News from ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics

Seasons greetings and best wishes

This has been a different year in many aspects, but we rose to the challenges and had a very productive year. Thanks for the work and important contributions you made to ISO/TC 211 throughout 2020. 

We are looking forward to continue this excellent collaboration in 2021.

So best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy and successful 2021.

Secretariat and Chair

Published 2020-12-17 - Read more news


Invitation to Open Seminars

ISO/TC 211 is happy to invite all national members and liaisons to these open seminars, and to forward this invitation in your network.

Open Seminar on ISO/TC 211 Standards in Action
Friday November 27th at 10:00-11:30 and 12:00-13:30 UTC (Note time zone)
This seminar will focus on adopted and implemented standards at members and liaison organizations.
Agenda highlights:

  • Standardized Encoding of Sensor Positioning Information
  • Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time
  • Latin American Metadata Profile LAMPv2
  • National standard for modelling geospatial data and services
  • Canada's ISO Story and future

Agenda and Zoom details

Open Seminar on OGC Activities
Monday November 30th at 14:45-16:15 UTC (Note time zone)
Agenda highlights:

  • Summary of active OGC Standards initiatives 
  • Introduction  to  OGC’s  Product  Management approach  to standards 
  • Highlights from the OGC Innovation Program 
  • Technology Trends of importance to the geospatial community

Agenda and Zoom details

Published 2020-11-16 - Read more News


Find the meeting schedule for the 51st plenary meeting

The 51st plenary meeting will as last time be a virtual only meeting. The Meeting Schedule is now being prepared and populated. Have a look at the meeting page and make sure you add your favorite meetings in your calendar. 

Published 2020-10-30 - 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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