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Commonly used OneGeology Acronyms

OneGeology Specific
1G OneGeology
1G-E OneGeology-Europe
1G-G OneGeology-Global
OMG Operational Management Group
SG Steering Group
TWG Technical Working Group
GeoSciML GeoScience Mark-up Language
GML Geography Markup Language – a standardised text format
ISO International Standards Organisation

Web Feature Service - provides data

  • Geometry (points, polygons, lines,...)
  • Attributes
WMS Web Map Service - produces an image (raster)
XML eXtensible Markup Language
CCOP Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia
CGI Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI)
CGMW Commission for the Geological Map of the World

Group on Earth Observation

  • GEOSS: The Global Earth Observation System of Systems
  • AEGOS: African –European Georesources Observation System
GIC Geoscience Information Consortium
GIN Geoscience Information Network
ILP International Lithosphere Program
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe
ISCGM International Steering Committee for Global Mapping
IUGS  International Union of Geological Sciences
IYPE International Year of Planet Earth
NDR National Data Repository
NSF National Science Foundation (USA)
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation