Maryland, USA, 18 April 2007: The Open Geospatial Consortium has issued a Request For Quotations and Call for Participation to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Interoperability Pilot.
The CGDI Interoperability Pilot is sponsored by GeoConnections which is providing cost-sharing funds to offset expenses associated with the initiative. GeoConnections and the OGC intend to involve as many participants in the initiative as possible and thus are soliciting proposals that will enhance outcomes.
In the pilot, GeoConnections and provincial partners will test improved mechanisms for the distribution and update of framework data (geographic names, national road network, administrative boundaries, etc.), providing users with access to the most current and authoritative data, avoiding version disparities, and minimizing duplication. Provincial stakeholders will receive business consulting and technical assistance with the implementation of onsite OGC standards-based components.
Assistance will include financial contributions for labour, software, and data publishing. The improvements will allow providers to maintain control over the data they own while contributing at the same time to a national view of that data. Project results will aid Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) members in planning the future implementation of a distributed architecture for GeoBase, a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative. For more information on CGDI Interoperability Pilot RFQ/CFP visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/38.