Quality – QKEN

The QKEN team

The purpose of QKEN is to discuss data quality and quality management issues.

Aim, objectives and mission of the KEN

Our mission and objectives are to:

  • establish a network of data quality experts;
  • support EuroGeographics policy towards European data interoperability;
  • share knowledge amongst members; and
  • promote experiences on quality.

Topics of interest

The main topics and subject areas of interest of the QKEN are the following:

  1. Improving the usability of geospatial data (In conjunction with EuroSDR)
    • Identification of what customers need with regards to quality metrics
    • Identification of how best to present this information
  1. Creating a data quality model
    • Issues with implementation
    • Benchmarking within member organisations

Work plan

The QKEN is planning the following activities:

  • Organise an international workshop on spatial data quality
  • Organise two plenary meetings a year
  • Conduct webinars dates & topics to be announced

The QKEN maintains a work plan which is updated annually in autumn.

Upcoming events

The QKEN is planning the following activities:

The QKEN is chaired by Jonathan Holmes from Ordnance Survey Great Britain.

Coordinating Committee
Name Organisation and Country
Jonathan Holmes (chair) Ordnance Survey Great Britain
Tamàs Palya Lechner non profit Ltd Hungary
Karin Mertens National Geographic Institute Belgium
Carol Agius EuroGeographics Head Office