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PD ISO/TS 19158:2012



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Geographic information. Quality assurance of data supply

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1 Scope
2 Conformance
3 Normative references
4 Terms and definitions
5 Abbreviated terms
6 General principles
7 Requirements
8 Quality assessment procedures
Annex A (normative) - Abstract test suite
Annex B (informative) - Example of supplier responsibilities
Annex C (informative) - Quality assurance in production
        and the steps to an appropriate level of quality
Annex D (informative) - Example of individual and team
        quality assessment procedure

Defines a framework for quality assurance specific to geographic information.

This Technical Specification provides a framework for quality assurance specific to geographic information. It is based upon the quality principles and quality evaluation procedures of geographic information identified in ISO19157 and the general quality management principles defined in ISO9000.[2]

The framework defined in this Technical Specification enables a customer to satisfy itself that its suppliers, both internal and external, are capable of delivering geographic information to the required quality. Fundamental to the framework is the assurance of the supplier’s ability to understand and meet the quality requirements. Through the quality assurance framework both the customer and the supplier are able to consider the quality required at the earliest opportunity in the production/update process.

Principles and responsibilities of the relationship between the customer and the supplier that facilitate the framework are provided. The responsibility for the quality assessment procedure is shared between the customer and the supplier.

This Technical Specification is applicable to customers and suppliers of all geographic information where the quality of the product may be impacted upon by the supplier’s processes in any of the following scenarios:

  • there is an agreement or legislation for the supply of data acquisition services,

  • data acquisition services are being tendered for, and

  • one or more suppliers exist in the supply chain.

This Technical Specification is not applicable for the supply of legacy datasets or ‘off the shelf’ products where there is no further data production or update activity to manage.

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Standards Relationship
ISO/TS 19158:2012 Identical

ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems
ISO 3534-2:2006 Statistics Vocabulary and symbols Part 2: Applied statistics
ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems — Requirements
ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems — Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 19131:2007 Geographic information — Data product specifications

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