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The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard has been revised! The Forensic Dental and the Forensic and Investigatory Voice Supplements have been approved. They are incorporated into the text of ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013. Note that this is an extension of the standard and not a wholescale revision.

The standard references certain files, shown here:

A list of potential future changes to the standard is maintained by the editor, based upon input received from users. When there is a substantial enough list, an update to the standard can be done -- given the support of the canvassees for the changes. Please provide any input to Brad.Wing@NIST.GOV

Items of interest:

Workshop was held at NIST January 28-30, 2013

The FBI representative at the second ANSI/NIST-ITl 1-2011 update workshop made a major announcement:

  • WSQ issue on capturing 2 thumbprints simultaneously on a large platen: See
  • 2007-2008 and 2008-2007 conversion routine. This was developed by West Virginia University under an FBI contract. It is at Click on the latest version of the NBIS software. It is a zip file. When unzipped, it is a folder. Open the misc folder and there is another folder called an2konvert That's it!

Contact Information: Brad Wing

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The Canvass Method
Application Profiles
History of the Standard
WSQ Certification Guidelines
WSQ Specification
Profile for 1000ppi Fingerprint Compression
Mobile ID
NIST Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ)
Presentations & Documents (2007/2008 versions)
2010 Workshop Summary
2010 Workshop Archive
2011 Workshop Presentations & Summary
2010 Workshop Archive
2013 Workshop Presentations & Summary
Conformance Testing  
AFIS interoperability (including the Latent Interoperability Transmission Specification - LITS)
Odontology Working Group
2014 Kickoff Meeting  

ANSI-NIST-ITL 1-2007 links

Reference data files (zip file 0f 30 examples with associated README file) updated zip file

ANSI/NIST-ITL 2-2008 links

XML files, with NIEM subset.
(remove ActivityAugmentationtype and ProtectionOrderAugmentationtype for it to work correctly with JAXB and Java.  In this version transactionCategoryCode (TOT) uses an enumeration type for TOTCodeSimpleType and is not substitutable).

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 links

This ZIP file contains IEPDs, schemas, data samples and more for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 and for FBI EBTS.  Please see README.txt for more information.

Updated XSD for the 2011 version (with errata correction)
LIST of Changes

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 links

This ZIP file contains the schema for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013

The Scientific Working Group - Speaker (Forensic and Investigatory Voice) has produced a set of sample scenarios and encoded them base upon ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013.  The scenarios are encoded using XML and NIEM 2.1.  The explanatory document and transmission examples are open for review at the request of SWG-SPEAKER. Please send any comments to Brad.Wing@NIST.GOV or Vincent.Stanford@NIST.GOV.

Fingerprint Sensor testing


Other Links:

Fingerprint Homepage
Biometric Evaluations Homepage
ITL Biometrics Overview
Face Homepage
Iris Homepage
NIEM Biometrics Domain