Yesterday’s post on the It's All About Data blog was about spatial databases and interoperability issues. Anyone who has worked with multiple spatial databases will know that there are issues moving data in or out of database. There can be different formats, coordinate systems, and requirements between systems or for clients that the entire process can be overwhelming.
In the It's All About Data post today by Paul Nalos, he discusses these issues and even tackles the need for data validation.
I find that data validation can be very tricky. There are so many parameters to consider. FME has the ability to do a lot of data validation but it still comes down to knowing your data. For me, the most important aspect of validating data is having a solid understanding of the data and it use.