Mapping and GIS Standards Meeting



The Mapping and GIS Standards Section D18.01.05, under Subcommittee D18.01 Surface and Subsurface Reconnaissance, met on January 24 as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, in Orlando, Fla., January 22–27, 1989. The section was recently established to develop standards for mapping and GIS for ASTM publication. ASTM standards are voluntary full consensus standards, normally accepted by all sectors having an interest in the subject area and, when adopted, can become a basis for commercial and regulatory actions. Six presentations were given at the session followed by a discussion on mapping and GIS standards.