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TitleStandards user's guide for geographic information
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeoConnections; IDON Technologies Inc.
SourceCanadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product 46e, 2016, 120 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Guide de l'utilisateur des normes de l'information géographique; Guide de l'utilisateur des normes de l'information géographique
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing; information geology; computer mapping; mapping techniques; data collections; geographic information system
Illustrationstables; location maps; flow charts; schematic diagrams; satellite images
ProgramGeoConnections Secretariat GeoConnections Secretariat
Released2016 03 01
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Standards User's Guide for Geographic Information provides both background and practical knowledge of the relevant standards. Many detailed standards are of interest only to the technician or software programmer developing a specific aspect of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). This guide is aimed at the more general user or manager that needs to have a higher level understanding of the overall relevance of standards so that they can make decision on what and how to apply standards but they do not need to know the details of most standards. This is especially true of geospatial information standards since these standards bridge the two distinct disciplines of Earth Science and Information Technology. Three topic areas are identified: establishment of a Geospatial Information Environment; creation of a Data Product; web service implementation. These are practical areas that address the needs of professionals and managers in both the Earth Science and Information Technology fields.

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