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GeoGratis
Entry ID: CanadaGeoGratis
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Summary
Abstract: GeoGratis distributes a wide variety of geospatial data, data based on
location, for geographic areas across Canada. The data is available free of
charge, subject to copyright restrictions and disclaimer.

Geospatial data is complex by its very nature and comes in a wide variety of
scales, resolution, projection, spectral resolution and file formats. To
facilitate a wide variety of users, GeoGratis will implementant an on-line file
format conversion service in 2000. Functionality of the data will range from
map inserts for a report or presentation to the data required by a power user
overlaying vector line work on a classified multispectral image with a DEM
backdrop.

Our objective is to expand the use of geospatial data to new user communities
through the distribution of intuitive data types and encourage geomatics
research, development and education by providing high quality Canadian data
sets.

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The GeoConnections Discovery Portal, formerly the Canadian
Earth Observation Network (CEONet), is where Canadians and
others interested in Canadian geospatial data have been
coming since 1997 to discover, evaluate and access geospatial
data products and services. The GeoConnections Discovery
Portal provides infrastructure tools and services to serve a
wide range of Canadian stakeholders. It is offered free for
any organization or individual to use. Registering and
advertising, having your geospatial data remotely searched,
as well as having access to free software tools and
Internet-accessible services are indeed bonuses. Technical
help and support are also available free of charge. These
are important considerations when looking for a data
discovery solution for your organization. The Discovery
Portal is ideally suited for geospatial data discovery with
it geographic focus, fielded searches and library like
functionality.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: GeoConnections will: develop the Canadian Geospatial Data
Infrastructure (CGDI), which will coordinate Canada?s
numerous databases of geographic information and make them
accessible through a common window on the Internet; and
enable partnerships between federal, provincial and
territorial governments, the private sector and the academic
community.
Service Citation
Originators: Government of Canada, Natural Ressources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
Title: GeoGratis
Provider: Government of Canada, Natural Ressources Canada, CCRS,GeoAccess Division
URL: http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FEED PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >BOUNDARY SURVEYS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR BACKSCATTER   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
Quality
The Data is provided on an "as is" basis and Canada makes no guarantees,
representations or warranties respecting the Data, either expressed or implied,
arising by law or otherwise, including but not limited to, effectiveness,
completeness, accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose.
Access Constraints
GeoGratis provides data to a wide variety of clients. The data
that is available from GeoGratis is primarily oriented to an
audience familiar with geographic information systems (GIS), or
image analysis, or desktop graphics.
Use Constraints
NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA
GEOMATICS CANADA, Earth Sciences Sector
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
GeoAccess Division
USER AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL DATA

THIS is a legal Agreement between you, the "User" and HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN
RIGHT OF CANADA ("Canada"), represented by the Minister of Natural Resources
Canada ("Canada"). BY OPENING THE FILES DELIVERED WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE
AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE
TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PROMPTLY DISPOSE OF THE FILES AND ANY DERIVED PRODUCTS
(including metadata, documentation, tables).

WHEREAS Canada is the owner of the proprietary rights in the digital data
("Data") delivered with this Agreement;

WHEREAS the User wishes to use the Data;

AND WHEREAS Canada is prepared to provide to the User a royalty -free right to
use the Data subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;

NOW, THEREFORE, Canada and the User for valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the parties, covenant and agree
as follows:

The User acknowledges that the Data is protected under the Copyright Act of
Canada.

The Data is provided free of charge and royalty-free to the User, for use,
subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The User owns the
disk(s) or tape(s) on which the Data is recorded, but Canada retains all
ownership interests in the Data.
The User may:
3.1.1. Create new representations of these Data;
3.1.2. Select or arrange all of, or portions or features from
these Data; and
3.1.3. Process, analyse or otherwise use these Data in the
development of derived products;




The User may sell, lease, distribute and sublicense the Data contained in
derived works and products referred to in Section 3. Data is not licensed for
redistribution via the Internet without modification as noted in Section 3.
Users are encouraged to come to the originating source to access the most
current version of the data.

When using the Data in new representations, derived works and products, the
User shall reference the source of information as: 2000. Government of Canada
with permission from Natural Resources Canada

The Data is provided on an "as is" basis and Canada makes no guarantees,
representations or warranties respecting the Data, either expressed or implied,
arising by law or otherwise, including but not limited to, effectiveness,
completeness, accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose.

Canada shall not be liable in respect of any claim, demand or action,
irrespective of the nature of the cause of the claim, demand or action alleging
any loss, injury or damages, direct or indirect, which may result from the
User's use or possession of the Data. Canada shall not be liable in any way for
loss of revenue or contracts, or any other consequential loss of any kind
resulting from any defect in the Data.

The User shall indemnify and save harmless Canada and its Ministers, officers,
employees and agents from and against any claim, demand or action, irrespective
of the nature of the cause of the claim, demand or action, alleging loss,
costs, expenses, damages or injuries (including injuries resulting in death)
arising out of the User's use or possession of the Data.

The parties agree that this agreement does not restrict Canada in any way from
authorizing other parties to use the Data in the same kind of products or in
different products.

This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in the
Province of Ontario, Canada.
Service Provider
Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Service Provider Personnel
Name: STEVEN SMITH
Phone: 01-613-947-3499
Fax: 01-613-947-2410
Email: stsmith at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Room 650
615 Booth Street
K1A 0E9
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Country: CANADA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Varied
Distribution_Format: HDF
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Varied
Distribution_Format: PCI pix
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Varied
Distribution_Format: Geo Tiff
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Varied
Distribution_Format: BSQ
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Varied
Distribution_Format: .e00
Fees: Free
Personnel
R. BELAIR
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 01-613-992-9777
Fax: 01-613-947-2410
Email: rebelair at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Room 650
615 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada

STEVEN SMITH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 01-613-947-3499
Fax: 01-613-947-2410
Email: stsmith at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Room 650
615 Booth Street
K1A 0E9
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Country: CANADA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-12-21
Future SERF Review Date: 2003-07-16
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