News from ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics
Resolutions from the 51st plenary week
ISO/TC 211 is pleased to announce the accomplishment of the 51st Plenary, with 39 meetings spread over a two-week period. A Standards in Action seminar was held with seven presentations on a broad array of topics from around the world. The result for the national body votes on the committee internal ballot (CIB) resolutions are in, please see the resolutions posted at:
Summary: A set of new preliminary work items on Discrete Global Grid Systems were approved. New work item proposals were presented for Assigning and maintaining addresses for objects in the physical world, as well as for Geospatial API for features. Furthermore, some projects were restarted or extended due to risk of reaching target dates. Ad Hoc Groups are now created for Registers and for Smart Cities, and a new Advisory Group is established on Land Cover and Land Use. More on these topics in coming TC news posts.
Thank you to everyone for adapting to the changes over the past year that were necessary to ensure the best outcomes possible for everyone's health. We look forward to the time when we can once again leave our home countries to immerse ourselves in the hospitality of our plenary hosts, while enjoying the simple pleasures of work discussions, coffee-break chats, evening meals and walks back to the hotel.
Published 2021-02-13 - Read more News
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
Agenda and Zoom details
Published 2020-11-16 - 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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