The underlying principle is: the Spatial Data Infrastructure community assesses itself. SDI self-understanding implies comparisons and measuring against others.
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For the 2013 Awards (just like for the 2011 Awards), the SDIs will be able to use the on-line SDI-SAF tool (not yet online).
The main objective of the Spatial Data Infrastructure - Self Assessment Framework - is to help SDIs to characterize and describe themselves. A clear understanding of its own strengths and weaknesses is needed to identify and follow a successfully implementation path. Comparisons with other SDIs is a useful exercise: SDI-SAF is intended for this. It provides a checklist useful to better focus on key issues in developing a SDI.
- quality of datasets and services
- datasets and services rising rate
- networking and partnerships