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GeoConnections is a national program with the mandate and responsibility to lead the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) through the use of applied innovations and technologies for data sharing and integration.

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GeoConnections will be in Inuvik June 13 – 17

We will be participating at the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Tradeshow on June 14 – 15 demonstrating Natural Resources Canada’s coast-to-coast-to coast activities in the Energy, Energy Efficiency and Earth Sciences sectors, with an emphasis on the role of Earth Observation and mapping in those activities.

Wednesday,  June 15, GeoConnections will be presenting the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Giant Natural Resources Canada floor map at Inuvik’s East Three School. That afternoon, we’ll be conducting a geo-caching activity with East Three junior and senior high school students with the goal of introducing them to the concepts of GPS.

On Friday, June 17 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, GeoConnections will hold an Open House starting with a presentation at the Aurora Research Institute, followed by a tour of the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF). If you are in Inuvik this week come and meet us.

GeoConnections also has a project in Inuvik this summer. As part of its efforts to encourage women and indigenous inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and to develop local capacity, two students have been hired to assist on a geomatics project that will provide a 3-D visualization of the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF), an online map to promote the ISSF, and a data layer of the ISSF to add to Minecraft - a popular, collaborative videogame played by many of the generation Z cohort.

OGC® invites Proposals for an Arctic Spatial Data Pilot project

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and sponsors, United States Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada, in collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure participants, announce a Request for Quotation and Call for Participation in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase-2 initiative. Please note the Request for Quotation closes on June 17, 2016.