"Standardization in the field of digital geographic information.
This work aims to establish a structured set of standards for information concerning
phenomena that are directly or indirectly associated with a location relative to the Earth.
These standards may specify, for geographic information, methods, tools and services
management (including definition and description), acquiring, processing, analyzing, accessing,
presenting and transferring such data in digital/electronic form between different users, systems
The work shall link to appropriate standards for information technology and data where
and provide a framework for the development of sector- specific applications using geographic
data."[iso tc211, april 2007]