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Analysis of the cadastral data published in the Polish Spatial Data Infrastructure

Waldemar Izdebski
Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geocart-2017-0015


The cadastral data, including land parcels, are the basic reference data for presenting various objects collected in spatial databases. Easy access to up-to-date records is a very important matter for the individuals and institutions using spatial data infrastructure. The primary objective of the study was to check the current accessibility of cadastral data as well as to verify how current and complete they are. The author started researching this topic in 2007, i.e. from the moment the Team for National Spatial Data Infrastructure developed documentation concerning the standard of publishing cadastral data with the use of the WMS. Since ten years, the author was monitoring the status of cadastral data publishing in various districts as well as participated in data publishing in many districts. In 2017, when only half of the districts published WMS services from cadastral data, the questions arise: why is it so and how to change this unfavourable status? As a result of the tests performed, it was found that the status of publishing cadastral data is still far from perfect. The quality of the offered web services varies and, unfortunately, many services offer poor performance; moreover, there are plenty services that do not operate at all.

Keywords: web services; web map service (WMS); spatial data infrastructure; cadastral data


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About the article

Received: 2017-06-22

Accepted: 2017-09-22

Published Online: 2017-12-29

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: Geodesy and Cartography, Volume 66, Issue 2, Pages 227–240, ISSN (Online) 2300-2581, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geocart-2017-0015.

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