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GeoConnections Program (voted)

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Name of transfer payment program GeoConnections Program (Voted)
End date* Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Innovative Geospatial Solutions
Main objective 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 with eligible recipients. GeoConnections fosters innovation in the pre-commercial and de-risking phase, through identification of gaps and targeted projects in the CGDI.  The objectives of the program are to:
a) Increase awareness of the benefits of using geospatial data and tools;
b) Keep Canada at the leading edge of accessing, sharing and using geospatial information;
c) Support the integration and use of geospatial data;
d) Coordinate the development of national policies, standards and mechanisms.
Planned spending in 2018-19 $500,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2015-16
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Eligible recipients include individuals; Canadian or International profit and non-profit organizations; International governments; Corporations; Industry and their associations; Research associations; Academic institutions; Provincial, Territorial, Regional, Municipal and Rural government departments, agencies and some Crown Corporations whose objectives contribute to the objective of the GeoConnections Program.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

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