Geospatial Business Language    (2ZWH)

The Geospatial Business Language defined herein consists of the key terminology used to define the role of geospatial in the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) context. These terms are intended as a starting place for agencies to use in defining their enterprise architectures and specifically their Business Functions (see Enterprise Architecture Glossary of Terms). More than a glossary, these definitions form the basis for a consistent language, a lingua franca for describing the role of geospatial in all Business Functions within a Business Architecture. Further, these terms are used to construct the Geospatial Business Statements, which describe the role of geospatial for each of the Business Functions.    (2ZWI)

The Geospatial Business Language is comprised of five basic types of terms:    (2ZWJ)

This appendix lists the set of geospatial business language terms that might apply within an agency Business Architecture. This list will be updated periodically to reflect changes as they become known by the GEA COP WG.    (2ZWP)

To submit a modification to this list, send an electronic mail with the Subject, “Geospatial Business Language Modification Request” to In the content of the electronic mail include the following information:    (2ZWQ)

A separate Geospatial Business Language Modification Request should be made for each desired modification. All requests will be registered for processing at the next meeting of the GEA COP WG.    (2ZX1)


Meanwhile, you may see the current draft list in Appendix E of the current Geospatial Profile Draft.    (2ZX3)