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									      GeoNET
     Applying the Power of Place
For Environment Canada’s Community of
               Practice
                Canadian Interoperability Day
                           Ottawa, Ontario
                               04/23/2004

        Presented by the Integrated Environmental Applications Branch
          Knowledge Integration Directorate, Environment Canada.
         IM Perspectives in Environment
                    Canada
                                                        Knowledge
                                Integrated Discovery, Access,
 EC Moving                      and Use of Environmental
                                Data
                                                                  Develop an architecture
                                                                  that allows for any API
                                              2005
  Towards                       Applied geospatial area
                                environmental management
                                                                   Build capacity in ability
                                                                   for others to share
                                projects

 Connectivit                           2004
                                                        Integrated
      y                                           Data = – that allows any
                                                    2nd year Focus on the
                                                             Information
                                                  architecture
EC commits to two                                      partners to connect
years of levied monies            2003
for development of
CISE projects/program
                                                   1st year – Make environmental
                                                     Shareable Data
                                                 information available in four key
Ask Canadians what         2002                              theme areas
they want for
environmental
decision-making
                                                      Useable Data
CISE Task Force          2001
   formed
    Promoting Integration - A Canadian
        Information System for the
            Environment (CISE)

Development and focus on the CISE Architecture Vision:

•   Infrastructure: an open and distributed network;
•   Metadata: application of international standards;
•   Web Services: for Access, Delivery and Discovery;
•   Web Mapping: adopt open standards applications.
        Promoting Integration
        Through CISE (cont’d)

• Build CISE Architecture into operational requirements
  through partnership agreements and expert
  KID/IEAB input.
    • CISE Interoperability is more than an architecture;
       • Data Policy, Usage Agreements
       • Information distribution requirements
• Provide feedback, suggestions on how to improve
  specifications for EC business lines to committee
  representatives.
Working Towards Integration
                  www.cise-scie.ca
        CoP Collaborative Benefits

Optimize effectiveness and efficiency:
 Identify common project services amongst partners;
 Investigate technical solutions;
 Enable sharing of findings: re-use, don’t re-invent;
 Promote & facilitate community of practice approach;
 Establish links with other agencies and networks.
            Coordinating Our
     Geomatics Community of Practice




• What is it?
• What role does it
  have?
               GeoNET’s Role at
              Environment Canada
• Market and promote the use of emerging tools,
  technologies, standards and specifications for improved
  data interoperability and access (internally and externally).
• Build on a best practices/lessons learned approach.
• Become a Resource Centre where project managers go for
  advice and access to knowledge and skills.
• Attract and support collaborative opportunities with external
  agencies such as GeoConnections, NFIS, NLWIS, DFO’s
  GeoPortal, PSEPC, etc.
             GeoNET
Helping Bridge the IM-IT Gap in EC
              •Providing geomatics input into
                IM-IT architecture;
              •Shared vision/risks/benefits.
              •Diversification of business
              lines,
                services and products.
              •Focus on developing business
                practices and partnerships.
              •Speed the integration of
                geotechnologies with
                mainstream IT activities and
                enterprise applications.
           Explaining the Dynamic
          Environment of Geomatics


Project       Systems          Enterprise           Communities


•Evolution through increased interoperability;
•Focus on connecting people/policies/geotechnologies;
•Develop a foundation for access to data/information;
•The real value lies not in the data or information itself, but
  rather in how that data or information is used.
Promoting The
Power Of Place
         GeoNET – Identifying
   EC’s Geomatics Software/Expertise
      Prairie and Northern:                             P ac ifi c a n d Y u ko n
                                                        P ra ir ie a n d N o rth e r n
ESRI (ArcView), Mapinfo, Atlas GIS                      O n ta ri o
                                                        Q u e be c
                                                        A tla n tic




                                                                 Quebec:
                                                          ESRI (ArcIMS, ArcView),
                                                            MapInfo, MapGuide


         P&Y:
ESRI (ArcView, ArcIMS,
  SDE, Freshmaps)                                                    Atlantic:
                               Ontario (incl NCR):           ESRI (ArcView), Autodesk
                             ESRI (ArcInfo, ArcView,          MapGuide, MapServer
                           ArcGIS, ArcIMS), MapGuide,
                                   MapServer

Note: Does not include remote sensing expertise.
Identifying EC’s
Geomatics CoP
                    Connecting EC’s
                    Geomatics CoP




