INSPIRE Knowledge Base

ICSM

Description
Organisation: 
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE ON SURVEYING AND MAPPING
Acronym: 
ICSM
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
ICSM's role is to provide leadership, coordination and standards for surveying, mapping and charting, and assembling and maintaining national framework data sets. Framework data includes geodetic, topographic, cadastral, street addressing, tides and sea level, and geographical names. ICSM's coverage includes both land and sea.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
ICSM was established by the Australian Prime Minister, State Premiers and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory in 1988. Since that time New Zealand and the Australian Capital Territory have joined ICSM. There is a close relationship between jurisdictional spatial information, surveying and mapping programs and close alignment of ICSM projects with those of ANZLIC - The Spatial Information Council. ICSM became a Standing Committee of ANZLIC in 2003.
Activities: 
ICSM's goals are: Establish an effective framework that facilitates data integration. Facilitate the development of the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI). Set best practice surveying, mapping, hydrography and toponomy. Enable effective participation of stakeholders in ICSM processes.
Membership: 
ICSM is the Intergovernmental Committee on Survey and Mapping and is made up of representatives from all the Australian States, Territories, the Commonwealth and New Zealand. Members are responsible for government surveying and mapping functions in their jurisdiction.
Typology: 
Regional
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Australia and New Zealand
    Societal Sector
    National and State Government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    ICSM has developed a range of geographic data models, assisted in the development of the ANZLIC Metadata Profile and A/NZ Spatial Infrastructure Program
    Environmental application domains
    ICSM supports multiple environmental domains for National and State Governments
    Primary Business
    Surveying and Mapping