The ASM FG shall deal with those aspects of the standardization of GEOINT relating to data structure, data exchange, semantics, logic, and the communication of meaning, as well as metadata associated with these aspects of GEOINT. This includes GEOINT content, features, attributes, and metadata coding schemas, as well as data formats, exchange media and formats, and semantic resources that support capture and the exploitation of geographic information and geographic metadata. Semantic resources may include GEOINT controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, ontologies, logical models, and formal thesaural relations, as well as mission-specific subsets of these resources.
Metadata remains a particular interest area of this group as it supports the successful tagging, sharing, assessment, and exploitation of GEOINT data, and that it is often created for users other than the producer of the metadata. Standardizing the structure and use of metadata remains critical to the successful discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of GEOINT data.
To serve as a GEOINT community forum to identify GEOINT data requirements and resolve standardization and interoperability issues related to the schemas, metadata and semantics for GEOINT information and data; acting as a conduit for information and coordination related to GEOINT metadata activities within the community.
To constitute the advisory body of technical experts recommending the adoption of standards that enable the discovery, access, integration, dissemination, exploitation and interoperability of GEOINT across the NSG community.
The ASM FG shall coordinate activities between the various recognized NSG, US Government, and partner organizations and shall assume the leading role in the development of standardized GEOINT data and metadata in those respective communities.