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CGI's mission is to foster the interoperability and exchange of geoscience information, by active community leadership, collaboration, education, and the development and promotion of geoscience information standards and best practice.

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Current Working Groups

GeoSciML — a collaborative OGC-CGI standards working group developing a geological data transfer standard —

EarthResourceML — developing a data transfer standard for mineral resources and mining information —

Geoscience Terminology — developing multilingual vocabularies for geoscience and earth resources information —


Resources for Future Generations conference — RFG2018

June 16–21, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada

The CGI Council has been working hard to ensure the success of the session on "Geoscience Information Technology for the Next Generation" (Session RS17) at RFG2018. Over 20 abstracts will be presented at the session which promises to be an exciting collection of cutting edge developments in geoscience information management and technology.

CGI-YES competition for early career scientists — entry extended until 20 March

CGI and the YES Network are sponsoring a prize for a young earth scientist with a creative application of CGI standards or vocabularies with Mineral Resources data. The prize is free travel, accommodation and registration for the RFG 2018 conference. Read the detailed criteria for the competition. Email your entry to CGIsecretariat@mail.cgs.gov.cn.

Achievement award for CGI member

Ollie Raymond (right) accepts his award from Geoscience Australia CEO, James Johnson.

The recently retired chair of the GeoSciML Standards Working Group, Ollie Raymond, received an achievement award from Geoscience Australia in December 2017 for his leadership in the production of the GeoSciML data standard over the last 10 years. The GeoSciML v4.1 data standard was ratified and published by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in March 2017.