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Proceedings of the ICA
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Articles | Volume 4
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 4, 22, 2021
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 4, 22, 2021

  03 Dec 2021

03 Dec 2021

Making progress in determining quality: positional accuracy of the new 1:25,000 scale digital cartography

Bárbara Cubillos1, Ángela Ortíz1, Germán Aguilera2, Sergio Rozas2, Claudio Reyes2, Ignacio Parada2, Carlos Arriaza2, Wilfredo Rubio2, Patricio Gallardo2, and Héctor Nuñez2 Bárbara Cubillos et al.
  • 1Military Geographic Institute (IGM) – Cartographic Section, Chile
  • 2Military Geographic Institute (IGM) – Geodesic Section, Chile

Keywords: Cartography, Quality, Positional Accuracy, NSSDA Test

Abstract. The digital cartographic coverage at 1:25,000 that the Military Geographic Institute is creating has been worked on using international standards, so that it constitutes a standardized and interoperable tool, for the various areas of activity in Chile. In this context, the ISO TC 211 standards and the TDS (Topographic Data Store) data model developed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) are being used.

Apart from using these standards, efforts have been aimed, from an early stage, at the determination of the quality of this product, starting this process with the study for a methodology to measure Positional Accuracy. The method defined conforms to the NSSDA test; for this, points measured in the terrain especially for this control are used, also the elimination of points that are out of range under the Chauvenet Criteria. Finally, the positional accuracy is declared in the metadata.

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