Welcome to the CGI

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.

Explore our website for resources about data sharing, standards, and best practice in geoscience information management.

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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 —


RFG 2018 — Call for Abstracts

RFG 2018

The CGI will have a big presence at the RFG 2018 Conference in Vancouver in June 2018. CGI encourages all members to attend and present about how best practice in managing, delivering, and analyzing geoscience information can support sustainable resource development.

The Call for Abstracts has opened at the RFG 2018 website.

CGI Newsletter

The first CGI newsletter for 2017 is available.  Read about the latest activities and developments by CGI members around the world.

GeoSciML v4.1 published by OGC

The GeoSciML v4.1 data standard was ratified and published by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in March 2017.  All the current documentation and schemas for GeoSciML are now hosted on the OGC GeoSciML website.

The original CGI GeoSciML website still maintains access to all historic versions of GeoSciML and links to other supporting resources like UML models and vocabularies.

Geoscience Information in Vienna

During late May and early June, many CGI members attended a number of CGI, OGC, and OneGeology working group meetings at the Geological Survey of Austria in Vienna and BRGM in Orleans, France.  The meetings were held in concert with the 32nd Geoscience Information Consortium (GIC) conference.

Proceedings of the GeoSciML meeting are available at the OGC's GeoSciML public wiki website. Minutes of the EarthResourceML and Geoscience Terminology meetings are available from the working group chairs.


Attendees at the 32nd Annual GIC Conference