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Canadian funding for geomatics industry

Quebec, Canada: The Government of Canada granted funds, USD 30 million, over five years, to support geomatics industry. The amount is almost triple the original two-year allocation of USD 11 million ― for Natural Resources Canada’s GeoConnections programme. This announcement was made by Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Geomatics technologies enable applications that are important in the daily lives of Canadians, such as natural resource management, infrastructure, defence, security and public safety, emergency management, transportation and public health.

“In the long term, GeoConnections will ensure that Canadians benefit from this dynamic new web infrastructure designed for the 21st century,” said Minister Paradis. “The programme will ensure Canada maintains its international leadership in the digital economy as it applies to geomatics. Continued federal leadership will advance government priorities, support federal responsibilities, and foster economic development.”

Source: Natural Resource Canada