ANSI/NIST-ITL STANDARD HOMEPAGE
It is still possible to register to be a canvassee. A DRAFT of the combined update is available (May 20 version) . I will make available as separate documents the Dental and the Voice Supplements in the near future. The contents of these Supplements are clearly marked in the combined draft [2013d>] text [<2013d] denoting material for the Dental Supplement and [2013v>] text [<2013v] for the voice supplement. Procedurally, we have to vote on them separately. If both get accepted they will appear in the final 2013 Update as shown in the draft. Note that the Update also includes some other items that are error corrections and additional new data fields, etc. All changes are highlighted with red bars on the side of the text.
The process is:
Publish the Dental and Voice Supplements for a 45 day public review (expected for the end of May)
15 days later: Start 30 day balloting on the 2 Supplements
Repeat the above process, if there are No votes that can be resolved and submit the revised Supplement(s) to a vote again.
Once the Supplements are approved, then start a 45 day review of the integrated Update (that reflects any changes needed to pass the Supplements). 15 days later start the balloting process. Then repeat, if necessary to resolve any negative comments.
The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard "Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information" has been updated and is called ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, NIST Special Publication 500-290 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information.
This version supersedes all previous versions and amendments to the standard. The process of updating the standard began in 2010. There were two workshops held at NIST, with summaries and presentation archives available in the ANSI/NIST-ITL Links on this page. The ballot closed on November 9, 2011 and passed unanimously.
Principal features of this version are that it is content-based, with specific encodings (such as Traditional format and NIEM-conformant XML format) handled as associated annexes to the standard. New modalities (DNA and plantars) were added as well as updates to existing record types. The extended feature set was added to Type-9 records; Type-10 was extended to include all body part images and to include anthropomorphic image markups; and compact iris image storage formats were introduced. There were substantial metadata upgrades as well, including geolocation, data handling logs, original source and associated reference data. Information assurance capabilities were added as a separate record type.
The following files are referred to by the standard as being available at this website:
Items of interest:
The FBI representative at the second ANSI/NIST-ITl 1-2011 update workshop made a major announcement:
The XML-related files referenced in Annex C are included in this zip file.
Contact Information: Brad Wing