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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 19, 2019
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 19, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-19-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  10 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019

Collaborative Custodianship through Collaborative Cloud Mapping: Challenges and Opportunities

Serena Coetzee1, Jacques Du Preez2, Franz-Josef Behr3, Antony K. Cooper1,4, Martijn Odijk5, Siegfried Vanlishout6, Raf Buyle7, Markus Jobst8, Maroale Chauke9, Nicolene Fourie10, Peter Schmitz1,11, and Frikan Erwee1 Serena Coetzee et al.
  • 1Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2Western Cape Government, Department of the Premier, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 3Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 4CSIR Built Environment, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 5Policy Geo Information (National SDI), Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands
  • 6Informatie Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
  • 7imec IDLab - Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • 8Research Group Cartography, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 9Committee for Spatial Information, Directorate: NSIF, South Africa
  • 10CSIR Meraka Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 11University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Keywords: SDI, spatial data infrastructure, custodianship, collaborative mapping, cloud

Abstract. Collaborative custodianship refers to an arrangement where a number of custodians work together to produce integrated datasets for a spatial data infrastructure (SDI), e.g. local authorities contributing address or street data to a national SDI dataset. Collaborative cloud mapping allows for ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand, configured and tailor-made mapping with resources shared between various entities collaborating on a specific initiative, such as an SDI or for disaster management. This paper presents the results of a workshop in South Africa during which case studies from the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria of collaborative custodianship of address data were presented, and OpenStreetMap as a case study of collaborative cloud mapping. Subsequently, challenges and opportunities for implementing similar initiatives in the context of the South African SDI were debated in break-away sessions. The results from these sessions were analysed using the PESTEL framework.

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