Journal article

Synchronising Spatial Metadata Records and Interfaces to Improve the Usability of Metadata Systems

Mohsen Kalantari, Syahrudin Syahrudin, Abbas Rajabifard, Hannah Hubbard

ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

The spatial data infrastructure literature reveals significant gaps in metadata systems concerning their efficiency and effectiveness for end-users. The literature proposes improvements to make the metadata systems more user-friendly. These improvements include new metadata elements and user interfaces that are in concert with each other. In this paper, we implement the proposed improvements in a prototype system and engage with end-users to assess if the proposals help users’ expectations. The prototype is evaluated by conducting think-aloud protocol (TAP) usability testing and semi-structured interviews with end-users. The result demonstrates an increased level of satisfaction about existi..

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