Support for United Nations activities

 

UN-GGIM

ISO/TC 211 together with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), supports the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

One output of this is the “Standards Guide” to help countries implement the UN’s Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) using open standards.

Divided into sections on direction setting, understanding needs, planning for change, taking action, ongoing management, and achieving outcomes, the guide provides detailed insights on the standards and good practices necessary to establish and maintain geospatial information management systems that are compatible and interoperable with other systems within and across organizations. The guide also underscores the importance of standards in facilitating the application of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles. The separate “companion document” which accompanied previous editions of the guide now appears as an annex.

The ISO Geodetic Registry is scoped to support the UN Global Geodetic Reference Framework.

The three SDOs report to the UN-GGIM annual meetings and participate in the discussions there. You can find the 2022 report at 12th Session report on implementation and adoption of standards.

You can watch video of the meetings at UNSD — UN-GGIM; the most relevant bits to ISO/TC 211 perhaps being:

  • Discussion of the standards bodies’ report: 4th meeting from 1:15 to 1:46
  • Geodetic reference framework: 2nd meeting, from 2:17 to the end, resuming in 3rd meeting for 32 minutes
  • Land administration: 3rd meeting, from 1:28 to 2:06.

 

 

Work with UN Food and Agriculture Organization

We work closely with FAO in the area of land cover and land use classification. This includes the current projects to revise ISO 19144 Classification systems and AG 13 Land Cover and Land Use Advisory Group, which is chaired by an expert from FAO.

 

Work with UN Universal Postal Union

We work closely with UPU in the area of addressing, particularly ISO 19160 Addressing, of which Part 4 International postal address components and template language which is based on UPU S42, Version 8, and for which the UPU manages a collection of nationally agreed templates.

 

Support for UN Sustainable Development Goals

For each of our standards we indicate the Sustainable Development Goals which the standard can be used to support and/or measure; for example, see ISO 19144-1.
We have been collecting user stories which demonstrate our standards supporting specific goals, for example:

 

Goal Target Country Statement Evidence
1.5 USA The USA benefited from having a functioning, comprehensive delivery, retail, and address management infrastructure in place at the time of hurricane Katrina's landfall ISO/DIS 19160-2 B.2.5 Example 4
2.1 Korea In the Republic of Korea, one needs an address to get food and meals through delivery services, which was done more often than before during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. ISO/DIS 19160-2 B.2.4 Example 6
4.1 South Africa standardized addressing has allowed increased school registration South Africa - The South African Address Story (iso.org)
6.3 Sudan The Sudanese Electricity Distribution Company (SEDC) has identified every household and organization in Sudan as a user of electricity. 80 % of households have an electricity meter identifier and can be located as electricity delivery points ISO/DIS 19160-2 B.2.4 Example 10
 
8.10 South Africa In South Africa, one needs to provide proof of residential address in order to open a bank account or to access any other financial service, as specified in the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA). ISO/DIS 19160-2 B.2.6 Example 1
11.1
11.3
11.a
Austria BRISE (Digital Twin for planning) PlanningTwin
11.5 Austria Reducing the risk of damage from flooding 03_ISO-Standards_SynerGIS.pdf
11.6 Austria Air quality Austria - Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time (iso.org)
11.6 Austria Air quality: increasing use of bikes in Vienna Citybike Standorte Wien - Datensätze - data.gv.at
16.7 South Africa Increased voter registration South Africa - The South African Address Story (iso.org)

 

The ISO 19160-2 Assigning and maintaining addresses for objects in the physical world project has been collating examples where standardised addressing has benefit the country in various ways.as liaison

 

This committee contributes with over 100 standards supporting the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal Supported by: Examples of application:
   
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery

ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data

ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
   
   
   
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19103 Geographic information — Conceptual schema language
ISO 19104 Geographic information — Terminology
ISO 19105 Geographic information — Conformance and testing
ISO 19106:2004, Geographic information — Profiles
ISO 19107 Geographic information — Spatial schema
ISO 19108 Geographic information — Temporal schema
ISO 19109 Geographic information — Rules for application schema
ISO 19110 Geographic information — Methodology for feature cataloguing
ISO 19111 Geographic Information —Referencing by coordinates
ISO 19112 Geographic information — Spatial referencing by geographic identifiers
ISO 19115-1 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO 19115-2 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data
ISO/TS 19115-3 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
ISO 19116 Geographic information — Positioning services
ISO 19117 Geographic information — Portrayal
ISO 19118 Geographic information — Encoding
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
Australia - GeodesyML for efficient positioning data delivery
Austria - Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
Austria - ÖNORM 2260 – Geometry schema package for reliable geometries
Canada - Canada’s ISO story, and our future
China - Modular approach helps bridging standard-based multidisciplinary imagery and gridded data
China - Online Catalogue Service for Geospatial information
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Norway - National standard for modelling geospatial data and services
PAIGH - Latin American Metadata Profile LAMP version 2 (LAMPv2)
Sweden - Metadata catalogues for spatial data
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19104 Geographic information — Terminology.
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19108, Geographic information — Temporal schema
ISO 19115-1 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO 19115-2 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data
ISO/TS 19115-3 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
Australia - GeodesyML for efficient positioning data delivery
Austria - Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
Canada - Canada’s ISO story, and our future
China - Online Catalogue Service for Geospatial information
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
Norway - National standard for modelling geospatial data and services
PAIGH - Latin American Metadata Profile LAMP version 2 (LAMPv2)
Sweden - Metadata catalogues for spatial data
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19115-1 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO 19115-2 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data
ISO/TS 19115-3 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
Australia - GeodesyML for efficient positioning data delivery
Austria - Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
Canada - Canada’s ISO story, and our future
China - Online Catalogue Service for Geospatial information
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
PAIGH - Latin American Metadata Profile LAMP version 2 (LAMPv2)
Sweden - Metadata catalogues for spatial data
ISO 19101 Geographic information — Reference model
ISO/TS 19101-2 Geographic information — Reference model — Part 2: Imagery
ISO 19115-1 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO 19115-2 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data
ISO/TS 19115-3 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data
Australia - GeodesyML for efficient positioning data delivery
Austria - Air Quality Data in Near-Real-Time
Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations
Canada - Canada’s ISO story, and our future
China - Online Catalogue Service for Geospatial information
ECJRC - The European INSPIRE Directive
PAIGH - Latin American Metadata Profile LAMP version 2 (LAMPv2)
Sweden - Metadata catalogues for spatial data
ISO 19121 Geographic information — Imagery and gridded data Austria - basemap.at – The Open Data Map of Austrian Administrations