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Contribution Projects Funded by GeoConnections

GeoConnections is an ongoing program with the mandate and responsibility to lead the evolution the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) with standards-based technologies and operational policies for data sharing and integration to address key economic, social and environmental priorities. Through regular Calls for Proposals, GeoConnections is co-funding the development of innovative adoption and further development of the CGDI by eligible recipients.

2020-2021 Contributions

Agreement Title: Municipal Energy and Emissions Database (MEED)

Recipient Legal Name: Sustainable Solutions Group (SSG) Workers Cooperative

City: Tatamagouche

Recipient Province or Territory: Nova Scotia

Agreement Value in CAD: $ 79,797

Project Objective and Expected Results:

The Municipal Energy and Emissions Database aims to develop energy and emissions inventories for municipalities in Canada using standardized data sources and to make the resulting baseline energy profiles and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories openly and freely available to download and view with web-based visualizations. Municipalities will be able to leverage the value in this offering but in particular, small-to-medium sized municipalities will gain access to a tool otherwise out of their financial or technical reach. This project represents a significant enabling and accelerating opportunity for municipal GHG reductions in Canada and requires the integration of diverse geospatial datasets on a common platform. The project addresses issues of data findability and discoverability, interoperability and geospatial analysis-ready data.

The recipient will develop and deploy an integrated geospatial platform that tracks GHG emissions for municipalities using advanced data processing, integrating diverse open data sets into a common data visualisation platform. SSG`s platform will be open source and incorporate Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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