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TitleValue study findings report
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AuthorGeoConnections
SourceCanadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product 48e, 2016, 148 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297711
Year2016
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of GéoConnexions; (2016). Rapport des résultats de l'étude de la valeur, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product no. 48f
RelatedThis publication is related to GeoConnections; (2015). Canadian geomatics environmental scan and value study, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product no. 41e
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing; information geology; governments; computer mapping; mapping techniques; data collections; geographic information system
Illustrationsflow charts; tables; histograms; graphs
ProgramProject - Economic Study, Geoconnection Secretariat
Released2016 03 02
Abstract(Summary)
This Value study findings report provides a description of our analysis of the findings from all lines of enquiry related to the economic and non-economic benefits associated with geomatics technologies and services in Canada.
The content of this report is based upon a review of the literature and the input received during consultations with geospatial information (GI) suppliers in industry and government, users of GI products and services, and providers of GI education and training programs. Selected case studies were also conducted with users of GI. The study methodology precluded the capture of comprehensive information through a survey of stakeholders.
The definition adopted for geospatial information is "any information that identifies the position relative to the Earth of objects, whether natural, built, or cultural." Geospatial information products and services can be location-centric (i.e., products or services that would not be possible without geographical location or position), location-enabled (i.e., where geographical location or position is an important part of the delivery of products and services), or location-incidental (i.e., where geographical location or position is not required for the delivery of products or services, but would be nice to have).
The definition of the geomatics sector adopted for the purposes of this study is "organizations involved in: geospatial information capture and processing; geospatial information analysis and presentation; integrated information products and services; location-based solutions; and geospatial information technologies".
Geospatial information contributes to economic growth, environmental quality, and social progress. This study considered three groups of socio-economic impacts:
- Geomatics Products and Services - This is the value in the Canadian economy of the provision of geomatics products and services (i.e., supply side).
- Economic Productivity - This is the value in the Canadian economy of the use of geomatics products and services (i.e., demand side). The impact that geospatial information has had on the Canadian economy was estimated using a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model.
- Social and Environmental Benefits - These are the social and environmental benefits of the use of geomatics products and services that are difficult to quantify in economic terms.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This Value study findings report provides a description of the analysis of the findings from all lines of enquiry for this part of the overall Canadian geomatics environmental scan and value study. The content of this report is based upon a review of the literature and the input received during consultations with geospatial information (GI) suppliers in industry and government, users of GI products and services, and providers of GI education and training programs. Selected case studies were also conducted with users of GI.
GEOSCAN ID297711