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1 C Introduction to the Geostat project Session on User needs (Geostat workshop in Bled 1-3 october 2008) Lars H. Backer Statistics Sweden Nordic Forum for GeoStatistics European Forum for GeoStatistics European GridClub

2 Subproject 1 User needs Both the target group and the whole

3 User needs Deductive –Top down (ad hoc) approach to design and implementation. –Suitable to describe large markets with a large number of different actors whose needs are difficult to describe. Inductive –Bottom up approach to design and implementation. –Suitable to describe large markets with a limited number of similar actors whose needs are difficult but possible to describe. Both and or Either or? –Apply both at the same time? Is that feasible?

4 Inspire as an IISS Link to List AList A Link to List BList B

5 Reference objects

6 Environmental system (natural)

7 Environmental system (artificial)

8 Sociocultural system

9 Socioeconomic system

10 The users processes System starts and end with the recipient processes –User needs the start and end of every action Feedback Process –Capture data in indicators –Analyse results –Evaluate in relation to the systems project Forward process –Create scenarioes –Design a solution –Inplement the solution We as suppliers contribute to the feedback process –Mapping agencies and Statistical institutes

11 Conclusions Man- environmental systems consists of both virtual and real objects –Societies (sociocultural and economic systems) may generally not be described with direct spatial reference –Environmental (natural and manmade systems) may generally be described with direct spatial reference. Real Objects (may be described with direct spatial reference) –Objects with clear physical dimensions are well represented in the Inspire List A –Natural environment –Manmade Environment Virtual Objects (may not be described with direct spatial reference) –Objects with no clear physical dimensions are poorly or not represented in the Inspire List A –Sociocultural systems –Economic systems

12 Subproject 2 User needs in terms of infrastructures of data An infrastructure of spatial data

13 Spatial Data Spatial Data for descriptive geographies –Descriptive data in the focus of the INSPIRE initiative –Aggregations that stay relatively constant over time. Map features in descriptive geographies are the results of previous analysis where the data connection is dropped. –Used mainly as background reference Spatial Data for analytical geographies –Analytical data not in the focus of the INSPIRE initiative –Aggregations that change relatively fast. Map features in analytical geographies are the result of analytical processes where the data connection is maintained. –Needed for playing what if..

14 Conclusions Slow processes –Environmental systems Topology –Socioeconomic systems Governance –We have an infrastructure to describe man- environmental systems in terms of properties that change relatively slowly –These systems are only slowly influenced by human action Fast processes –Environmental systems Weather –Socioeconomic systems Stock Market –We have no proper infrastructure to describe man- environmental systems in terms of properties that change relatively fast –These systems are relatively quickly influenced by human action

15 Subproject 3 User needs in terms of data Infrastructures Both web and data infrastructures

16 Network services 1.Web services to communicate the Narrative (digital documents) –Web pages (conventional HTML documents) 2.Web services to communicate Properties (Statistics) –Web statistical Services Maps Diagrams Tables 3.Web services to communicate Cartographies (Geodata) –Web map services 4.Web services to communicate information on key Reference literature (Reference library) –Web bibliography service

17 To describe man- environmental systems (MES) Societies: Sociocultural system –Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) –Properties (statistics) –Cartographies (geodata) –Reference literature (reference library) Economic system –Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) –Properties (statistics) –Cartographies (geodata) –Reference literature (reference library) Environment: Natural environment –Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) –Properties (statistics) –Cartographies (geodata) –Reference literature (reference library) Man-made environment –Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) –Properties (statistics) –Cartographies (geodata) –Reference literature (reference library)

18 To describe man-made environment Focus: Man-made environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Context: Sociocultural system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Economic system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Natural environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library)

19 To describe Sociocultural systems Focus: Sociocultural system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Context: Man-made environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Economic system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Natural environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library)

20 To describe Economic systems Focus: Economic system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Context: Man-made environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Sociocultural system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Natural environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library)

21 To describe Natural Environment Focus: Natural environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Context: Man-made environment 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Sociocultural system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library) Economic system 1.Narrative (digital and/or analogue documents) 2.Properties (statistics) 3.Cartographies (geodata) 4.Reference literature (reference library)

22 Conclusions 1.All information systems to serve as a foundation for policies, programs, plans and projects for sustainable development must relate to dependable description of man-environmental systems from a holistic perspective 2.All Policies, Programs, Plans and Projects for sustainable development must consider its effects in terms of –its efficiency to meet the immediate objectives of the project. –its consequences on the context as a whole. 3.There are two users / customers / recipients for all actions to be considered –The immediate customer in the focus of the action (The market?) –The men-environmental system as a whole (Public authorities)

23 Subproject 4 User needs in terms of dissemination and exploitation

24 Data model Name, Class (Semantic concept) Code (ID) Implementing rule Narrative (Reference to the datasets relation to user needs (web site or pdf document)) –Every dataset / theme its own website? –Metadata Attributes 1: Properties (Statistics (quantitative and qualitative data)) –Tables Variable 1: time series in table columns Variable 2: time series in table columns Etc. –Statistics metadata –Property dynamics Changes over time (dynamic model?) Attributes 2: Features (cartographic information / geodata) –Features –Metadata Attributes 3: Reference literature: Bibliographies (Reference database) Object methods: Network services required –Display map features –Display statistical table(s) –Display statistical diagram(s) –Display metadata

25 Integrated documents of information types DataTheme Objects described in space and time 1 Statistics2. Features3. Description4. Reference Population on km grids Data: Yes MetaData: Yes Services: No Data: Yes MetaData: Yes Services: No Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Yes Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Maybe Grids Data: Yes MetaData: Yes Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Yes Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Maybe Population statistics Data: Yes MetaData: Yes Services: No Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Yes Data: Maybe MetaData: Maybe Services: Maybe Network Services 1.Properties (to obtain) + 2.Metadata (to search) + 3.Web statistical services (WSS) (to explore) 1.Map features (to obtain) + 2.Metadata (to search) + 3.Web map services (WMS) (to explore) 1.Text document (to obtain) + 2.Metadata (to search) + 3.Conventional Webpage services (WTS) (to explore) 1.Reference information (to obtain) + 2.Metadata (to search) + 3.Web reference services (WRS) (to explore)

26 Summary

27 Conclusions We need to bridge the gap –Bridge the gap between theory and practice We need to face large scale problems –Solutions must be scalable from local to global We need to be able to relate our specialist knowledge to a general context –Shift between seeing wholes and parts We need to observe systems as both interacting wholes and kits of parts –Both approaches are needed We need to trust the scientific method –Science is not about truth but about what works or not

28 Thank You! The Geostat Project European Forum for GeoStatistics Statistics Sweden


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