Four companies will receive Government of Canada funding to help Canadians access and use geographical information through the Internet. David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, announced this to give a boost to the development of innovative geomatics technologies in Canada. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
GeoInnovations program of GeoConnections – a national partnership initiative led by NRCan that makes Canada’s geospatial databases, tools and services readily accessible on-line through the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).
These projects will support the industrial development of innovative geospatial technologies, tools and services, and the delivery of Canadian geospatial information.
Mr. McGuinty made the announcement at an event at the University of Ottawa commemorating GIS Day. This international celebration is an opportunity for geospatial data users and companies to showcase real-world applications of this technology in schools and businesses, and to the general public.