The ISO committee for geographic information standards, ISO/TC 211, is continually working to keep its standards relevant to best practice – both in the geo world, general IT, and the user domains.
At present, TC 211 has a number of short-term studies on areas such as:
Several of these TC 211 studies are in the context of overall ISO work on modernising the development and publication of standards. Furthermore, they are liable to become considerably more important in the future as we adopt FAIR principles of data sharing. Getting involved at this relatively early stage is an opportunity to shape the standards publication process, ensuring that they are easy to understand and implement in real life, across multiple domains.
You can see more about the TC 211 study groups (“Ad hoc groups”) by clicking here.
If you have specific experience of using ISO or OGC standards with non-relational technologies, or of using machine-readable standards, or an interest in contributing to these studies, do please contact BSI’s IST/36, which is responsible for UK input to ISO/TC 211.