[OSGeo Africa] Short course: Introduction to GIS Standards, University of Pretoria

Serena Coetzee serenacoetzee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 16:41:25 EDT 2011

Short course: Introduction to GIS Standards

29 and 30 August 2011 at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

The two day course provides an introduction to international standards for
geographic information, including topics such as, 'What is a standard?',
standardization organizations, the standard development process, importance
of geographic information standards and a number of case studies, including
ISO 19115, Geographic information - Metadata, the South African address
standard (SANS 1883) and the OpenGIS web map service standard. These topics
are presented against the background of standardization in South Africa's
spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Three CPD points can be obtained for
successful completion of the course. The course is presented by Dr Serena
Coetzee and Mr Antony Cooper, both actively involved in national and
international standardization efforts. Dr Coetzee leads the project for a
South African address standard, the international project on address
standardization (ISO 19160, Addressing) and chairs the Programme Maintenance
Group (PMG) of ISO/TC 211, Geographic information/Geomatics. Mr Cooper is
the convenor for Working Group 7 in ISO/TC 211 and chair of SABS SC71,
Geographic information committee, the local mirror commitee of ISO/TC 211.

For more information, see

Serena Coetzee

Geography Building 3-7
Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department Geography, Geoinformatics and
Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South
email: serena.coetzee at up.ac.za Web: www.up.ac.za/cgis
Mobile: +27 82 464 4294 · Tel: +27 12 420 3823 · Fax: +27 12 420 6385
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