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Standardization in the field of digital geographic information. Note: This work aims to establish a structured set of standards for information concerning objects or phenomena that are directly or indirectly associated with a location relative to the Earth.

These standards may specify, for geographic information, methods, tools and services for data management (including definition and description), acquiring, processing, analyzing, accessing, presenting and transferring such data in digital / electronic form between different users, systems and locations.

The work shall link to appropriate standards for information technology and data where possible, and provide a framework for the development of sector-specific applications using geographic data.

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ISO/TC 211

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75

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 211

28

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 211

38

Participating members

30

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 211/AG 1 Outreach Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 3 Programme maintenance group (PMG) Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 4 Joint advisory group (JAG) ISO/TC 211 – OGC Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 5 Harmonized model maintenance group (HMMG) Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 6 Ontology maintenance group (GOM) Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 7 Terminology maintenance group (TMG) Working group
ISO/TC 211/AG 8 Sustainable development goals (SDG) Working group
ISO/TC 211/AHG 1 Control body for the ISO geodetic registry Working group
ISO/TC 211/AHG 4 Strategy and business plan Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 1 Framework and reference model Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 4 Geospatial services Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 6 Imagery Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 7 Information communities Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 9 Information management Working group
ISO/TC 211/WG 10 Ubiquitous public access Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 211

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 211 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Data management and interchange ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 20/SC 13 Space data and information transfer systems ISO
ISO/TC 20/SC 14 Space systems and operations ISO
ISO/TC 23/SC 19 Agricultural electronics ISO
ISO/TC 46 Information and documentation ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 13 Organization of information about construction works ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 154 Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 6 Geodetic and surveying instruments ISO
ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 190/SC 1 Evaluation of criteria, terminology and codification ISO
ISO/TC 204 Intelligent transport systems ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 241 Road traffic safety management systems ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 211

ISO/TC 211 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 Coded character sets ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Data management and interchange ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 Information technology for learning, education and training ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 20/SC 13 Space data and information transfer systems ISO
ISO/TC 20/SC 14 Space systems and operations ISO
ISO/TC 20/SC 16 Unmanned aircraft systems ISO
ISO/TC 23/SC 19 Agricultural electronics ISO
ISO/TC 46 Information and documentation ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 13 Organization of information about construction works ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 154 Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 6 Geodetic and surveying instruments ISO
ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 190/SC 1 Evaluation of criteria, terminology and codification ISO
ISO/TC 204 Intelligent transport systems ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 241 Road traffic safety management systems ISO
ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CalConnect The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium A
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites A
DGIWG Defence Geospatial Information Working Group A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
Energistics Energistics A
ESA European Space Agency A
EUROGI European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information A
EuroSDR European Spatial Data Research A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
FIG International Federation of Surveyors A
GSDI Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Secretariat A
IAG - geodesy International Association of Geodesy A
ICA - cartographic International Cartographic Association A
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization A
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc A
IHO International Hydrographic Organisation A
IOGP International Association of Oil and Gas Producers A
ISPRS International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing A
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) A
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. A
OMG Object Management Group A
PAIGH Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) A
SBS - Small Business Standards Small Business Standards A
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research A
The World Bank The World Bank Group A
UN United Nations A
UNECA UN Economic Commission for Africa A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A
UNGEGN United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names A
UN-GGIM Americas Comité regional de las naciones unidas sobre la gestion global de informacion geoespacial para las Américas A
UN-GGIM-AP Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific A
UNGIWG United Nations Geographic Information Working Group A
UPU Universal Postal Union A
WMO World Meteorological Organization A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
27-1 November-December 2017 Wellington (New Zealand) ISO/TC 211  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

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