The emergence of mass-market distribution systems, such as mobile devices, has dramatically increased the demand and profile of location-based data and technology for users such as government and the private sector. However, such Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other location-enabled applications are dependent on standardized, up-to-date and accurate location-based information. This Sub-program delivers architecture, standardization and application policies and expertise in order to enable the natural resource sectors to create innovative, value-added applications used, for example, in the management of forests, determining the slope for pipeline location, and elevation modelling used in dam construction. The use of NRCan's location-based knowledge in a wide variety of value-added applications can stimulate economic growth and productivity, enabling these sectors to be more competitive.
|Expected Result||Performance Indicators||Targets|
|Technology developers increase demonstration of innovative mining and processing technologies||Natural resource sectors adopt national or international geospatial policies, standards or frameworks||2 by March 31, 2014|
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