Government of Canada Renews Funding for Geospatial Initiative

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Mar 16, 2011 -- The Government of Canada today announced funding in support of geomatics, a leading-edge industry that includes surveying, mapping, satellite and remote sensing and navigation. Geomatics technologies enable applications that are important in the daily lives of Canadians in such areas as natural resource management, infrastructure, defence, security and public safety, emergency management, transportation and public health.

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, made the announcement today at the University of Sherbrooke's Department of Applied Geomatics.

The Government of Canada will provide funding of $30 million over five years - almost tripling the original two-year allocation of $11 million - for Natural Resources Canada's GeoConnections program.

"In the long term, GeoConnections will ensure that Canadians benefit from this dynamic new web infrastructure designed for the 21st century," said Minister Paradis. "The program will ensure Canada maintains its international leadership in the digital economy as it applies to geomatics. Continued federal leadership will advance government priorities, support federal responsibilities, and foster economic development."

GeoConnections products are available through GeoConnections at or via NRCan at


The Government of Canada today announced $30 million in funding over five years, for Natural Resources Canada's GeoConnections program, which consolidates internet-based geospatial data and facilitates the use of geo-based tools in decision making.

The following media backgrounder is available at

Renewal of GeoConnections (2010-2015)

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at




Media may contact:
Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
Office of the Minister
Richard Walker - Director of Communications

Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
Media Relations

The general public may contact:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
TTY: 613-996-4397
(teletype for the hearing-impaired)

Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Autodesk - DelCAM

Featured Video
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Apple Adding To Computer Product Line Minus Ports
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress at 1310 Washington Ave. Golden CO - Oct 25 - 26, 2016
Electric&Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium 2016 at Conference Centre East. Koelnmesse (East Entrance) Messeplatz 1 Cologne Germany - Nov 9 - 10, 2016
Autodesk University Las Vegas at Las Vegas NV - Nov 15 - 17, 2016
TurboCAD pro : Limited Time offer

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — 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 Policy Advertise