Canada's Spatial Data Infrastructure


GeoConnections is a national partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada designed to facilitate access to and use of geospatial information in Canada through the development, integration and use of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

The CGDI is an on-line resource that improves the sharing, access and use of geospatial information – information tied to geographic locations in Canada. It helps decision-makers from all levels of government, the private sector, non–government organizations and academia make better decisions on social, economic and environmental priorities.

The infrastructure itself consists of data, standards, policies, technologies and partnerships that are in place to allow the sharing and visualization of information on the Internet.

Latest announcements:

Case Study of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table

NRCan is pleased to announce the release of a report called Open Government in Transition: A Case Study of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table. This publication highlights NRCan’s role in Open Government in action, to engage, mobilize and facilitate collaboration across Canada’s geomatics sector. The report may be downloaded here.

Discover the Value of Canada’s Geospatial Information and Geomatics Sector

The Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study Summary Report is now available.  For more information or to download the report, please visit the Canadian Geomatics Study page.