[OSGeo-Announce] OSGeo Establishes Category A Liaison with ISO/TC 211

Victoria Rautenbach victoria.rautenbach at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 09:18:03 PST 2020

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*News item from Tom Kralidis*

*OSGeo Establishes Category A Liaison with ISO/TC 211*
In support of OSGeo’s continued commitment to standards and
interoperability, OSGeo and ISO/TC 211 have established a Category A
liaison, effective 31 July 2020. The liaison will enable OSGeo to make
effective contributions to ISO/TC 211 as well gain insight into current and
emerging ISO/TC 211 standards.

Angelos Tzotsos, President of OSGeo, commented, “Open Source Geospatial
Foundation is committed to support and promote open source software and
open standards. The liaison with ISO/TC 211 will strengthen the voice of
open source geospatial projects and provide
opportunities to contribute to open standards. We are looking forward to
working together with ISO/TC 211”.

”An ISO International Standard embodies the essential principles of global
openness and transparency, consensus and technical coherence”, commented
Agneta Gren Engberg, chair of ISO/TC 211. “These are safeguarded through
its development in an ISO Technical Committee,
representative of all interested parties, supported by a public comment
phase. ISO/TC 211 looks forward to the mutual benefits of the liaison
relation with OSGeo.”

Initially communicated at the OSGeo 2020 Annual General Meeting,
participation is open to anyone in OSGeo. Members wishing to participate in
ISO/TC 211 activities are encouraged and advised to visit the OSGeo wiki (
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/ISO-TC211_Liaison#OSGeo_Participation) for more
detailed information. Note that there are also liaisons from ISO/TC 211 to

*About OSGeo*
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial
technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open
philosophy and participatory community driven development.

*About ISO/TC 211*
ISO/TC 211 is a Technical Committee of the International Organization for
Standardization, focused on the standardization in the field of digital
geographic information, which aims to establish a structured set of
standards for information concerning objects or phenomena that
are directly or indirectly associated with a location relative to the Earth.

ISO/TC 211 standards may specify, for geographic information, methods,
tools and services for data management (including definition and
description), acquiring, processing, analyzing, accessing, presenting and
transferring such data in digital/electronic form between different users,
systems and locations. The work shall link to appropriate standards for
information technology and data where possible, and provide a framework for
the development of sector-specific applications using geographic data.
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