International Workshop on Spatial Data and Map Quality

Dates: 20th to 21st January 2015
Venue: Old University Building, Valletta, Malta
Deadline for registration: 15th December 2014
Deadline for abstract submission: 30th September 2014
This event is a Eurogeographics activity.

A number of international groups and organisations actively involved in spatial data and map quality issues are organizing a two-day international workshop aimed at providing innovative and original contribution to the ongoing debate on spatial data and map quality issues and at improving the process of knowledge transfer by means of the development of new techniques and methods for quality assessment of spatial data sets and the maps produced.

Download workshop announcement for further details. Please direct any queries to Carol Agius.

Workshop Programme

Presentations -Tuesday, January 20th

Presenter Title  Size [MB]
Daniël Te Winkel The Dutch Key register Topography as open data 4.2
Kai Koistinen Quality information representation in ELF Geo Product Finder 0.7
Lysandros Tsoulos

Quality Assessment in the framework of Model Generalization

Rodolphe Devillers Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and other cartographic (r)evolutions -will be uploaded shortly 2.2
Vyron Antoniou

On the Volunteered Geographic Information Quality

Carol Agius Quality Management Practices in European National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities 1.7

Presentations -Wednesday, January 21st

Presenter Title  Size [MB]
Antti Jakobsson

Opening Remarks

Anja Hopfstock ELF Data Quality Reporting Process 0.9
Antti Jakobsson Quality Management of the European Location Framework 0.7
Dolors Barrot, Jordi Escriu, Anna Lleopart, Maria Pla and Blanca Baella

Metadata for (topographic) data on-demand

Ivan Ivanovich Lonskiy and Anja Hopfstock

Estimation of quality of cartographical products

Jo Shannon Good Quality Data, Maximising Business Value 0.9
Lies De Meulenaer and Barbara Bulkens Quality control of Large-scale Reference Data at the Flemish Geographical Information Agency 0.7
Matt Tobin and Stephen Tope

Predictive Analysis and Probability of Error Scoring, Study and Practise

Paul Hardy, Jay Cary, Roberto Lucchi and Rene Hinojosa

Consistency and Quality of INSPIRE & ELF Data, using GIS Tools

Antti Jakobsson

Closing Remarks


Draft agenda can be found here


Registration for the workshop is now open. This 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 EG

Workshop cancellation and substitution: You may substitute delegates at any time. Cancellations, via email, will be accepted until the 10th January 2015. Cancellations after the 10th January 2015 or failure to attend the event will incur costs to EuroGeographics; these will be invoiced to your organisation.

Delegates are expected to make their own hotel arrangements; we have booked several rooms for your stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana but they must be confirmed before 15th December 2014. To confirm the accommodation, please use the following registration form, complete it and send it to

Please fill in the following registration to attend the workshop. Completing this form will not guarantee a room.



Submissions are no longer being received

Abstracts (500 - 1000 words) using the approved template (.docx format) can be uploading on-line here.

Acceptance for an oral presentation, poster, or software demonstration at the workshop will be announced by 31st October 2014.

Deadline for long abstract/full paper is 31st December 2014.