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Canada's Spatial Data Infrastructure

Have your say in shaping the Future of Canada’s Spatial Data Infrastructure for Economy, Society, and the Environment.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is engaging stakeholders and partners in a dialogue on how to advance Canada’s spatial data infrastructure to collaboratively address critical and complex issues like climate change. If you are a producer or user of geospatial data in Canada, we want to hear from you! Sign up to have your say !

Geospatial information underpins everything we do and helps us to better understand our environment and address the challenges society faces, including climate change, disaster management, public health, trade and economic development, and natural resource management.

Canada’s spatial data infrastructure, known as the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), is the collection of geospatial data, and the standards, policies, applications, and governance that facilitate its access, use, integration, and preservation.

Data portals, tools and services

Access open, shared, trusted geospatial data, services, and applications.

Standards and operational policies

Learn about the geospatial operational policies and standards that facilitate the development, sharing, and use of geospatial data.

Funding (GeoConnections)

Check out the GeoConnections Program Calls for Proposals, supporting the development of innovative adoption and further development of the CGDI by co-funding projects with eligible recipients.

Geospatial collaboration and governance

Discover the collaboration and partnerships that make the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure possible.

Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure Resource Centre

Access a wide variety of publications, including primers, case studies, user needs assessments, operational policies, and studies on the use of geospatial data in the Canadian context.

Geospatial Web Services

Consult an evergreen list of geospatial web services that are growing the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, updated weekly.

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