GeoConnections Program (voted)
|Name of transfer payment program||GeoConnections Program (Voted)|
|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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