[GSDI Legal Econ] SDI performance measurement
ral at alum.mit.edu
Mon Apr 11 18:28:22 EDT 2005
Hey, that's part of *my* thesis! But please let me know if you find
anything -as I have not found a single reference to a "success criteria"
for SDIs nor pre-defined "performance criteria" in all my investigations
into SDIs in the past 5 years.
And OS GB performance targets are all well and good - every organisation
should have these and most in the private sector do - but these bear no
relationship to the performance or success criteria for an "SDI", in my
opinion, since they relate to a single type of geospatial data (purely
topographic) and not on how well an entire info infrastructure is
performing. (OS GB has no responsibility for coastal information,
environmental information, meteorological information, hydrographic chart
information, etc. all of which are just as important to a truly national
geospatial data infrastructure as is basic topo data).
Regardless of how well OS GB appears to be meeting targets set by the
government - to monitor its progress as a trading fund - you won't find
*anyone* (knowledgeable - and outside OS GB!) in the UK who claims that we
have anything approaching an integrated spatial data infrastructure. In
fact, you *will* find that we have four completely different regional
infrastructures being created, and these are at quite different levels of
implementation, ranging from consultation still ongoing as to what the
strategy in "England" should even be to partial implementations or at least
agreement on firm strategies in N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales - all
separate from one another.
So much for national integration.
At 12:14 11/04/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Could colleagues point me in the direction of (annual)
>performance benchmarks that are being used (or have
>been used) with respect to SDI development?
>[I'm interested in all sorts of performance
>measurement ... of a financial nature, customer
>satisfaction, system performance, etc. AND... I'd
>appreciate hearing how the indicators were decided
>upon.... i.e., interim discussion papers on the topic
>would be especially useful...]
>[in other words... how are countries measuring
>progress on their national SDI strategies on an annual
>Thanks very much. Regards,
>along these lines.... fyi
>Performance benchmarks set for Ordnance Survey
>Ordnance Survey's business performance over this
>financial year will be measured against six external
>targets published today. These include financial
>results, efficiencies in data collection and supply,
>and an increasing focus on online services.
>Specifically... the targets are:
> To achieve an operating profit before interest and
>dividends of £5.8m for the financial year 1 April 2005
>to 31 March 2006
> to represent 99.6% of significant real world
>features in the database within 6 months of completion
> to continuously improve the timeliness of the supply
>of our data to customers by processing and despatching
>at least 95% of orders within agreed timescales
> to achieve cost efficiencies in our data collection
>activities averaging at least 5.5% per annum over the
>period April 2003 to March 2006.
> to reduce carbon emissions from Ordnance Survey
>Headquarters by 26% against the base year of 2000-01.
> to increase product sales by at least 5% via
>customer transactions through Ordnance Survey Options
>and Ordnance Survey leisure map shop e-channels.
Roger A. Longhorn
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