Assessing field spectroscopy metadata quality

Rasaiah, B, Jones, S, Bellman, C, Malthus, T and Hueni, A 2015, 'Assessing field spectroscopy metadata quality', Remote Sensing, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 4499-4526.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Assessing field spectroscopy metadata quality
Author(s) Rasaiah, B
Jones, S
Bellman, C
Malthus, T
Hueni, A
Year 2015
Journal name Remote Sensing
Volume number 7
Issue number 4
Start page 4499
End page 4526
Total pages 28
Publisher MDPI AG
Abstract This paper presents the proposed criteria for measuring the quality and completeness of field spectroscopy metadata in a spectral archive. Definitions for metadata quality and completeness for field spectroscopy datasets are introduced. Unique methods for measuring quality and completeness of metadata to meet the requirements of field spectroscopy datasets are presented. Field spectroscopy metadata quality can be defined in terms of (but is not limited to) logical consistency, lineage, semantic and syntactic error rates, compliance with a quality standard, quality assurance by a recognized authority, and reputational authority of the data owners/data creators. Two spectral libraries are examined as case studies of operationalized metadata policies, and the degree to which they are aligned with the needs of field spectroscopy scientists. The case studies reveal that the metadata in publicly available spectral datasets are underperforming on the quality and completeness measures. This paper is part two in a series examining the issues central to a metadata standard for field spectroscopy datasets.
Subject Classical Physics not elsewhere classified
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Data quality
Databases
Field spectroscopy
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DOI - identifier 10.3390/rs70404499
Copyright notice © 2015 The Author(s)
ISSN 2072-4292
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