The event covered 1Spatial's position in the market place around spatial data quality management and quality control. It also detailed 1Spatial's knowledge and expertise with CAD to GIS convergence, for example in enabling AutoCAD® users to simply and easily connect to Oracle databases for access to Corporate data such as OS MasterMap®.
Attendance at the invitation-only event was mainly by public sector and utility organisations who came to find out more about 1Spatial Scotland and specifically:
- the need to simplify the spatial data supply chain and methods for doing so
- the importance of fit for purpose spatial data and how to obtain it
- how these areas can facilitate cooperation and sharing through the creation of Spatial Data Infrastructures, under initiatives such as INSPIRE.
Commenting on the event, Hugh Barron, Business Development Manager of the British Geological Survey based in Edinburgh, Scotland and representing the Association for Geographic Information at the event, said: “I was pleased to be invited to this event on spatial data governance as an AGI representative. As more shared services initiatives develop across Scotland and we address spatial data infrastructures, the requirement to assess fitness for purpose for spatial data across the supply chain becomes essential. There is no point providing widespread access and improving data sharing capabilities if those data are not capable of underpinning critical business processes. The event promoted this message very well."
Presentations from the event can be downloaded from the 1Spatial website: http://www.1spatial.com/news_events/events/signup.php