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July 15, 2020 
Standardization Sites

Interesting links to standardization sites

International organizations

external link ISO/TC 211 "Geographic information / Geomatics" (ISO/TC 211)
International standardization for geographic information

external link Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC1)
Jointly led by ISO and IEC (electrotechnical standards); responsable for all standards in computer science

external link Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Most important industry consortium for geographic information

external link Committee on Earth Observation Satellites(CEOS)
Civil remote sensing activities

external link IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
Expert group of remote sensing with a background in electrotechnical engineering

external link International Cartographic Organization (ICA)

external link World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Industry consortium working on most of the Internet standards

external link EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset
This group publishes the most comprehensive coding system for coordinate reference systems

external link Defence Geospatial Information Working Group (DGIWG)
GIS-group of NATO and some other countries (military applications)

external link International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
Hydrographical charts and safety in navigation

external link International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Air navigation

external link International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Surveying and cadastre

external link Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Mainly commercial group promoting global spatial data infrastructures

external link UN Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG)
UN-group to promote the use of geographic information


Regional activities

external link CEN/TC 287 "Geographic information"
European standardization of geographic information (CEN = Comité Européen de Normalisation)

external link Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Research centre of the European Union with focus on remote sensing and spatial data infrastructures

external link The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE)
This projects is steering the development of the European spatial data infrastructure

external link European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR)
Expert group representing national governments and universities, mainly in photogrammetry and GIS
This page is temporarily unavailable.

external link European Geographics (EuroGeographics)
Expert group representing national governments and universities, mainly in cartography and coordinate reference systems

external link Joint Research Centre (EUROGI)
European umbrella organisation for geographic information


National standardization bodies

external link Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación (AENOR)

external link American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

external link Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR)

external link Austrian Standards Institute (ON)

external link British Standards Institute (BSI)

external link Czech Standards Institute (CSI)

external link Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)

external link Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT)

external link State Committee of the Russian Federation for Standardization (GOST)

external link Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC)

external link Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)

external link Korea Agency for Technology and Standards

external link Hungarian Standards Institute (MSZT)

external link Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut (NEN)

external link Standardization in Norway (NSF)

external link South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

external link Standardization Administration of China (SAC)

external link Standards Australia (SAI)

external link Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

external link Finnish Standards Association (SFS)

external link Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV)

external link Standards New Zealand (SNZ)

external link Slovak Standards Institute (SUTN)