Information Services Board and Washington Geographic Information Council
State GIS Technical Standards
Existing State Standards:
Geographic Information Technology Policy
and Standards Process document describes the iterative process for developing and maintaining
GIS policy and standards.
- Standard for Metadata - describes the
standard for geospatial data documentation
Standard for Geodetic Control Data -
describes the standard for datum and coordinate system
- Standard for Hydrography Data
for Converting GIS Data from NAD 27 to NAD83/91 utilizing ESRI tools - white
paper collaboratively developed with ESRI to address potential re-projection
issues. Includes suggested fixes and updated files
Revised Code of Washington (RCW 43.105.041)
delegates authority to the Information Services Board to….."develop
state-wide or interagency (IT) technical policies, standards, and
procedures". The relationship with the new ISB/GIT executive
committee provides an opportunity for WAGIC to formalize certain standards
and guidelines that have been developed through various council
initiatives. The proposed process and phase one standards provided above
are the initial efforts to formalize and build on previous council efforts.
Find more information on state standards at the ISB Policy and Standards web site.