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L1 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

About This Committee

Geographic Information Systems form a distinct class of information systems through their unique requirements for collecting, converting, storing, retrieving, processing, analyzing, creating, and displaying geographic data. The generic nature of GIS, organizing information by location, is interdisciplinary and not specific to any application.

The work of L1, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consists of adopting or adapting information technology standards and developing digital geographic data standards. Digital geographic data standards are concerned with creating, defining, describing, and processing such data.

This technical committee is the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 211.


  • Group ChairGlenn Guempel, United States Geological Survey

Staff Contacts

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Barbara Bennett

Associate Manager, Standards Operations


Group Participants