Geospatial Standards Survey

On behalf of the Secretariat of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the Open Geospatial Consortium, The International Organization for Standards’ (ISO) Technical Committee 211 Geographic information/Geomatics, and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) we seek your support to contribute to the next iteration of the Guide to the Role of Standards in Geospatial Information Management.


Noting Decision 7/113 (d) of the 7th Session of UNGGIM, regarding the Implementation and adoption of standards for the global geospatial information community:


“The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management welcomed the proposed survey on considering a review and update of the standards guide and companion documents, and urged Member States to contribute and to provide feedback on their use of the standards guide and implementing standards within their national frameworks; “


In support of the above resolution we now invite you to complete a survey to assist in gathering feedback on the two documents. With this survey the international standards organizations (ISO/TC 211, OGC and IHO) intend to gather information regarding the use of the standards guide and companion documents as well as geospatial standards related practices within the member nations. The responses will inform a review and update of the standards guide and companion documents.


To assist you with completing this survey we encourage you to consult with those members of your organisation who have interaction with UN-GGIM committees and working groups and those who are involved with geospatial standards in your national context.


There are 3 methods by which you can complete the survey:

  1. Online (preferred) at
  2. Print the attached PDF, complete, scan and return it to one of the representatives listed below via email
  3. Print the attached PDF, complete and post it Attention: Christina Wasström, ISO/TC 211 Chair, Lantmäteriet, Lantmäterigatan 2, 801 82 Gävle, Sweden

The survey will be open for contributions until the 30 April 2018.


Should you have any questions or comments regarding the survey the contacts are:


- Christina Wasström christina.wasstrom [at] (), ISO/TC 211

- Anthony Pharaoh info [at] (), IHO

- Denise McKenzie info [at] (), OGC


Many thanks to the secretariat for their support in distributing this invitation and we look forward to presenting you with the revised Guide and Companion document at the meetings in August.



Denise McKenzie, OGC

Christina Wasström, ISO/TC 211

Anthony Pharaoh, IHO