Geomatics Executive Presents to House Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Ottawa - November 7, 2011: Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) chair and acting president Mr. James Ferguson, OLS, OLIP, on October 24th, 2011, presented to the House Standing Committee on Natural Resources on the state of geomatics in Canada.

“Most of Canada’s national maps are antiquated, with base data often more than 30 years old; Canada’s mapping information is incomplete; and the level of accuracy and resolution of national maps is inadequate and needs to be enhanced to include detail adherent to the needs of modern cross-sectoral geomatics users.” Mr. Ferguson told the Committee. “The technology and know-how exists to create a modern “National Map” in Canada. However, without a cohesive national, multi-sector strategy to establish standards, develop an execution, delivery and maintenance model, and ensure that data when collected is stored and accessible, investments made by governments and the private sector will continue to be ad-hoc and incomplete. The benefits derived from deploying geomatics more effectively can be seen in a report prepared for the Canadian Council on Geomatics, which pegged gains to GDP at 0.6 to 1.2% or in the range of $9.5 to $18.9 billion per year.”

The GIAC has made two recommendations to government: 1) that the Government of Canada fund the development of Canada’s first comprehensive, multi-sector National Geomatics Action Plan, and 2) the Government of Canada invest up to $250 million over a seven year period in a National Imagery Acquisition Program. Recently, GIAC supported a submission by one of its’ members to the House Finance Committee as part of their pre-budget consultations, recommending a series of pilot projects that could lay the foundation to support a National Geomatics Action Plan.

For more information please contact:
Geomatics Industry Association of Canada
Email Contact



Read the complete story ...


Review Article Be the first to review this article
SolidCAM - See for yourself


Featured Video
Editorial
Jobs
Engineer IV for State of Nebraska at Lincoln, California
Service Software Expert-CATIA & CAA for Dassault Systemes at Shanghai, China
Product Design Engineer - Softgoods for Apple Inc at Cupertino, California
Director, Industrial Machinery Solutions- SISW PLM for Siemens AG at Livonia, Michigan
Mechanical Engineer for Deeter Foundry at Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Highway Engineer for RS&H at Jacksonville, Florida
Upcoming Events
RAPID + TCT at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 13 - 15, 2021
WESTEC Online at Online CA - Sep 21 - 23, 2021
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress at Golden CO - Feb 21 - 24, 2022
Kenesto: 30 day trial



© 2021 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise