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Data Quality in INSPIRE: Balancing Legal Obligations with Technical Aspects

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Even though the term “data quality” may seem to be self-explanatory, it is rather difficult to discuss because of the prevailing assumptions, incoherent terminology, and the diverging viewpoints to which it is subject. This report describes how data quality (DQ) was addressed during the development of the INSPIRE implementing rules and technical guidelines. This development process, which started in 2005 with the drafting of the conceptual framework, continued with the interoperability specification development for Annex I data themes in 2008-2010, and was finished with the definition of specifications for Annex II and III in 2013.
Data Quality
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013