Geographic Information Systems

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.

Note: This technical committee was formerly known as INCITS/L1 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) until January 2022.

Group Participants

  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Oracle
  • Tom
  • United States Dept of Homeland Security
  • United States Geological Survey
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Department of Commerce - Census
  • Department of Commerce - NOAA
  • ESRI
  • George Mason University
  • NASA