S-99 Operational procedures for the organisation and management of S-100 geospatial information registry

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Overview

Full name S-99, Operational procedures for the organisation and management of S-100 geospatial information registry
Version Edition 1.1.0
Amendments None
Corrigenda None
Published by IHO
Languages English
Online overview http://iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-99/Draft_S-99_Ed1.1.0_Nov12_EN.pdf
Type of standard IHO International Standard
Application level
Application S-99 defines the roles, responsibilities and procedures for operating and managing the S-100 Geospatial Information Registry and its component registers.
Conformance classes None specified

Scope

In January 2010 the IHO adopted S-100 IHO Universal hydrographic data model, a framework geospatial standard for hydrographical and related data. S-100 is aligned with the ISO 19100 series of geographic standards – thereby making the use of hydrographical and other geographic data more interoperable than previously using the IHO S-57 data transfer standard. S-100 is underpinned by a Registry and component Registers based on ISO 19135 - Procedures for registration of items of geographic information. IHO owns and manages the Registry. This document describes the roles, responsibilities and procedures for operating and managing the S-100 Geospatial Information Registry and its component Registers.

As a result of the practical use of the S-100 Registry by the Registry Manager and other organisations outside the IHO that are using S-100, a number of revisions have been introduced in edition 1.1.0. These revisions concern conceptual rather than substantive changes to the notion of domains and the previous theoretical subdivision of the Registry into main and supplementary registers. The time limit on consideration of proposals has also been extended from 30 days to 60 days in order to allow stakeholders, as represented by the Domain Control Bodies, more time for consideration.

Implementation benefits

S-99 clears up the roles and responsibilities for registers and registries within IHO. This ensures that the process is transparent to avoid mistakes and disagreements, and confirms that the responsibilities are clear to the tasked individual.

Implementation guidelines

Roles and responsibilities for management of the registry and registers are addressed. IHO is the owner of the registry and all registers in the S-100 Geospatial Information Registry. A registry manager shall be appointed to perform the day-to-day operations, maintenance and backup of the database. The registry manager shall ensure that for each register being managed 1) all aspects of the registration process are handled in accordance with good business practices; 2) the content of the register is accurate; and 3) only authorised persons can make changes to the content of the register.

A Domain Control Body (DCB) shall be appointed and be responsible for acting as the spokesperson for their domain, gather opinions on any new proposals, and forward a decision to the register manager within a given time frame. An Executive Control Body (ECB) shall consist of representatives of each of the domains. The ECB shall monitor and advise the register manager(s) and act as the arbiters for any decisions or disputes. Criteria for the eligibility of members to the bodies are provided in S-99.

Proposals for new register items, clarification of existing register items, and suppression or retirement of register items can be submitted by organisations through a register web interface. The proposals will be evaluated and either be accepted, rejected or sent back to the submitting organisation for changes. Appeals are allowed.

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