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#ValidationMay: The Importance of Data Quality in Humanitarian Mapping


28th May 2021 6:00 – 29th May 2021 18:00

Data quality is fundamental for communities, governments, aid organizations, and other end-users benefiting from open mapping data. But as the Wikipedia of maps, that anyone can contribute to, how do we ensure that the data is accurate and clear before it gets to end-users in the community, government, and aid and humanitarian aid agencies.

  • What aspects of data quality are most important to end data users? (Level of detail vs. precision vs. completeness vs. consistency.)
  • What are approaches to creating data quality, such as validation, tools like Maproulette, and the training of mappers?
  • How do we institutionalize data quality in workflows and culture?

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