ISO/TC 211
Geographic information/Geomatics
Meeting week in Toulouse, France


Updated: 2012-05-25


The ISO/TC 211 meetings will take place at the Hotel MERCURE TOULOUSE ATRIA COMPANS CAFFARELLI From Monday 2012-06-04 until Friday 2012-06-08

Hotel Mercure Toulouse Atria Comans Caffarelli
Boulevard Lacrosses
8 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli
31000 - TOULOUSE
Tel: (+33)
Fax: (+33)5/61231412
Hotel web site


Official programme



Travel information

- Access

Social programme

The host

General information

- Currency
- Shopping
- Visiting Toulouse on foot or by bicycle


Local host: ( To be announced)

ISO/TC 211 Secretariat

Official Programme

June 4-6: Working Goups, editing committees and other group meeting

June 7-8: Plenary meeting - Notice of meeting and draft agenda:
Document ISO/TC 211 N 3352

Meeting calendar - the calendar is under construction and will be updated successively.


All delegates are requested to register on-line, go to the registration.

Note that registrations must be confirmed by a member body (National member body or liaison member):

  • Plenary meeting - List of official delegations shall be sent to the secretariat by the member bodies
  • WG/PT and other groups: Anyone already nominated for these groups by a member body
  • Editing Committees: Special nominations for the particular meetings, as announced in meeting calls.


To proceed with your reservation, please visit the following website:



Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière

Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Ministère de la Défense

Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine

Sparx Systems

Travel information


Arriving by air

Toulouse-Blagnac international airport is 8 km west of Toulouse:

From the airport

Arriving by rail and car

Arriving by rail

Arriving by car

Underground (metro)

Social Programme

A social event will be organized on Wednesday 6 June 2012. Partners are welcome to join this event. More specific information will follow.

The host

The host For over 80 years now, the AFNOR Group has worked to promote voluntary management control processes by constantly gauging the interests of any and all socioeconomic stakeholders concerned that business activity is conducted in adherence to law. This is a setting where values like impartiality, criticality, and innovation are pivotal.

The current economic climate, shaken by the shifting currents of globalization, is a strong wake-up call to the fact that consensus is a factor of progress for everybody, across the board, securing greater fluidity in building partnerships.

The AFNOR's scope of expertise currently encompasses the tangible and intangible assets that today's businesses create or mobilize every day — assets like accessibility, diversity, or social responsibility, alongside quality, risk management, the environment, or sustainable development…

The AFNOR Group knows how to respond to the needs of any kind of organization, from schools to private individuals to administrations, community groups, businesses or associations. The AFNOR Group's can draw on its position as a central hub in a network harnessing sector experts (professionals on standardization issues, auditors, educators, authors) and partner organizations (government agencies, local council authorities, chambers of commerce and industry, business networks, civil society organizations, colleges and universities) to federate the people and competencies needed to surface and exploit solutions.

AFNOR Standardisation surveys needs, develops standardization strategy, coordinates and guides standardization agency efforts, oversees that all the stakeholders to a standard get to provide their input, organizes public enquiries, and secures recognition for the standards established.

On a strictly business level, AFNOR Group companies are frontrunners in their respective fields.

AFNOR Certification, which delivers the sector-leading NF and AFAQ quality marks, is one of the few market actors capable of partnering customers end-to-end, from the definition of the processes best-geared to their strategy right through to national and international-scale control and management.

AFNOR Compétences is French market leader in QSE management training. The 16,300 trainees registered every year offer clear proof that the training programs are well-focused.

AFNOR Éditions offers a multiplatform catalogue in loose-leaf, CD, DVD, Intranet and Internet format, and 566 publications. Add a document library that counts 34,858 normative references, and every audience is fully catered for.

General information


Currency rates

100 Euro = (approximately)

AUD 138,05
CAD 142,61
CNY 924,13
JPY 11142,02
RUB 4174,99
ZAR 1048,4
CHF 114.45
GBP 88,27
USD 144,59

Up-to-date currency rates

Where to exchange currencies

Comptoir régional de bourse et de change

Banque Populaire Occitane

Banque Travelex

C2E Capitole Exchange

More banks in Toulouse

Shopping in Toulouse

When to shop/Opening hours

Most of the shops in Toulouse are open from Monday to Saturday, but are closed on Sunday. Some of the smaller, independent shops may also close on Monday and also during August, when it's commonplace for shop owners to take their annual break.

Where to shop

Shopping in Toulouse is centred around the Place du Capitale. Toulouse's busy and bustling Rue Saint Rome, just off the square, is a particularly good place to shop if you're looking for high-street shops and department stores.

Chic boutiques can be found lining much of the charming Rue de la Pomme. Clothes shops that cater for the large student population in Toulouse are also in abundance on the Rue du Taur.

Organic markets have become increasingly popular in French cities and Toulouse is no exception. The open air organic market on the Place du Capitole offers a true cornucopia of shopping opportunities, selling local fruit and vegetables, organic cheese and bread.

A few second-hand book dealers usually set up stalls on the corner of the Place du Capitole. On Wednesday, the market sells bric-a-brac. Other markets in Toulouse include a bric-a-brac market on place St. Sernin every Sunday and fresh produce at the covered market, Marché Victor Hugo.

Antique lovers will be delighted to discover Toulouse's antiques quarter, which is centred around the Rue Croix Baragnon and the Rue des Arts.


Visiting Toulouse on foot or by bicycle

From the Garonne to the Canal du Midi, and from Saint Sernin to the Cité de l'espace, the many different faces of Toulouse invite visitors to come on a journey of discovery. So accept the invitation offered and come to Toulouse as a pilgrim to its numerous churches, a student of the history of art (or simply an art enthusiast) to its museums and galleries, a navigator on the Garonne, and an expert on heavenly bodies to the Cité de l'espace. And then, content and overwhelmed with what you have seen, join our other guests in having just one final wish - to come back soon.

From art of the antiquity to modern art, from Romanesque art treasures to impressionist masterpieces, from Ancient Egypt to the stars, Toulouse is home to some vital collections. The museums themselves are housed in buildings that are heritage jewels, or in astonishing converted industrial buildings. As you go from one museum to the next, you’ll discover the charms of the Ville Rose yourself.

Make the most of everything Toulouse has to offer with the Toulouse en liberté city pass. Your passport to Toulouse!

Historical heritage, contemporary monuments, charming mansions, natural sites, lively streets and friendly environment, take the lead for your guaranteed immersion into the heart of the “pink city”!


Itinerary No. 1: must-see

Itinerary No. 2: art and history

Itinerary No. 3: alleys and nice mansions

Itinerary No. 4: green Toulouse

Itinerary No. 5: Garonne river banks, from right to left bank

Toulouse and the Cathars

The Cathar heresy began in the 9th Century and became firmly established across Southern France. Large numbers of castles were built, showing just how deep-rooted the religious movement became.

The Cathars believed in the separation of good from evil and rejected the authority of the Catholic church. They soon began to worry the Pope and the King, who declared war on them and launched a Crusade against Count Raymond VI, who was doing nothing to counter the rise of Catharism. The Count finally submitted, thus enabling Toulouse to escape the tragedies of the Albigensian Crusades.

At the same time, the community of preachers, the Dominicans, settled in Toulouse and took on the task of reprimanding the Cathar heresy. These Inquisitors were soon driven out of the city.

The Crusaders destroyed many of the towns in the Southwest. Their leader, Simon de Montfort, tried to lay siege to the city, but could not break through initially. When he finally succeeded, he proclaimed himself Count of Toulouse, and was then killed by a stone. There is a plaque to commemorate the event on the Allées Jules Guesde.

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