Canadian Communities Gallery - Educational Project Showcase
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Summary
Abstract: The Canadian Communities Gallery (CCGallery) is a service of the Atlas of
Canada that provides access to the best and broadest collections of on-line
educational geography and social studies projects and community web sites. The
CCGallery offers a unique searchable database with an interactive mapping
search result. This allows users to conduct a search by subject and
geographical area and to explore this search result in an interactive mapping
window.

Many well-known organizations use the CCGallery to provide easy and
well-defined searches of their project collections. The current contributors
are:

The Atlas of Canada, The Canadian Communities Atlas, Statistics
Canada, Profiling Canada, SchoolNet GrassRoots, GrassRoots Communities@ca, ESRI
Canada, School and Libraries Program.

The CCGallery will be inviting other organizations to use this service
for their own collections of on-line projects and community web sites. Our goal
is to make this service the most comprehensive collection of on-line projects
and web sites describing Canada.

Participating Organizations

All of the organizations contributing to the Canadian Communities
Gallery are doing so in order to share their collections of projects and
resources. Each organization's projects and resources have a unique flavour and
origin but at the same time all offer something describing a part of Canada's
human, economic and physical geography. Many schools combine the projects and
programs offered by our contributors to provide the most comprehensive
information in their on-line work. Discover Canada through school-based
projects and community web sites. Here is a brief description of each
organization's contribution:

The Canadian Communities Atlas, part of Natural Resources Canada's
Atlas of Canada, offers schools the opportunity to create an Internet-based
Atlas of their community. The atlas structure is designed around physical,
economic and human geographic themes. By linking students' Community Atlas
projects to the Atlas of Canada, through the Canadian Communities Gallery, both
local and national perspectives of many relevant geographic subjects can be
accessed.

Statistics Canada is the country's national statistical agency and
offers quality and detailed statistical educational resources. These are
organized into three broad subject matter areas: demographic and social,
socio-economic and economic. Projects produced by schools making use of this
information and data in projects such as Profiling Canada and others can be
accessed in the Canadian Communities Gallery.

The SchoolNet GrassRoots Program, together with its provincial,
territorial and corporate partners, promotes academic, employability and
computer skills in Canadian youth by integrating information and communication
technology into learning. The GrassRoots Program offers funding to schools for
the creation of innovative and interactive learning projects on the Internet.
All of these projects that are geography and social studies related can be
accessed in the Canadian Communities Gallery.

GrassRoots Communities@ca is a national competition open to all K-12
Canadian schools. Students working with their local community create a web site
to showcase the place where they live. Sites created by students will involve
them in project-based learning activities, doing research within their own
local communities in such areas as the arts and culture, geography, history,
economic life and the environment.

ESRI Canada offers schools and libraries a program using ArcView, a
Geographic Information System (GIS). It brings the power of interactive mapping
and analysis to everyone. ESRI Canada is dedicated to promoting the use of
ArcView GIS in schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 or OAC) and libraries as this
exciting technology will allow students to explore their world in a whole new
way.

The Physical Geography subject categories are: geology; tectonics /
seismology; gradation; climate; soil; vegetation; oceanography; hydrology and
environment / land use / wildlife / pollution.

The Economic Geography subject area breaks down into the following
categories. Primary industries are forestry, farming, agriculture, mining,
hunting and fishing, and energy; secondary is manufacturing industry; tertiary
is service industry; quaternary is high tech; community employment / labour;
and the travel / tourism industry.

The Human Geography subject categories are: demographics / population;
First Nations; cultures and ethnic origins; settlement / community; vital
statistics; language and education; social conditions / justice / health;
politics / government; recreation and local notables.

Other subject areas covered by schools include land use, environmental
effects, sustainable development and topography.

School and community web sites are from all Canadian provinces and
territories:

Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador.The Canadian Communities Gallery
(CCGallery) is a service of the Atlas of Canada that provides access to the
best and broadest collections of on-line educational geography and social
studies projects and community web sites.
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Related URL
Link: GET DATA


Link: GET DATA
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Link: GET DATA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 74.0 S: 42.0  E: -54.0  W: -141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division, The Atlas of Canada
Dataset Title: Canadian Communities Gallery - Educational Project Showcase
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada
Online Resource: http://atlas.gc.ca/sites/english/index.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE ERIE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE HURON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE SUPERIOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > HUDSON BAY
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > LAKE WINNIPEG
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GEORGIAN BAY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Access Constraints
None - One exception is the 'Updates' section where project participants enter
their project metadata.


Use Constraints
Crown CopyrightCrown Copyright


Keywords
GCMD
CLIMATE AND SOIL
COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT AND TOURISM
CULTURES AND ETHNIC ORIGINS
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND FORESTRY
FARMING / MINING / FISHING
FIRST NATIONS
GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AND DEMOGRAPHICS
HYDROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION
OTHER PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND SECONDARY INDUSTRY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GRADATION
RECREATION AND LOCAL NOTABLES
SETTLEMENT AND VITAL STATISTICS
SOCIAL INDICATORS AND POLITICS
TERTIARY INDUSTRY AND QUATERNARY INDUSTRY
VEGETATION AND OCEANOGRAPHY


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Atlas of Canada, GeoAccess Division, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Geomatics Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://atlas.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ERIC KRAMERS
Phone: +01-613-947-6267
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: kramers at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
615 Booth Street
Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
ERIC KRAMERS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-947-6267
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: kramers at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
615 Booth Street
Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


ERIC KRAMERS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-947-6267
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: kramers at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
615 Booth Street
Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-12
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-02-16

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