The findings of the Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study are now available for download.
The report looks at: What is geospatial information (GI) and why is it important?
Geospatial information (GI) identifies “where” natural, built or cultural objects are located relative to the Earth – in other words, their geographic location. Combining location with other forms of data allows for better and more informed decision making.
GI is used in a wide variety of applications:
- by business – e.g. transportation, construction, retail and marketing, utilities, natural resource management;
- by government – e.g. property rights and boundaries, elections, weather, asset management, emergency response;
- by universities and colleges – e.g. research;
- by not-for-profit organizations – e.g. conservation; monitoring; and
- by consumers – e.g. social networking, leisure, tourism, shopping.
Visit the Canadian Geomatics Study page on the Natural Resources Canada web site for more information