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AAA Australian Automobile Association
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACF Australian Conservation Foundation
ACSA Association of Consulting Surveyors, Australia
AEMC Australian Emergency Management Committee
AGCC Australian Global Navigation Satellite System Coordination Committee
AGRECON Agricultural Reconnaissance Technologies Pty Ltd
AGSO Australian Geological Survey Organisation (now Geoscience Australia)
AHS Australian Hydrographic Service
ALGA Australian Local Government Association
ANMDG Australian National Marine Data Group
ANZLIC The Spatial Information Council of Australia and New Zealand (formerly known as the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council)
APSDI Asia and the Pacific Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASDD Australian Spatial Data Directory
ASDI Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASDI DN ASDI Distribution Network
ASGC Australian Standard Geographical Classification
ASIBA Australian Spatial Information Business Association
ASIERA Australian Spatial Information Education and Research Association
AS/NZS Australian/New Zealand Standard
AURISA Australasian Urban & Regional Information Systems Association
AUSLIG Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (now National Mapping Division, Geoscience Australia)
CD ISO Committee Draft
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CG Community group
CGNA Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CRC-SI Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DoCITA Australian Government Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
DITR Australian Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
DIS ISO Draft International Standard
DNRE Department of Natural Resources & Environment, Victoria (now DSE)
DNRM Department of Natural Resources & Mines, Queensland (now DNRME)
DNRME Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy, Queensland (formerly DNRM)
DoTaRS Australian Government Department of Transport & Regional Services
DRDC Dairy Research & Development Corporation
DSE Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria (formerly DNRE)
e-GIF Electronic Government Interoperability Framework
EICS Emergency Information Coordination System
EMA Emergency Management Australia
EM/CT WG ANZLIC Emergency Management/Counter Terrorism Working Group
EMSINA Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia
ERIN Environmental Resources Information Network
ESCALUM Executive Steering Committee for Australian Land Use Mapping
ESCAVI Executive Steering Committee for Australian Vegetation Information
ESRI Environmental Research Systems Institute, Inc
FDIS ISO Final Draft International Standard
FGDC US Federal Geographic Data Committee
FIG International Federation of Surveyors (Fédération Internationale des Géomètres)
GA Geoscience Australia (formerly AUSLIG and AGSO)
GDA Geocentric Datum of Australia
GEIN Geospatial Emergency Information Network
GIRG Geospatial Information Reference Group
GIS Geographic Information System
GITA Geospatial Information & Technology Association
GML Geographic Markup Language
G-NAF Geocoded National Address File
GSDI Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
GSDI TWG Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Technical Working Group
ICSM Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (a Standing Committee of ANZLIC)
IDP Interoperability Demonstration Project
IDSC ANZLIC Industry Development Standing Committee
IEMSA Institution of Engineering & Mining Surveyors Australia Inc
IHO International Hydrographic Organisation
IMF Information Managers Forum (an informal group)
IOC Intergovernmental Oceans Commission
IPR Interoperability Program Report
IS ISO International Standard
ISA Institution of Surveyors, Australia
ISCGM International Steering Committee for Global Mapping

International Organization for Standardization

ISO is not an acronym but derived from the Greek word isos meaning equal. The universal use of ISO avoids variations of the acronym created by translation differences. ISO also refers to an international standard.

ISO/TC204 ISO Technical Committee on Transport information and control systems
ISO/TC211 ISO Technical Committee on Geographic information/Geomatics
IT-004 Standards Australia Committee for Geographical Information
JSC Joint Steering Committee (for the Spatial Information Industry; comprising ANLZIC, ASIBA, SSI and DITR)
LBS Location Based Services
LGIF Local Government Interoperability Framework
LGOSDAC Local Government Online Service Delivery Advisory Committee
LINZ Land Information New Zealand
LWA Land & Water Australia
MDBC Murray-Darling Basin Commission
MSIA Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
NASA United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCTC National Counter Terrorism Committee
NCTC WG National Counter Terrorism Committee Standing Working Group on Spatial Information
NGO Non-government organisation
NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit (aka "the Audit")
NHMC Natural Heritage Ministerial Council
NNTT National Native Title Tribunal
NOIE National Office for the Information Economy
NOO National Oceans Office
NRMMC Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
NRMMC SC Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council Standing Committee
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGC Open Geopspatial Consortium, Inc. (formerly OpenGIS Consortium)
OGC-A Open Geospatial Consortium Australasia (a subsidiary of OGC)
OGC SIG Open Geospatial Consortium Special Interest Group (Australia)
OGC TC Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee
OpenLS Open Location Service
OSDM Australian Government Office of Spatial Data Management
OSTP US Office of Science and Technology Policy
OWS OGC Web Services
PCGIAP The Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific
PC IDEA Permanent Committee on Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Americas
PMSEIC The Prime Minister's Science Engineering & Innovation Council
PSMA PSMA (Public Sector Mapping Agencies) Australia Limited
QSIIC Queensland Spatial Information Infrastructure Council
QSIIS Queensland Spatial Information Infrastructure Strategy
R&D Research and Development
RAND a US "think tank" organisation (a contraction of the term Research and Development)
RG Registrar-General
RIC Regional Information Centres
RIRDC Rural Industries Research Development Corporation
RSPAA Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Association of Australasia
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SDI SC ANZLIC Spatial Data Infrastructure Standing Committee
SDI TWG ANZLIC Spatial Data Infrastructure Technical Working Group
SDMG Spatial Data Management Group
SDPE Spatial Data Policy Executive
SIIAA Spatial Information Industry Action Agenda
SKM Sinclair Knight Merz
SPG ANZLIC Strategy and Policy Group
SSESFAC Spatial Sciences Education and Skills Formation Advisory Council, a sub-committee of the Spatial Information Industry Joint Steering Committee
SSI Spatial Sciences Institute (peak professional association)
SWPHC South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission
TMB ISO Technical Management Board
TMG Terminology Maintenance Group
TOCG ISO TC211-OGC Coordination Group
TS ISO Technical Specification
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNGEGN United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names
UNRCC-AP United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific
VG Valuer-General
W3C World Wide Web Consortium (aka WWWC)
WALIS Western Australian Land Information System
WCS Web Coverage Server
WD ISO Working Draft
WEND Worldwide Electronic Navigational Database
WFS Web Feature Server
WG-GGI SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information
WI ISO Work Item
WWWC World Wide Web Consortium (aka W3C)
XML Extensible Markup Language