Update from the NZSE

Read the latest update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the world of Standards New Zealand.

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Publication announcements

  • Draft for comment (4)

      • DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17000:2020 Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles

        Comments are invited until 02/11/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS 2632.1:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, Part 1: Country code

        Comments are invited until 30/10/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS 2632.2:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, Part 2: Country subdivision code

        Comments are invited until 30/10/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS 2632.3:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, Part 3: Code for formerly used names of countries

        Comments are invited until 30/10/2020

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  • Standards Published (4)

      • AS/NZS ISO 19150.4:2020 Geographic information - Ontology, Part 4: Service ontology

        Standard identically adopts ISO 19150-4:2019, setting a framework for geographic information service ontology and the description of geographic information Web services in Web Ontology Language (OWL). OWL is the language adopted for ontologies. Makes use of service metadata and service definitions. Does not define semantics operators, rules for ontologies, and does not develop any application ontology.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 19130.1:2020 Geographic information - Imagery sensor models for geopositioning, Part 1: Fundamentals

        Standard identically adopts ISO 19130-1:2018 which identifies information required to determine the relationship between the position of a remotely sensed pixel in image coordinates and its geoposition. Supports exploitation of remotely sensed images. Defines metadata to be distributed with the image to enable user determination of geographic position from the observations.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 19162:2020 Geographic information - Well-known text representation of coordinate reference systems

        Standard identically adopts ISO 19162:2019, defining the structure and content of a text string implementation of the abstract model for coordinate reference systems. The string defines frequently needed types of coordinate reference systems and coordinate operations in a self-contained form that is easily readable by machines and by humans. Excludes parameter grouping and pass-through coordinate operations.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 19116:2020 Geographic information - Positioning services

        Standard identically adopts ISO 19116:2019, specifying data structure and content of an interface that permits communication between position-providing device(s) and position-using device(s) enabling the position-using device(s) to obtain and unambiguously interpret position information and determine, based on a measure of the degree of reliability, whether the resulting position information meets the requirements of the intended use.

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (2)

Latest articles

  • 29 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this review, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw.

  • Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

    The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.

  • Electrical Wiring Rules have been updated

    AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations – Known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules, has been updated. This is an important standard for the electrical industry, as it sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and verification of electrical installations. It’s important for New Zealanders in general too, as the standard is designed to protect people, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire, and physical injury.

     

  • 8 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this process, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw. We are now consulting on 8 joint Standards Australia/ Standards New Zealand standards across some key sectors.

  • Successful collaboration supports health and wellbeing of New Zealanders

    A standards and accreditation seminar for health and disability sector agencies was held at MBIE’s Wellington offices on Wednesday 13 November. It explored how the regulation, international standards and accreditation community can work with the health and disability sector to minimise risk and help deliver positive health outcomes for all New Zealanders.