Presentation on theme: "6th MSDI Working Group Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 6th MSDI Working Group Meeting The Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)Kian Fadaie, CHS6th MSDI Working Group MeetingMSDI Open ForumsMarch 3rd 2015
2 Presentation Outline SDI Objectives What is SDI/CGDI Challenges GoC initiatives FGP/Open dataConclusions
3 SDI : ObjectivesCreate increased awareness of the benefits of using geospatial data and tools to achieve goals for social, economic and environmental priorities.Facilitate the integration and use of geospatial data to support effective decision making.Coordinate the development of national policies, standards and mechanisms and support their implementation to ensure maintenance and updating of geospatial data and compatibility with global standards.Keep Canada at the leading edge of accessing, sharing and using geospatial information via the Internet.
4 What is the CGDI? CGDI Components and Guiding Principles CGDI – Overview; CGDI Vision, Mission and Roadmap:
5 Framework Datais the common, up-to-date, and maintained base layers of quality location-based data for all of Canada.is the base mapping layers required to develop applications that are freely available for use.is the foundation upon which location-based information becomes spatially relevant to users.Access through the GeoBase portal (
6 Geospatial StandardsThe CGDI is built upon international standards that allow it to work with other infrastructures in Canada and around the world.This harmonization of standards is fundamental to ensuring the efficient exchange of location- based information.
7 TechnologiesToday’s innovative geospatial and IT tools and technologies (GPS, mobile tech, imagery, sensor webs) provide an environment in which systems and applications integrating location-based information are used by millions.The CGDI’s open and flexible architecture continually adapts to the rapidly evolving internet platform.Interoperability is achieved by the convergence of framework data, policies, standards and technologies necessary to harmonize Canada’s location-based information.
8 Operational PoliciesAddress topics related to the lifecycle of data (i.e. collection, management, dissemination, use).Apply to the day-to-day business of organizations.Include guidelines, directives, procedures and manuals that help facilitate access to and use of information.14
9 Information and data are global currency… 24/7 digital economy paved the way for even more competition; social and environmental issues are more complex, global in natureTechnology and sophisticated geospatial analytical techniques are increasing the value of data and informationOpen data will underpin new waves of productivity and generate significant financial value and societal benefitsTransparency and access to geospatial data through tools that enable easy discovery, sharing, downloading, integration and interoperability is expected…and geospatial data can underpin it all.
10 SDI PerformanceInteroperability requires supportive technical and business policiesReduces focus on accessing information and data, increases capacity to USE information and dataServes sophisticated users.Web based services.EXAMPLE: Volunteered Geographic Information
11 How do we identify and develop geospatial policy: Geospatial data sharing and use.Conducting needs/requirements analysis through consultation with stakeholders, users.Working with stakeholders to develop operational policies, tools and resources necessary to complete and sustain the CGDI.Promoting and raising awareness of geospatial policy issues, solutions and practices.
13 Identified TrendsKey policy topics that impact spatial data infrastructuresLegal/AdministrativeEthical Legal PracticesConfidentiality, Security, and Sensitive InformationPrivacyIntellectual Property (Copyright, Licensing)Data SharingLiabilityArchiving and PreservationData QualityTechnological/TrendsOpen DataOpen SourceWeb 2.0 and the GeoWebCloud ComputingMobile and Location-based ServicesData Integration
14 Open Government Action Plan Government of Canada Major InitiativesGovernment of CanadaOpen Government Action PlanRapid shift in the public sector to free and open data.Meeting public demand.Changing operational policies.Open Data
15 The Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP) Is a collaborative effort across 21 departments and agencies to fundamentally change the way we share, use & manage geospatial assets to support effective program delivery & service to Canadians.Enable the Public Service to buy once, use many times, and search once, find what you need - pulling separate data sources together that when combined are greater than the parts.
16 FGP provides the ability to integrate, and visualize multiple layers of Triple “A” geospatial informationAccurate Authoritative Accessible“data and integrated analysis for which you search once and find everything”…to support decision-making within and across departments, and among stakeholders, and stimulate downstream applications development8
17 FGP ComponentsBusiness Architecture Alignment of cross departmental business requirements , processes (eg. Policies), and principles (eg. Standards) as they relate to management and dissemination of spatial data through the FGP.Data Architecture Prioritises data sets, inventories data models, and defines data requirements for the platform.Technical Architecture Describes and documents platform application requirements, interoperability, and associated technology implications (eg. Data visualization, catalogue, repository, web services, analysis).Infrastructure Architecture Identifies enterprise hardware requirements to meet the needs identified and supplies a cloud based collaborative development environment.
18 FGP the way forward21 Canadian Federal Department are contributing data or providing access to databases to FGP.Data inventory is increasing continuously.Data analysis capabilities are being enhancedDRAFT
19 ConclusionsCanada has an operational SDI which is being used to support organizational operations and decision-making.Emphasis has now shifted to addressing some of the key challenges to the use of the CGDI and geospatial information more generally, and the impacts of emerging technologies, through the development of operational policies.54