Canada's Spatial Data Infrastructure

We all rely on data

Canada’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI), referred to as the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) is the relevant base collection of standards, policies, applications, and governance that facilitate the access, use, integration, and preservation of spatial data.

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

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  • The 2018 Country Report has been submitted and published ahead of the Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management to be held August 1-3, 2018 at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

    The report outlines Canada’s past, present, and future efforts to develop its geospatial capacity, and provides insight into federal, provincial and territorial government activities that together contribute to the development of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

    It is available at and in the CGDI Resource Centre

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