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INCITS/ISO 19112-2003

Geographic information - Spatial referencing by geographic identitiers

This International Standard defines the conceptual schema for spatial references based on geographic identifiers. It establishes a general model for spatial referencing using geographic identifiers, defines the components of a spatial reference system and defines the essential components of a gazetteer. Spatial referencing by coordinates is addressed in ISO 19111. However, a mechanism for recording complementary coordinate references is included. This International Standard enables producers of data to define spatial reference systems using geographic identifiers and assists users in understanding the spatial references used in datasets. It

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