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ICSM Permanent Committees, Working Groups, and their activities

Current groups

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.
  • All–Hazards Symbology Special Interest Working Group
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.