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ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics

ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics is responsible for the ISO geographic information series of standards. Further information about the committee can be found at www.isotc211.org where it is also possible to make contact with the committee secretariat if you have any queries. You can also obtain a copy of the fact sheets and an overview document from this web site.

Many bodies are actively engaged in the work of ISO/TC 211. These include national standardization bodies, the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC), international professional bodies (such as FIG and ICA), UN agencies, and sectoral bodies (such as DGIWG and ICAO)

ISO/TC 211 Scope

Standardization in the field of digital geographic information.

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.

ISO/TC 211 Projects

The links in the table point to the individual fact sheets.

Project Issue Project Issue

6709:2008 - Standard representation of latitude, longitude and altitude for geographic point locations
6709/Cor 1

IS 19131:2007 - Data product specifications IS

19101:2002 - Reference model (under revision)
19101-1 Reference model - Part 1: Fundamentals (revision)

IS
IS 2013-06
19132:2007 - Location based services - Reference model IS

19101-2:2008 - Reference model - Part 2: Imagery

TS 19133:2005 - Location based services - Tracking and navigation IS

19103:2005 - Conceptual schema language (under revision)
19103 - Conceptual schema language (revision)

TS
IS 2013-08
19134:2007 - Multimodal location based services for routing and navigation IS
19104:2008 - Terminology TS 19135:2005 - Procedures for registration of geographical information items (under revision)
19135-1 - Procedures for registration of geographical information items (revision)
IS

IS 2014-05
19105:2000 - Conformance and testing IS 19135-2 - Procedures for item registration - Part 2: XML Schema Implementation TS 2012-01
19106:2004 - Profiles IS 19136:2007 - Geography Markup Language IS
19107:2003 - Spatial schema IS 19137:2007 - Core profile of the spatial schema IS
19108:2002 - Temporal schema
19108/Cor 1
IS 19138:2006 - Data quality measures (under revision as PT 19157) TS
19109:2005 - Rules for applicaiton schema (under revision)
19109 - Rules for application schema (revision)
IS
IS 2014-05
19139:2007 - Metadata - XML schema implementation TS
19110:2005 - Methodology for feature cataloguing (under revision)
19110:2005/Amd 1:2011
19110 - Methodology for feature cataloguing (revision)
IS

IS 2014-11
19141:2008 - Schema for moving features IS

19111:2007 - Spatial referencing by coordinates

IS

19142:2010 - Web Feature Service IS

19111-2:2009 - Spatial referencing by coordinates - Part 2: Extension for parametric value

IS

19143:2010 - Filter encoding IS
19112:2003 - Spatial referencing by geographic identifiers IS 19144-1:2009 - Classification Systems – Part 1: Classification system structure IS
19113:2002 - Quality principles (under revision as PT 19157) IS 19144-2 - Classification systems – Part 2: Land Cover Meta Language (LCML) IS 2012-05
19114:2003 - Quality evaluation procedures (under revision as PT 19157)
19114/Cor. 1
IS 19145 - Registry of representations of geographic point location IS 2012-03

19115:2003 - Metadata (under revision)
19115/Cor. 1
19115-1 - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals (revision)

IS

IS 2013-05
19146:2010 - Cross-domain vocabulary IS
19115-2:2009 - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data IS 19147 - Transfer nodes IS 2014-09
19116:2004 - Positioning services IS 19148 - Linear referencing IS 2011-10
19117:2005 - Portrayal (under revision)
19117 - Portrayal (revision)
IS
IS 2012-02
19149 - Rights expression language for geographic information - GeoREL IS 2011-05
19118:2005 - Encoding (under revision)
19118 - Encoding (revision)
IS
IS 2011-10
19150-1 - Ontology - Part 1: Framework TS 2013-01
19119:2005 - Services (under revision)
19119/Amd. 1
19119 - Services (revision)
IS

IS 2014-05
19150-2 - Ontology - Part 2: Rules for developing ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) IS 2014-01
19120:2001 - Functional standards TR 19151 - Logical location identification scheme (deleted)  
19121:2000 - Imagery and gridded data TR 19152 - Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) IS 2012-07
19122:2004 - Qualifications and Certification of personnel TR 19153 - Geospatial Digital Rignts Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM) IS 2011-12
19123:2005 - Schema for coverage geometry and functions IS 19154 - Ubiquitous public access - Reference model (new)
19124 - Imagery and gridded data components RS 19155 - Place Identifier (PI) Architecture IS 2012-07
19125-1:2004 - Simple feature access - Part 1: Common architecture IS 19156 - Observations and measurements IS 2011-12
19125-2:2004 - Simple feature access - Part 2: SQL option IS 19157 - Data quality (revision of ISO 19113, 19114 and 19138) IS 2013-01
19126:2009 - Profile - FACC Data Dictionary IS 19158 - Quality assurance of data supply TS 2011-07
19127:2005 - Geodetic codes and parameters TS 19159 - Calibration and validation of remote sensing imagery sensors and data TS 2012-10
19128:2005 - Web Map server interface IS 19160 - Addressing Stage 0
19129:2009 - Imagery, gridded and coverage data framework TS    
19130:2010 - Sensor and data models for imagery and gridded data TS    
19130-2 - Sensor and data models for imagery and gridded data -. Part 2: SAR, InSAR, Lidar and Sonar TS 2012-12    

Note 1 Full title of projects are prefixed with "Geographic information -".
Note 2 See ISO/TC 211 web site for the status of each project (programme of work).

ISO/TC 211 members and liaisons

Factsheet AG on outreach

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ISO/TC 211, through its Advisory Group on Outreach, seeks to promote the awareness, adoption, and advocacy of ISO/TC 211 standards in user communities. Organizations interested in participating or funding such activities are invited to contact the ISO/TC 211 Advisory Group on Outreach Chair,
Henry Tom, e-mail: henrytom at verizon.net
Hans Knoop †

Updated 2010-08-02

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