LANDMAP Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance process verifies the
consistency and accuracy of Information in order to sustain
confidence and fitness for purpose.
The LANDMAP Quality Assurance Process aims to ensure that
LANDMAP Information meets an agreed standard of good practice.
Trained Quality Assurance Assessors will check LANDMAP surveys,
maps and associated documentation in order to sustain confidence in
The intentions of the Quality Assurance process are:
- To establish recognised Standards for the quality of LANDMAP
- To establish a reputation for LANDMAP Information that is based
on certainty and consistency
- To develop procedures that will help achieve that Standard and
will ensure the continuation of compliance with the standards
- To develop a framework for managing the Quality Assurance
responsibilities so that they are efficiently integrated into
All LANDMAP Information must be Quality Assured. Data that has
been subject to these Quality Assurance Standards will become
LANDMAP Information and will have been verified as being of a
consistent standard, accurate and of a high quality.
The LANDMAP Quality Assurance Procedure (2007) provides guidance
for Aspect Specialists collecting LANDMAP Information, users of the
information and Quality Assurance Assessors. In summary, the QA
Procedure provides quality assurance guidance, explains the
standards that must be met, the role of the QA panel and the
overall process from submission to assurance status.
The Quality Assurance Process is overseen and implemented by the
Quality Assurance Panel (QAP). The members of the QAP are
established from advisors from within the Countryside Council for
Wales together with contracted external panel members.