Journal article

Spatial Metadata Usability Evaluation

Mohsen Kalantari, Syahrudin Syahrudin, Abbas Rajabifard, Hardi Subagyo, Hannah Hubbard

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information | MDPI AG | Published : 2020

Abstract

Spatial metadata is a critical part of any spatial data infrastructure, which enables the organising, sharing, discovery and use of spatial data. This paper highlights a knowledge gap in the usability of the metadata systems for the end–users. It then addresses the gap by applying the User Centred Design approach to investigate the usability of metadata records. The research engages with end–users concerning efficiency and effectiveness of metadata systems, and end–users’ satisfaction and expectations. The results indicate significant gaps with the effectiveness and efficiency of metadata systems for spatial data discovery and selection. Inconsistency and irrelevant information in the metada..

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