News from ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics

The future for the Swedish ISO/TC 211 secretariat

Swedish Institute for Standards has searched for a solution on how to continue to manage the secretariat after 2021-12-31.

We are now happy to inform all of you that the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) has approved the nomination of Mr. Peter Parslow of Ordnance Survey, UK, to take over as Chair from 2022-01-01, and will from now have the role of Chair-Elect.

As earlier announced, Ms. Agneta Engberg ends her term by the end of 2021, and remains the ISO/TC 211 Chair until 2021-12-31.

The TMB decision will facilitate and ensure a smooth transition of the responsibilities of the Chair.   


Published 2021-04-13 - Read more News


If you missed the Joint OGC-ISO/TC 211 seminar on Celebration of Women and Geospatial Standards, here is event program and presentations and video recording
Thank you Nadine Alameh from OGC, Linda van den Brink from Geonovum, Karin Lindmark from SIS, and Serena Coetzee from University of Pretoria for your inspiring talks on: 

  • Your passion about geospatial and standardization; 
  • The importance of self-empowerment and people skills; and 
  • The crucial matter of gender responsive standards and inclusiveness.

Thank you to SIS and Christine Allansson for the support.


Published 2021-04-09 - Read more News


Workshop on Terminology and Shared Concepts

In today's world, where people and machines are more and more connected, interoperability plays a significant role in exchanging information between applications, databases, and other computer-supported systems. One of the critical elements in assuring interoperability is the terminology for exchanging concepts across domains. 

The workshop is organized jointly by ISO/TC211 Terminology Maintenance Group, Ribose Inc. and the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency. 

Join us for a two-day open workshop on "Terminology and Shared Concepts" on 13 and 15 April 2021 

๐Ÿ“… 13 April 2021 13.00-16.00 UTC 

๐Ÿ“… 15 April 2021 05.00-08.00 UTC 


Perhaps you have something to share at the meeting?  If so, please contact the organizers at ๐Ÿ“ง 


Published 2021-03-26 - Read more news


This committee contributes at over 50 places with standards supporting the following Sustainable Development Goals:







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.


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