The BSI IST/36 Standards Committee
The IST36 Standards Committee is the official BSI (British Standards Institution) committee for geographic information (known as BSI IST/36). Its mission is to equip the UK with a set of standards for better exploitation and sharing of geographic information (GI). The main activities of the committee are:
You will find the current Business Plan for 2020 here to download:
In September 2018, to contribute to the AGI's response to the Geospatial Commission call for evidence, we held a workshop on 21st September to hear what standards UK data publishers find important. There is a report here.
Minutes of earlier quarterly meetings of the committee and reports on ISO and CEN meetings can be found on our Resources page.
The UK GEMINI Metadata Standard may be downloaded free of charge.
Membership of the Standards Committee
Membership of the Standards Committee comprises representatives from a range of government departments and agencies, data suppliers and commercial companies. Membership is open to all corporate members of AGI. The Chairman is Peter Parslow and the Secretariat run by Ordnance Survey on behalf of AGI. Sub Groups are convened from time to time for specific issues.
As the Standards Committee is effectively synonymous with British Standards Institution's IST/36, it is also possible to be a member through BSI.
Current work programme
The current work programme includes the following:
Please note that the AGI is NOT a member of BSI.