Exploring the key areas of spatial metadata automation research in Australia
AuthorOLFAT, HAMED; Kalantari, Mohsen; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS; Williamson, Ian P.; Pettit, Christopher; Williams, Stephen
Source TitleGSDI 12 World Conference: Realising Spatially Enabled Societies
PublisherLeuven University Press
University of Melbourne Author/sSoltanieh, Saeid Kalantari; OLFAT, HAMED; Rajabifard, Abbas; Williamson, Ian; Pettit, Christopher
AffiliationEngineering - Geomatics
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsOlfat, H., Kalantari, M., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I. P., Pettit, C., & Williams, S. (2010). Exploring the key areas of spatial metadata automation research in Australia. In GSDI 12 World Conference: Realising Spatially Enabled Societies, Singapore.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2010 Hamed Olfat, Mohsen Kalantari, Abbas Rajabifard, Ian P. Williamson, Christopher Pettit & Stephen Williams. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Improving the spatial metadata management process to facilitate data discovery, access and retrieval through an SDI platform has been the goal of a number of organizations at different jurisdictional levels in Australia. A current linkage research project titled “Spatial Metadata Automation” is being conducted at the University of Melbourne in conjunction with some industry partners. This research project aims to explore different approaches for automating spatial metadata so that the process of creating and updating spatial metadata – where feasible – becomes automatic. As part of the project an online questionnaire was designed and distributed within the major organizations dealing with spatial data in Australia to assess the users’ needs regarding metadata automation and also the current status of the activities in metadata creation and updating. This paper presents the results of the assessment process and explores the key areas of spatial metadata automation research in Australia. It also reviews some of the more important initiatives regarding spatial metadata in this country and explains the characteristics and framework of the current research. The paper then discusses the structure of the questionnaire and the results of the responses analysis. Finally, the findings, future needs and research questions are presented.
Keywordsspatial; metadata; automation; questionnaire; Australia
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