ISO 19113

Working Group 
Reference Status/Date Name WG

ISO/NP 19113



Geographic information — Quality principles


ISO 19113:2002
/PWI Amd 1

Geographic information — Quality principles
— Amendment 1

ISO 19113:2002

Geographic information — Quality principles -
ISO 15046-13 Cancelled Geographic information - Quality principles -



This International Standard establishes the principles for describing the quality of geographic data and specifies components for reporting quality information. It also provides an approach to organizing information about data quality.

This International Standard is applicable to data producers providing quality information to describe and assess how well a dataset meets its mapping of the universe of discourse as specified in the product specification, formal or implied, and to data users attempting to determine whether or not specific geographic data is of sufficient quality for their particular application. This International Standard should be considered by organizations involved in data acquisition and purchase, in such a way that it makes it possible to fulfil the intentions of the product specification. It can additionally be used for defining application schemas and describing quality requirements.

As well as being applicable to digital geographic data, the principles of this International Standard can be extended to identify, collect and report the quality information for a geographic dataset, its principles can be extended and used to identify, collect and report quality information for a dataset series or smaller groupings of data that are a subset of a dataset.

Although this International Standard is applicable to digital geographic data, its principles can be extended to many other forms of geographic data such as maps, charts and textual documents.

This International Standard does not attempt to define a minimum acceptable level of quality for geographic data. 


Document Normative References:

ISO 19108:2002, Geographic information — Temporal schema

ISO 19109:— 1), Geographic information — Rules for application schema

ISO 19114:—1), Geographic information — Quality evaluation procedures

ISO 19115:—1), Geographic information — Metadata


Referenced from active ISO/TC 211 standard:

ISO/TR 19121:2000 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data



Model References: