The International Organization for Standardization - Technical Committee 211 Geographic information/Geomatics (ISO/TC 211) and OSGeo are distinctive organizations with individual goals and visions. This page describes the OSGeo and ISO TC211 liaison, as well as OSGeo participation in ISO/TC 211.
About ISO/TC 211
ISO/TC 211 is a standard technical committee formed within ISO, tasked with covering the areas of digital geographic information and geomatics. It is responsible for preparation of a series of International Standards and Technical Specifications numbered in the number range starting at ISO-19101.
OSGeo and ISO/TC 211 established a Category A liaison on 2020-07-31. The liaison was announced as part of the OSGeo 2020 Annual General Meeting, and more formally announced on the OSGeo Foundation News (2020-12-15) as well as the OSGeo Discuss and Standards Mailing lists (2020-12-15) in conjunction with ISO/TC 211. Note that there are also liaisons from ISO/TC 211 to OSGeo.
OSGeo holds a Category A liaison with ISO/TC 211 (as per https://www.iso.org/sites/directives/current/part1/index.xhtml#_idTextAnchor093), which is defined as:
Organizations that make an effective contribution to the work of the technical committee or subcommittee for questions dealt with by this technical committee or subcommittee.
The ISO TC211 Liaison point of contact is Dr. Serena Coetzee and Mr. Reese Plews (or Committee Manager Mats Åhlin).
As a liaison, OSGeo:
- is welcome to participate in all projects with no limit to number of slots/seats
- can comment in the ballots on all ongoing projects
- does not have a vote in the ballots (right reserved for the P-Members)
OSGeo participation (access to TC documents, working groups, etc):
- Angelos Tzotsos
- Victorial Rautenbach
- Tom Kralidis
- Initial work item in OSGeo tracker
- Models and Schemas https://committee.iso.org/sites/tc211/home/re.html