What we do

ICSM Permanent Committees, Working Groups, and their activities

Current groups

  • The ePlan working group is focussed on introducing a digital protocol for the transfer of cadastral data.
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    ePlan
  • Elevation and Depth 2030: Powering 3D Models of Our Nation Elevation and Depth Information Coordinating and Innovating for Australia – A National Strategy. Welcome to Elevation and Depth 2030.
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    Elevation
  • Foundation Spatial Data Framework’s Location Information Knowledge Platform
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    FSDF theLINK
  • Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020)
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    Datum
  • On the 13th June 2018, the Australian and New Zealand, Location Information Metadata Working Group (ANZ MDWG) was re-established by request of the ANZLIC – the Spatial Information Council (ANZLIC) and the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM). The working group will support a wider understanding and consistent application of location information metadata, based on agreed standards.
    MDWG
  • Providing leadership in assigning addresses, naming of roads, and defining localities. This includes setting related standards, developing addressing guidelines, and promoting systems for the efficient interchange and sharing of address data.
    PCA
  • Australia and New Zealand’s land and property boundaries.
    PCC
  • Geodesy provides the positional framework for all surveying, mapping and geographic information applications in Australia.
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    PCG
  • Coordinates and communicates the consistent use of place names to ensure they meet the requirements of the whole community, including government bodies and emergency services.
    PCPN
  • Coordinates national databases of tidal records; as well as developing national standards and best practice guidelines for tides and mean sea level related matters.
    PCTMSL
  • The Permanent Committee on Topographic Information (PCTI) was established in recognition of the long-term, on-going need for a coordinated approach to topographic data collection, management and delivery.
    PCTI
  • G-NAF is a composite of information supplied by Australia’s government mapping agencies and land registries, the Australian Electoral Commission and Australia Post. More information about G-NAF is available on the PSMA web site.
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    GNAF

Previous working groups

  • The Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA94) is the official geodetic datum adopted nationally across Australia on 1 January 2000. GDA94 replaced the Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 (AGD66) and Australian Geodetic Datum 1984 (AGD84). The standard map projection associated with GDA94 is the Map Grid of Australia 1994 (MGA94), a transverse Mercator projection that conforms to the internationally accepted Universal Transverse Mercator Grid system.
    GDA94
  • All–Hazards Symbology Special Interest Working Group
    OTHER
  • This interest group was formed in late 2012 and is tasked with providing and supporting jurisdictional input into the creation and management of jurisdiction-based data infrastructures and linking this to national frameworks and spatial infrastructure development activities. Topics of concern for the SIDA SIG are: standards and guidelines for use of data delivery infrastructures, facilitation of access to data of national significance, alignment to best practices in application of contemporary data infrastructures, and promoting awareness in jurisdictions.
    SIDA
  • TWG Terms of Reference ToR 1: Develop a transport data model with jurisdictions and PSMA in line with the ANZ Foundation Spatial Data Framework. The Transport Working Group would look at providing subject matter advice on roads, rail, water and air into an integrated transport model in alignment with the Foundation Spatial Data Framework being developed under ANZLIC. The Working Group would follow a similar process that was used for roads, namely:
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    TWG
  • The Water Network Newsletter for the ICSM Water Special Interest Group (WSIG) Summer 2015 Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable, restful break and no doubt back into work like we are. The Water Special Interest Group has been delayed due to the governance of these working groups being discussed by the Permanent Committee on Topographic Information (PCTI) at the teleconference in November 2014. PCTI approved reforming of the Water Special Interest Group and it is hoped the next teleconference will be scheduled shortly.
    WSIG