validation of geographical datasets

Erling Onstein and Knut Jetlund

Towards Automating Spatial Data Quality Evaluation in the Finnish National Topographic Database

Riikka Kivekäs and Nils Mesterton

How Data Quality Automation Delivers Improved Productivity

Daniel Warner and Seb Lessware

Session 6: Confusion Matrices and their use in Spatial Data Quality, Chair: Jonathan Holmes

Confusion Matrices and their use in Spatial Data Quality

José L. García-Balboa, María V. Alba-Fernández, Francisco J. Ariza-López and José Rodrígue-Avi

Session 8: Data Visualisation, Chair: Serena Coetzee

Visualization of quality in the Cadaster Index Map at Lantmäteriet

Torsten Svärd

Visualisation of spatial register data quality in public dashboards

Anouk Huisman - van Zijp

Participants List 7/02/2018