ESRI participates in several U.S.
and international organizations for standards and interoperability
that specialize in GIS, data, the Internet, and wireless
communication. ESRI serves in leadership roles in many of
the programs, initiatives, and specification efforts.
GeoConnections is a national partnership
initiative working to build the Canadian Geospatial Data
Infrastructure (CGDI), which will make Canada's geospatial
databases, tools and services readily accessible on-line.
The Geography Network Canada portal
is a peer discovery portal to the GeoConnections
Discovery Portal. Search criteria specified in the
Network Canada Explorer can optionally be passed to
the GeoConnections Discovery Portal.
(Open GIS Consortium)
ESRI is a Principle member of
OGC and active in the organization, including their Board
of Directors, Planning and Technical Committees, and participation
in testbeds, pilot projects, and specification products.
ESRI was lead author for the OGC
Simple Features SQL standard submission and participated
in the COM and CORBA submissions. ESRI is one of the first
vendors to have OGC interfaces that have been through
the OGC conformance testing program.
The following ESRI software products
have been OGC certified:
ArcSDE 8.1 for Informix
ArcSDE 8.1 for IBM DB2
SDE for Informix version
SDE for IBM DB2 DataJoiner
SDE for Oracle versions
(International Standardization Organization)
ESRI has had a major development
role in several of the standards developed by ISO Technical
Committee (TC) 211 for Geographic Information and Geomatics
Standards Development including:
ISO 19115 - Metadata
ISO 19125-1 - Simple Feature
Access Part 1: Common Architecture
ISO 19125-2 - Simple Features
Access Part 2: SQL Option
ESRI is implementing or investigating
ways to comply with many of the ISO 19100 suite of standards
as they develop.
In addition, ESRI technology is
compliant with ISO/IEC 13249-3:1999-SQL Multimedia and Application Packages- Part 3: Spatial.
National Standards Institute)
Committee for Standardization)
Geographic Data Committee)
Spatial Data Infrastructure)
(Location Interoperability Forum)
(Wireless Location Industry Association)
Services Interoperability Organization)
Wide Web Consortium)