EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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The Past, Present and Future of Geocoded Survey Data at the GESIS Data Archive
Stefan Müller, Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen, Stefan Schweers

Last modified: 2016-09-27


Last year at EDDI15 we introduced our work on geocoded survey data that have been enriched with spatial data attributes at the GESIS Data Archive. This year, we suggest solutions and unveil our metadata scheme reflecting the challenges of documenting geocoded survey data at the archive. By splitting survey data attributes and spatial data attributes logically we were able to implement a documentation structure that also supports the dissemination of these data to the end-users. Moreover, we showcase present and future directions of our work regarding metadata of geocoded survey data with spatial data attributes. Since our present approach demands a lot of manual work, we intend to propose automatic solutions to the metadata processing. This includes metadata that are directly transferred from spatial datasets as, e.g., ISO19115 metadata fields to the corresponding DDI metadata fields. Furthermore, we aim to automatically collect metadata that are produced during the processes of geocoding, data linking, and disclosure analyses. These metadata will be included in a future metadata scheme that uses the wide and rich opportunities of DDI-Lifecycle. We complete our presentation with final thoughts on the future infrastructure at the archive: a spatial data infrastructure for social science survey data.

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