First Advisor

Blake, Bradley A.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software and Information Systems


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

99 pages


The INSPIRE Directive entered into force in 2007. The INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) initiative seeks to set in place mechanisms for sharing spatial data across Europe. Metadata is one of these mechanisms: to enable discovery and to act as an information source about spatial data resources. This project examines the implementation of spatial data metadata in Ireland. Using an Irish public service organisation as a case study, the project examines how metadata creation and presentation could be optimised to provide the best value for the end user. This project also examines database tools that can be leveraged to place metadata within the spatial data maintenance workflow, while seeking to reduce the administrative burden on the domain experts who create the metadata.

Date of Award

Fall 2008

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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