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14-15 November 2002 1 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Liaison Report to ISO/TC 211 by Mr. A. Paul R. Cooper SCAR appointed liaison to.

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1 14-15 November Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Liaison Report to ISO/TC 211 by Mr. A. Paul R. Cooper SCAR appointed liaison to TC 211 November 2002, Gyeongju Plenary

2 14-15 November Background Paul Cooper has been involved in Antarctica mapping projects since 1979 and is currently Geographic Information Systems Manager at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England. Among the many roles for SCAR is to coordinate the acquisition and dissemination of geographic information through the Geoscience Standing Scientific Group (GSSG). SCAR has promulgated cartographic standards for use in Antarctica since As Antarctica is mapped by agencies in many nations, the use of and adherence to agreed international standards is of obvious value to all those who work on this continent. Since 1996 the adoption and use of TC211 standards for geographic data has been encouraged.

3 14-15 November ISO TC211 related activities (Part 1) SCAR projects incorporating ISO TC211 standards into their work (NOTE: Website addresses are found in report) 1.The Joint Committee on Antarctic Data Management (JCADM) will be migrating its records to the ISO TC211 standard 2.King George Island GIS (KGIS) project of the Geoscience Standing Scientific Group. –We plan to propose a presentation on the KGIS project for the Standards in Action Workshop next May during the TC211 meetings in Switzerland. 3.SCAR Spatial Data Model and Feature Type Catalogue, managed by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, in cooperation with a number of other SCAR member nations, including Germany, Chile, the UK and the USA.

4 14-15 November ISO TC211 related activities (Part 2) SCAR projects incorporating ISO TC211 standards into their work (NOTE: Website addresses are found in report) 4.Chilean Antarctica Institute is leading a project to incorporate ISO TC211 standards in mapping surveys and in development of a GIS for the South Shetland Islands. 5.An online Atlas of Antarctica is part of the Geospatial Information Group work programme for 2002 through a joint project of Canada and the USA. 6.SCAR Antarctic Digital Database, currently managed by the British Antarctic Survey, is a seamless vector topographic database of medium-scale map data for the whole continent. Plans are underway to revise the database and incorporate TC211 standards.

5 14-15 November Summary SCAR has a long history of promoting standards in Antarctic geographic information. As a result of this commitment, SCAR is actively involved in implementing TC211 standards in Antarctica wherever these are appropriate. THANK YOU


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