ISO 19119

Working Group 
Reference Status/Date Name WG

ISO 19119:2016

2016-01-18 Geographic information — Services 4

ISO 19119:2005/
Amd 1:2008

2008-04-16 Geographic information — Services —
Amendment 1: Extensions of the service metadata model

ISO 19119:2005

2005-02-10 Geographic information — Services 4

ISO/DIS 19119

Geographic information — Services 4
ISO 15046-19 Cancelled Geographic information - Services -



This International Standard defines requirements for how platform neutral and platform specific specification of services shall be created, in order to allow for one service to be specified independently of one or more underlying distributed computing platforms.

This International Standard defines requirements for a further mapping from platform neutral to platform specific service specifications, in order to enable conformant and interoperable service implementations.

This International Standard addresses the Meta:Service foundation of the ISO geographic information reference model described in ISO 19101-1:2014, Clause 6 and Clause 8, respectively.

This International Standard defines how geographic services shall be categorised according to a service taxonomy based on architectural areas and allows also for services to be categorised according to a usage life cycle perspective, as well as according to domain specific and user defined service taxonomies, providing support for easier publication and discovery of services.


Document Normative References:

ISO/IEC 10746-1, Information technology — Open Distributed Processing — Reference model: Overview — Part 1

ISO 19101-1:2014, Geographic information — Reference model — Part 1: Fundamentals

ISO 19103, Geographic information — Conceptual schema language

ISO 19115-1:2014, Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals

[SoaML] Service oriented architecture Modeling Language v 1.0.1, May 2012, OMG standard (


Referenced from active ISO/TC 211 standard:

ISO 19101-2:2018 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery

ISO 19115-1:2014 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals

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

ISO/TS 19150-1:2012 Geographic information — Ontology —  Part 1: Framework

ISO 19150-4:2019 Geographic information — Ontology — Part 4: Service ontology


Model References:
ISO/TS 19103 Edition 1
ISO 19115 Edition 1
ISO 19115-1 Edition 1
ISO 19136 Edition 1


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