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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.

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GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on The Role and Impact of Geospatial Information in the Big Data Arena
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

You will learn more about:

  • Fundamentals of Big Data;
  • Contribution of geomatics to Big Data;
  • Contribution of Big Data to geomatics;
  • Challenges and opportunities of Big Data in geomatics.

To register for this webinar, please contact Angélie Huchette by e-mail at or by telephone at 819-564-5600, ext. 297. Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.

Geospatial Standards and Policies

Please see our new fact sheet on geospatial standards and policies.

Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Economic Value Study

NRCan is pleased to announce a major study on the state of geomatics in Canada. The primary focus for the study is to understand the current situation and emerging trends in Canadian geospatial activities and their overall direct and indirect economic value and contribution to the Canadian economy. For more information, please visit the Study Announcement.