King County GIS will be presenting our popular deep-dive, half-day, hands-on GIS metadata workshop in downtown Seattle on September 12. Document Your Data: Mastering Metadata is the perfect way refine your ability to master this key task for effective metadata creation and maintenance. Register today! Due to the increasing availability of geospatial data on the…
Among the fundamental skills required to be map literate, that is, to be able to read and comprehend maps, are an understanding of scale, the recognition of spatial orientation, and an appreciation of map projections. A higher-level, overarching principle of map literacy is that a single map can seldom tell a whole story, which is a point well made by Dr. Kenneth Field, Esri senior cartographic product engineer, in a recent article in Wired.
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a digital map of the world to which individuals, corporations, and government agencies contribute geographic data which can then be freely used by anyone under two conditions.
Data quality at King County GIS includes processes and tools for validation of the contents of the Spatial Data Warehouse. Multiple linked automated and manual steps help ensure good internal consistency and an anomaly-free environment, both for file-system and database objects.
At King County GIS, we connect with data quality at different levels. This post is one of three introductory posts about how King County GIS is working to improve the quality of the County’s GIS data.