Unique ID: 2015010

Division: Coordination administrative & big data
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: April 11th 2019
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Feasibility study on geo-localization: using geographical data from web services for geocoding static objects

Using geographical data from web services for geocoding static objects

Study the feasibility of using geographical data from web services, either open (e.g. Nominatim, OpenStreetMaps) or proprietary (e.g. Google maps) for the geocoding of static objects not covered by other sources (such as Registry Office or Population Register).

The objective is improved geographical localization of statistical units (for linking) and maximally-detailed geographical breakdowns in a wide range of statistical domains.

Project Objective:

Exploration, Pilot intended to go to production to supplement existing data

Project Outcomes:

Quick and easy geo-referencing of available statistical data, at a very high level of detail. Easy and valid conversion of coordinates to addresses and vice versa.

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: National statistical office
Big Data Source: Satellite imagery or aerial imagery data
Region: Europe & Central Asia
Country Area: Belgium
Id Country Regional: country
Partnerships
Partnerships
Partnership Comments: Still to be established (if no open datasets like Open Street Maps can be used).
Accessing Data
Accessing Data
Data Access Comments: To be established; data access is not an issue in the preferred solution of using open datasets.
Data Coverage
Data Coverage
Data Coverage: All available data
Coverage Geo Pop: Whole country / high % of market
Cost Comments: To be determined; preference for free and non-proprietary open data.
Coverage Period: Not applicable.
Data Quality
Data Quality
Quality Aspects Evaluated: Privacy and Security, Completeness, Usability, Time Factors, Accessibility, Relevance
Validation Comments: Not yet relevant, but benchmarking against 'ground truth' data is certainly desirable. Part of the feasibility study will consist of trying to find existing validation data sets against which to test.
Quality Framework Comments: Not yet relevant.
Data Quality Concerns Comments: Not yet relevant.
Methodology
Methodology
Methods Comments: Not yet relevant.
Technologies
Technologies
Technologies: GIS
Technologies Comments: Issue still largely open at this stage.
Other
Other
Income Level: High-income
Iso: BE
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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