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Laser-Scan originally achieved ISO certification in 1994. This new registration reflects the company's commitment to quality, in its dealings with customers as well as with its staff and suppliers.
The ISO9001:2000 standard replaces the ISO9001:1994 standard. The changes within the new standard allow businesses to add value to their activities and to improve their performance continually by focussing on the major processes within the organisation. The revisions also emphasise the need to monitor customer satisfaction, meeting the need for more user-friendly documents, assuring consistency between quality management system requirements and guidelines, and promoting the use of generic quality management principles by organisations.
Laser-Scan has also been working with ISO as part of the technical committee (TC) 211 working on sub-committee ISO19107 for spatial schema, notably the definition of topology within GML3.
The goals of ISO TC 211 are to:
- develop a family of international standards that will support the understanding and usage of geographic information
- increase the availability, access, integration, and sharing of geographic information
- enable inter-operability of geospatially enabled computer systems
- contribute to a unified approach to addressing global ecological and humanitarian problems
- ease the establishment of geospatial infrastructures on local, regional and global level
- contribute to sustainable development