Identify the standards that are needed for the SASDI to succeed (e.g.: data quality, metadata, ontologies, data models, unique identifiers, software interfaces, web services, network services, encoding and portrayal).
Identify the candidate existing standards and the relevance of these standards.
Identify the standards that need to be modified, profiled (subset made of the parent standard) and/or developed from scratch.
Develop and maintain standards for the effective and efficient implementation and functioning of the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI).
Promote awareness of the relevant standards, including creating and distributing training materials that make it easier to read and interpret the standards.
Promote adherence to standards, including a strategy for determining conformance.