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Welcome to the CGI

CGI, The Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information, is a Commission of the International Union of Geological Sciences.

Our mission is to enable the global exchange of knowledge about geoscience information and systems. This website will be one of the most important ways that CGI will achieve its mission.

We hope you will find the website worth visiting! If you have any feedback, comments, or suggestions you are welcome to send them to us.

If you would like to know more about us or perhaps become a member of CGI, please see our participation pages.

A major initiative of the CGI is the development of GeoSciML. More information about GeoSciMl, as well as downloads of GeoSciML materials, are available.

CGI members

The number of geoscience information colleagues joining the CGI reached an all time high of over 250!

CGI group picture from our CGI meeting in Brisbane, August 2012 John Laxton, leader of the CGI Interoperability Working Group received the CGI  award of excellence in Brisbane

CGI Council Officers 2012–2016


The first issue of our new CGI Newsletter is now available. We will be issuing several newsletters each year to keep members up to date with the latest news and events in geoscience information.

Join us at our new LinkedIn group. The group provides a forum for CGI and LinkedIn members to connect with other geoscience professionals, post news of upcoming events, ask questions, and discuss your issues.

Current working groups

Current technical collaborations

  • OneGeology - an interoperable geological map of the world.
  • INSPIRE - an infrastructure for spatial data sharing, including standardized geoscience information, for the European Union.
  • GIRAF - a pan-African geoscience information knowledge network of Geological Surveys, Universities and Companies