GIS QUALITY MODEL - A Metric Approach to Quality Models

Willington Libardo Siabato Vaca, Adriana Patricia Rangel Sotter


In the past few years organizations and companies have developed new standards which have been proved highly efficient both in the public and private sector. The most important of them is the Quality Management System regulated by the standard ISO 9001. This standard proves how its implementation represents sensitive improvements of the production system, optimizing the product and increasing its quality. This phenomenon is not isolated within software engineering's frame. Many works have been published, like Boehm and McCall, of which have raised many standards among which the ISO/IEC 9126 is highlighted. Regarding this fact, it has been possible to create different solutions for multiple related problems with IT. Nowadays, the Geographic Information Systems' project managers do not have a tool for either selecting the software to implement their projects or supporting this selection in technical criteria. The questions are: which one of the commercial software packages is appropriate to my project? Which one of the software packages follows the requests of the project out? Which one of this software supports the needs of the users? This article presents a quality model to support these decisions. This way, project managers can make their decisions based on a set of metrics which are product of the deep evaluation of characteristics, subcharacteristics and attributes of the software. These metrics has been developed to apply for all models based on ISO/IEC 9126-1 standard. The mentioned elements allow user to know which of the software packages is the best through a GIS Quality Indicator, generated through the model. This indicator allows GIS’ project managers to take decisions based on a technical criterion. A model in accordance with international standards related to product quality in software engineering such as ISO/IEC 9126-1.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Libardo Siabato Vaca W. and Patricia Rangel Sotter A. (2007). GIS QUALITY MODEL - A Metric Approach to Quality Models . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-90-0, pages 176-183. DOI: 10.5220/0002388701760183

in Bibtex Style

author={Willington Libardo Siabato Vaca and Adriana Patricia Rangel Sotter},
title={GIS QUALITY MODEL - A Metric Approach to Quality Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - GIS QUALITY MODEL - A Metric Approach to Quality Models
SN - 978-972-8865-90-0
AU - Libardo Siabato Vaca W.
AU - Patricia Rangel Sotter A.
PY - 2007
SP - 176
EP - 183
DO - 10.5220/0002388701760183