INSPIRE Knowledge Base

RICS

Description
Organisation: 
RICS Geomatics
Acronym: 
RICS
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
RICS is the world’s leading professional body dealing with land, property and construction issues. It has 110,000 members worldwide, working in both the public and private sectors. Under the terms of its Royal Charter RICS is obliged to act in the public interest in all aspects of its work.
Formal Mandate: 
European Commission
Mandate: 
RICS Geomatics represents 2800 professional and technical members in the UK and overseas. Our members work primarily in the areas of surveying and mapping, GPS, topographic survey, hydrographic survey, GIS, land law and boundaries and engineering survey.
Activities: 
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is regulated by its Royal Charter with the objective of promoting the public good. This allows RICS to comment independently on matters that it perceives to be relevant to its profession. The RICS numbers over 100,000 members who work in both the public and private sector, including the areas of commercial and residential property, taxation, information technology, geomatics and geographic information and valuation advice on land, property and construction matters.
Membership: 
RICS Geomatics would like to submit a group of experts to InSpire who reflect the wide remit of the land & property sectors. Ordnance Survey GB and other sectoral governmental and industry groups make up the bulk of the membership of the RICS Geomatics faculty board with whom ultimate responsibility for the SDIC.
Comments: 
RICS Geomatics would like to submit a group of experts to InSpire who reflect the wide remit of the land & property sectors. Ordnance Survey GB and other sectoral governmental and industry groups make up the bulk of the membership of the RICS Geomatics faculty board with whom ultimate responsibility for the SDIC.
Typology: 
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    global
    Societal Sector
    land, property and mapping
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    As a professional institution RICS is heavily involved in the production of standrads and specifications, we also self-regulate the chartered surveyor profession. RICS produces guidance on the use of GI rather than involvement in data capture, that will be within the remits of the individual experts.
    Environmental application domains
    contamination, minerals and waste, water & habitats directives, brownfield development and rural issues
    Primary Business
    land and property