Improving the Usability of the Land Cover and Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE): A Proposal to Distribute New Thematic Layers and Predefined Reclassifications

Benito Zaragozí, José Navarro-Carrión, Jesús Rodríguez-Sala, Sergio Trilles, Alfredo Ramón-Morte

Abstract

Information on land use and land cover (LULC) is fundamental in the study and planning of human activities. In recent years, accessibility to quality geographical information has significantly increased, and this is also true for the case of LULC datasets. In Spain, the Land Cover and Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE) is concerned with harmonising access to this type of information through an object-oriented model and a series of technical specifications that regional administrations must follow. However, the information from SIOSE is so rich and complex that there is a usability gap that makes this data not exploited to its full potential in some contexts. In this communication, we analyse the context in which this usability gap occurs, its causes and consequences. Among other possible improvements, we suggest that enriching the SIOSE database with new thematic information would make its use more attractive and reduce the usability gap for less expert users. We propose an extension to the SIOSE object-oriented data model that will make it possible to enrich the LULC data with new data that are useful for various types of studies.

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Zaragozí B., Navarro-Carrión J., Rodríguez-Sala J., Trilles S. and Ramón-Morte A. (2020). Improving the Usability of the Land Cover and Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE): A Proposal to Distribute New Thematic Layers and Predefined Reclassifications.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-425-1, pages 294-301. DOI: 10.5220/0009579502940301


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@conference{gistam20,
author={Benito Zaragozí and José Navarro-Carrión and Jesús Rodríguez-Sala and Sergio Trilles and Alfredo Ramón-Morte},
title={Improving the Usability of the Land Cover and Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE): A Proposal to Distribute New Thematic Layers and Predefined Reclassifications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2020},
pages={294-301},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009579502940301},
isbn={978-989-758-425-1},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - Improving the Usability of the Land Cover and Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE): A Proposal to Distribute New Thematic Layers and Predefined Reclassifications
SN - 978-989-758-425-1
AU - Zaragozí B.
AU - Navarro-Carrión J.
AU - Rodríguez-Sala J.
AU - Trilles S.
AU - Ramón-Morte A.
PY - 2020
SP - 294
EP - 301
DO - 10.5220/0009579502940301