BPS – GGOS Bureau of
Products and Standards
A key objective of the BPS is to keep track of adopted geodetic standards and conventions across all IAG components as a fundamental basis for the generation of consistent geometric and gravimetric products. The work is primarily build on the IAG Service activities in the field of data analysis and combinations. The BPS shall act as contact and coordinating point regarding homogenization of standards and IAG products. Moreover, the BPS interacts with external stakeholders that are involved in standards and conventions, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the UN GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy (SCoG).
The objectives of the BPS may be divided into two major topics/activities: