Brodeur, J.; Coetzee, S.; Danko, D.; Garcia, S.; Hjelmager, J. (2019) Geographic Information Metadata—An Outlook from the International Standardization Perspective. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 280.

Coetzee, S., Du Preez, J., Behr, F.-J., Cooper, A. K., Odijk, M., Vanlishout, S., Buyle, R., Jobst, M., Chauke, M., Fourie, N., Schmitz, P., and Erwee, F. (2019) Collaborative Custodianship through Collaborative Cloud Mapping: Challenges and Opportunities, Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 19,, 2019.

Cooper, A. K., Coetzee, S., Rapant, P., Iwaniak, A., Hjelmager, J., Moellering, H., Huet, M., and Sinvula, K. (2019) Expanding the ICA model of stakeholders in a spatial data infrastructure (SDI), Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 49,, 2019.

Coetzee S, Steiniger S, Köbben B, Iwaniak A, Kaczmarek I, Rapant P, Cooper AK, Behr F-J, Schoof G, Katumba S, Vatseva R, Sinvula K and Moellering H (2017). SDI implementations at universities and research institutes. Working Paper by the Commission on SDI & Standards of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2015) jointly organized by the Commission on Geoinformation Infrastructures and Standards, Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies & Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 20-21 August 2015 Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ISBN 978-1-77592-117-2.

Cooper AK, Moellering H, Hjelmager J, Rapant P, Delgado T, Laurent D, Coetzee S, Danko D, Düren U, Iwaniak A, Brodeur J, Abad P, Huet M, Rajabifard A, (2013) A spatial data infrastructure model from the computational viewpoint. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 27(6):1133-1151.

Sinvula K, Coetzee S, Cooper AK, Nangolo E, Owusu-Banahene W, Rautenbach V & Hipondoka M (2013)  Stakeholders in the Namibian National Spatial Data Infrastructure. In: Buchroithner M, Prechtel N & Burghardt D (eds), Cartography from Pole to Pole – Selected Contributions to the XXVIth International Conference of the ICA, Dresden 2013, pp 381-394, 25-30 August 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-32617-2.

Owusu-Banahene W, Mensah F, Coetzee S, Cooper AK, Rautenbach V, Sinvula KM, Nangolo E & Hippondoka M (2013) A Description of Spatial Data Infrastructure Stakeholders in Ghana Using the ICA Model. In: Onsrud H et al (eds), Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction: Research, Development and Education Perspectives,
(presented at GSDI 14 & AfricaGIS 2013, Addis Ababa), 4-8 November 2013.

Cooper AK, Coetzee S, Rapant P, Laurent D, Peled A, Danko DM, Moellering H & Düren U (Aug 2013). Exploring the impact of a spatial data infrastructure on value-added resellers and vice versa. Buchroithner M, Prechtel N & Burghardt D (eds), Cartography from Pole to Pole – Selected Contributions to the XXVIth International Conference of the ICA, Dresden 2013, pp 395-406.

Sinvula KM, Coetzee S, Cooper AK & Hipondoka M (Oct 2012) Exploring the potential suitability of an SDI model in context of the National Spatial Data Infra-structure of Namibia. GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference, Kempton Park, South Africa.

Moellering H, Aalders HJ and Crane A (eds) (2005). World of spatial metadata standards. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-045761-1 (ebook), 978-0-08-043949-5 (print).

Moellering H and Hogan R (eds) (1997). Spatial Database Transfer Standards 2: Characteristics for Assessing Standards and Full Descriptions of the National and International Standards in the World. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-042433-0.

Moellering H and Wortman K (1994). Technical Characteristics for Assessing Standards for the Transfer of Spatial Data and Brief International Description.

Moellering H (ed) 1991. Spatial Database Transfer Standards: Current International Status. Elsevier Applied Science. ISBN 1-85166-677-X.

Related Organisations

The Commission holds a a number of liaisons on official and personal level to a range of organisations.

  • Standardization organizations for geographic information
  • International Hydrographic Organization,
  • International organizations promoting spatial data infrastructures
    • Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI),
    • United Nations Committee of Experts for Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

Educational material

Part C, Standards for fundamental geo-spatial datasets, of the Guidelines of Best Practice for the Acquisition, Storage, Maintenance and Dissemination of Fundamental Geo-Spatial Datasets Download (2MB). A draft wiki representation of these document can be found at ICACI’s wiki page.