The development of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) has been ongoing for more than a decade. Although the CGDI continues to evolve, there are operational systems which use the infrastructure to perform day-to-day business activities. Given that a useable infrastructure is in place, this document outlines why organizations or individuals would want to use the CGDI, and what they need to know in order to exploit it.
Mapping Solutions for Municipal Government
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January’s App of the Month: Repentigny’s My Municipal Services
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Events & Training Roundup — December 2016
Durham Region revamps Open Data portal with ArcGIS
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