GeoConnections announces the third round of funding opportunity for CGDI User Communities

GeoConnections announces the third round of funding opportunity for CGDI User Communities

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GeoConnections is pleased to announce the third round of a new funding opportunity. The program is now soliciting letters of intent for projects that will ultimately account for, build, and draw upon distributed sources of location-based or “geospatial” information over the Internet. Projects will address specific issues within one or more of three priority areas: public health, public safety and security, and matters of importance to Aboriginal people. Projects should assess and make use of the policies, standards, technologies, services, and data sets that comprise the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), and they should facilitate information sharing in support of decision making. Furthermore, projects funded through this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) will build capacity within user groups, and also promote, expand, and increase the use of the CGDI.

NOTE: This third round of the 2007 AO for CGDI User Communities will not be soliciting projects addressing the theme of environment and sustainable development. Also, in order to meet strategic targets, GeoConnections may give special consideration to projects focused on the North, on Atlantic Canada, on capacity building, and on addressing needs related to multi-agency systems.

Proposals will be accepted from government departments or agencies (local, provincial/territorial, or federal), Crown corporations, academic institutions, private-sector organizations, non-government organizations, and Aboriginal communities and organizations.

Under this AO, proponents may apply for support in the following areas: strategic planning, capacity building, user needs assessments, thematic data, data standards, regional atlases, and geospatial decision-support systems. GeoConnections may support initiatives that consist of related projects in more than one of these areas. Multi-year funding is available.

For more information on this funding opportunity, please see the full AO entitled 2007 Announcement of Opportunity for CGDI User Communities .