INSPIRE Knowledge Base

CENG-CSG

Description
Organisation: 
Commission on Geographic Norms (National Geographic High Council)
Acronym: 
CENG-CSG
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Commission on Geographic Norms main objective is to harmonise data specifications for cartographic products according to the international standards ISO 19100.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
National Geographic High Council (NGHC) is the official, consultative and general body at the Public Administration of Spain where every GI producer and the main GI users at the three Government levels are members (Art. 9 Law 7/86 for Cartography in Spain, Royal Decree 1792/1999 creates NGHC). On November 2002 the NGHC entrusted to its Commission on Cartographic Norms with the study of technical specifications of cartographic products and images.
Activities: 
The activities are focused on information’s dissemination and leading expert’s working group to write harmonised data product specifications. Working Group’s members are technical experts from NGHC members' topographic data producers.
Membership: 
Spanish national and regional mapping agencies
Typology: 
Regional
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Spain
    Societal Sector
    national / regional / local governement
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Participants in this SDIC have been involved in the specification of a regional topographic database harmonised (1:5.000 - 1:10.000) applying ISO 19100 standards. These experience can be useful for developing standards because the descriptions included application schema, feature catalogue and capture requirements.
    INSPIRE Data Themes
    Coordinator