API – Application Programming Interface

GAMSO Generic Activity Model for Statistical Organisations: A reference framework describing and defining the activities that take place within a typical statistical organisation

GIS – Geographic Information System

GPS – Global Positioning System

GSBPM – Generic Statistical Business Process Model: A flexible tool to describe and define the set of business processes needed to produce official statistics

GSIM – Generic Statistical Information Model: A reference framework of information objects, which enables generic descriptions of the definition, management and use of data and metadata throughout the statistical production process

HLG-MOS – High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics

ICT – Information and Communications Technology

METIS – The "brand name" for work on Statistical Metadata under the Conference of European Statisticians

OECD – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

SDMX – Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange: A set of technical standards and content-oriented guidelines, together with an IT architecture and tools, to be used for the efficient exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata

UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

XML – eXtensible Mark-up Language: A language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable

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