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Do we all speak the  same language (or  something similar)? THE LANGUAGE  OF BUSINESS
 
THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>Who are we communicating with? Do we understand their needs? </li></ul><ul><li>What are w...
<ul><li>Is it important that we all use the same language? </li></ul><ul><li>You say potato, I say potahto </li></ul><ul><...
THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>TLAs to SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SIG – French for GIS or a Special Interest Group? </li></u...
<ul><li>Search results for  SDI  =  8,960,000 in Google </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from the Steel Deck Institute to Scottis...
<ul><li>What is context? </li></ul><ul><li>It requires shared vocabulary of the same concept/domain </li></ul><ul><li>Thro...
<ul><li>Highway, motorway, autobahn, autoroute </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering context? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete, tarm...
<ul><li>Within context what is meaning? </li></ul><ul><li>Highway, motorway, autobahn, autoroute, autostrada  </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Need to use motorway in a consistent manner </li></ul><ul><li>This requires semantics – understanding data meaning...
<ul><li>Rules help with consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Provide common understanding </li></ul><ul><li>There are data consis...
<ul><li>A hydrographical node transforms from code “1” (‘source’ in EA data) to value “spring” in INSPIRE </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Based on work across several INSPIRE themes these mappings are important  </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures the local sche...
THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>As the volume of data increases exponentially it is becoming more and more important that...
THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>We speak your language  if you need solutions for geospatial data integration, transforma...
 
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  1. 1. Do we all speak the same language (or something similar)? THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  2. 3. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>Who are we communicating with? Do we understand their needs? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we trying to achieve? Is there consensus and agreed scope? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Is it important that we all use the same language? </li></ul><ul><li>You say potato, I say potahto </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial, geospatial, digital geographic information, geoinformation, location based services, volunteered geographic information </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  4. 5. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>TLAs to SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SIG – French for GIS or a Special Interest Group? </li></ul><ul><li>VGI </li></ul><ul><li>BSI, CEN, OGC, ISO </li></ul><ul><li>WFS, WMS, WPS </li></ul><ul><li>SDI, NSDI, GSDI </li></ul><ul><li>UML, XML, GML, KML </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Search results for SDI = 8,960,000 in Google </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from the Steel Deck Institute to Scottish Development International to Silt Density Index and Spatial Data Infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Requires context </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  6. 7. <ul><li>What is context? </li></ul><ul><li>It requires shared vocabulary of the same concept/domain </li></ul><ul><li>Through ontologies? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal concept to model a domain/classify data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of objects that exist together with relationships and properties </li></ul></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  7. 8. <ul><li>Highway, motorway, autobahn, autoroute </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering context? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete, tarmac, foundations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transport context? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of lanes, direction of flow </li></ul></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  8. 9. <ul><li>Within context what is meaning? </li></ul><ul><li>Highway, motorway, autobahn, autoroute, autostrada </li></ul><ul><li>Are these the same things? </li></ul><ul><li>What defines a motorway? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected chunks of roads, same direction flow, same name or number, M25, M4 </li></ul></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  9. 10. <ul><li>Need to use motorway in a consistent manner </li></ul><ul><li>This requires semantics – understanding data meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Rules-based languages help </li></ul><ul><li>Modelling - OCL, UML, SWRL </li></ul><ul><li>SQUIRL- Spatial Quality and Integration Rules Language </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  10. 11. <ul><li>Rules help with consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Provide common understanding </li></ul><ul><li>There are data consistency implications for the UK Location Programme </li></ul><ul><li>INSPIRE classifications provide some examples </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  11. 12. <ul><li>A hydrographical node transforms from code “1” (‘source’ in EA data) to value “spring” in INSPIRE </li></ul><ul><li>Code “3” (‘junction’ in EA data) to the value “bifurcation” or “confluence” in INSPIRE (depends on how many rivers connected to it, how many flowing in and out.) </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  12. 13. <ul><li>Based on work across several INSPIRE themes these mappings are important </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures the local schema can be mapped ‘as is’ against the INSPIRE data specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary during schema transformation and quality validation operations </li></ul>THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
  13. 14. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>As the volume of data increases exponentially it is becoming more and more important that we all speak the same language </li></ul><ul><li>This has a major effect on the ability to integrate and transform data from a quality perspective </li></ul><ul><li>It will also save time, money and reduce conflict or frustration </li></ul>
  14. 15. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS <ul><li>We speak your language if you need solutions for geospatial data integration, transformation and quality control </li></ul><ul><li>1Spatial: unlocking data, empowering business </li></ul>

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