Canada: Defence R & D Canada – Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) allotted funds for the enhancement of Canada”s Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). DRDC CSS is a joint endeavour with Public Safety Canada that provides science and technology (S&T) support and services to address Canada’s public safety and national security priorities.
Over the last 2 years, DRDC CSS contributed USD 250,000 towards the enhancement of CGDI by supporting enhancements to the National Road Network (NRN) and the creation of National Railway Network (NRWN) and the National Power Line Network (NPLN).This authoritative geographic data is freely available on the GeoBase portal (https://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/index.html) and is also being used in the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS).
The MASAS initiative is led by the DRDC CSS, with a National Implementation Team comprised of partners from Public Safety Canada, Natural Resources Canada”s Mapping Information Branch (MIB), and industry professionals. With MASAS Public Safety/Security agencies can connect their systems and have a common view of emergency situations. MASAS is an interconnected system to exchange real-time, geographic-based emergency information using common technologies that are based on interoperable standards.