Canadian Communities Gallery - Educational Project Showcase

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Citation_Information:
Originator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division, The Atlas of Canada
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Canadian Communities Gallery - Educational Project Showcase
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Publication_Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: Government of Canada
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Online_Linkage: http://atlas.gc.ca/sites/english/index.html
Description:
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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Beginning_Date: 19970101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 74.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS
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Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Climate And Soil
Theme_Keyword: Community Employment And Tourism
Theme_Keyword: Cultures And Ethnic Origins
Theme_Keyword: Economic Geography And Forestry
Theme_Keyword: Farming / Mining / Fishing
Theme_Keyword: First Nations
Theme_Keyword: Geology And Tectonics
Theme_Keyword: Human Geography And Demographics
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology And Environment
Theme_Keyword: Language And Education
Theme_Keyword: Other Primary Industries And Secondary Industry
Theme_Keyword: Physical Geography And Gradation
Theme_Keyword: Recreation And Local Notables
Theme_Keyword: Settlement And Vital Statistics
Theme_Keyword: Social Indicators And Politics
Theme_Keyword: Tertiary Industry And Quaternary Industry
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation And Oceanography
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Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > LAKE WINNIPEG
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Access_Constraints: None - One exception is the 'Updates' section where project participants enter their project metadata.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ERIC KRAMERS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Address: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
Address: 615 Booth Street
Address: Room 650
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-947-6267
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-947-2410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kramers@nrcan.gc.ca
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/NRCAN/ESS/GC/CCRS/GEO/ATLAS > Atlas of Canada, GeoAccess Division, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Geomatics Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Contact_Person: ERIC KRAMERS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Address: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
Address: 615 Booth Street
Address: Room 650
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-947-6267
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-947-2410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kramers@nrcan.gc.ca
Resource_Description: Canada_CCRS_CdnCommAtlas
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://atlas.gc.ca/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://atlas.gc.ca/sites/english/index.html
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http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
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GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
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http://cgdi.gc.ca/en/index.html
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Gratuit-free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020926
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130212
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050216
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ERIC KRAMERS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada,
Address: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division
Address: 615 Booth Street
Address: Room 650
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-947-6267
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-947-2410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kramers@nrcan.gc.ca
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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