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TitleGuide d'introduction de l'Infrastructure canadienne de données géospatiales
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHatfield Consultants
SourceCanadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product 60f, 2020, 31 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/328066 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2020
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.French
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure primer
File formatpdf
SubjectsScience and Technology; Information and Communications; Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure; Geographic data; Policy; Standards; Information technology; Digital technology; Human resources; Open data
Illustrationsschematic representations; sketch maps; tables
ProgramGeoConnections Operational Framework
Released2020 01 01; 2021 09 23
Abstract(Summary)
While people have used maps for thousands of years to record and share information about places and to tell stories, in the current digital age, maps are increasingly complex, dynamic, and integrate many types of geospatial data and services. Using maps and geospatial data, we can better understand our environment and address the challenges society faces, including climate change, public health, trade and economic development, and natural resource management.
The Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) helps us to find, use, and share geospatial information. The CGDI does not refer to a database or system, but rather, a collection of publicly available data and resources such as standards and policies to help ensure compatibility and interoperability. Enabling Canadians to find, access, and use geospatial data benefits society, the environment, and the economy.
For Canadian organizations, the support that CGDI provides is important because: Collecting data is expensive and the CGDI helps users to discover data that already exists and to share data and information they have produced and want others to use; Standards ensure geospatial systems can communicate in a world where digital systems are increasingly connected and reliant on each other. Without standards, these inter-connected systems could not be developed or would not function the way they were intended to function; Digital technology is developing rapidly and CGDI helps users to build capacity, collaborate, and to keep pace with technology evolution and trends, such as open data and open standards.
This CGDI Primer is intended to help new and current users of geospatial data increase their understanding of spatial data infrastructures and to recognize the benefits and advantages of participation in the CGDI. The information in this Primer may be useful to users with variety of roles and functions within their organizations, including new practitioners, environment and lands managers, data managers, planners, policy analysts, researchers, and social and environmental service providers.
Complementing this Primer, a CGDI Cookbook provides numerous step-by-step 'recipes' related to data, technology, policies, standards, partnerships, and human resources. The recipes are designed to be standalone 'how-to' documents to help integrate different components of CGDI into users' activities. A glossary of CGDI terminology helps new and novice users understand the technical terms that are used.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This CGDI Primer (2020) is intended to help new and current users of geospatial data increase their understanding of spatial data infrastructures and to recognize the benefits and advantages of participation in the CGDI. The information in this Primer may be useful to users with variety of roles and functions within their organizations, including new practitioners, environment and lands managers, data managers, planners, policy analysts, researchers, and social and environmental service providers.
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