Science Policy Branch
Environmental Conservation Service
Providing Answers to
Geomatics Questions
Inter Agency Committee on
         Geomatics
Inter-departmental Web Mapping
    and Visualization Initiative
    Promoting Data Interoperability
•   Infrastructure: an open and distributed network;
•   Metadata: application of international standards;
•   Web Services: for Access, Delivery and Discovery;
•   Web Mapping Systems: adopt open standards
    applications.
    The Canadian Geospatial Data
         Infrastructure (CGDI)
• Network of people, data, services and applications that
  enable the sharing and use of geospatial information.
• Open information infrastructure, based on publicly
  available standards and specifications.
• Designed to enable the implementation of systems to
  support service and data providers and application
  developers, using interoperable and re-usable
  components.
   CGDI Awareness/Implementation
       In Environment Canada
• Federal agencies are actively supporting the development
  of CGDI by adopting endorsed technical standards and
  specifications (OGC);
• Leverage of technical and financial investments in
  standards by GeoConnections/CGDI;
• Better linkages with F/P/T agencies that have endorsed
  the same technical standards/specifications;
• Greater clarity on geomatics standards and practices;
CGDI Promotion
Through GeoNET
Standards Based Implementations
     at Environment Canada
 • CISEViewer (Days Away!)
    • Showcasing EC data holdings via CISE Architecture
 • EMAN NatureWatch (OGC WMS/WFS) (Live!)
 • NAPS (March 2004) (OGC WMS/WFS) (Days Away!)
 • Climate Archive (OGC WMS/WFS) (Days Away!)
 • ENVIRODAT (OGC:WMS/WFS/SCS (Days Away!)
 • EC Watershed Lookup Service (Live!)
    • EC Watershed Lookup Service (XML/GML)
 • AAFC Ecological Framework Layers (Live!)
    • Partnership OGC WMS/WFS mirror (redundancy/failover)
 • ECMeta Web Services Integration (Live!)
    • Spatial geocoding by keyword (Postal Code, Placename,
      Watershed, NTS, map-based selection.
 • EC P&Y Region Water Quality (March 2004) (Live!)
    • OGC:WMS, OGC:WFS, OGC Web Map Context
      Documents, WSDL/SOAP XML
    Promoting Data Interoperability
•   Infrastructure: an open and distributed network;
•   Metadata: application of international standards;
•   Web Services: for Access, Delivery and Discovery;
•   Web Mapping Systems: adopt open standards
    applications.
                     ECMeta
• Metadata management tool for EC Practitioners.
• Features:
   • Fully bilingual (English/French)
   • Geospatial Profile (FGDC/CSDGM)
   • Biological Profile (NBII)
   • Utilizes dynamic OGC/CGDI endorsed services
      • Canadian Geographical Names Service (OGC:WFS)
      • NIMA World Placename Lookup Service (OGC:WFS)
      • Postal Code Lookup Service (OGC:GML)
      • FGDC ZIP Code Lookup Service (OGC:GML)
      • NTS Lookup Service (GML)
      • Atlas of Canada OGC:WMS for map-based coordinate
         entry
Learning and Using ECMeta
                    ECMeta’s Use of
Mapping Interface
                     CGDI Services
                       Placename Lookup




                    Postal Code Lookup
    Promoting Data Interoperability
•   Infrastructure: an open and distributed network;
•   Metadata: application of international standards;
•   Web Services: for Access, Delivery and Discovery;
•   Web Mapping Systems: adopt open standards
    applications.
      Watershed Lookup Service
• Developed in response to requirements by multi-
  agency (EC, NRCan, AAFC, province of NS) activity
  identifying need for Watershed Lookup Tools
• Provides geometry (bounding rectangle) and
  attributes associated with watershed id code as per
  Water Survey of Canada data (GeoGratis)
• Supports OGC:GML 3.0.0
• Implemented by:
   • EC CISEViewer
   • Toporama
   • GeoBase
   • Chameleon (open source web mapping toolkit)
      core package
             Watershed Lookup Service
                                                       • GetCapabilities

                                                       • GetWatershed




•More information available at:
http://devgeo.eman-rese.ca:8585/watershed/index.html
      Ecological Monitoring and
         Assessment Network
             NatureWatch
      Web Services Integration
• Community / Citizen based science monitoring
  programs
       • IceWatch
       • PlantWatch
       • WormWatch
       • FrogWatch
   • Input of Observations using accepted field data
     collection protocols
   • http://www.eman-rese.ca/
        EMAN’s NatureWatch
       Web Services Integration
• Integration of OGC/CGDI endorsed standards
   • OGC:WMS (Visualization)
   • OGC:WFS (Data Access)
• New functionality launched January 2004
• “Map of the Week” on GeoConnections Discovery
  Portal (February 2004)
• Our first publicly available OGC:WMS and OGC:WFS
 EMAN’s NatureWatch
Web Services Integration
 P&Y Region’s Water Quality Web
               Site
• Integration of OGC/CGDI endorsed standards
   • OGC:WMS (Visualization)
   • OGC:WFS (Data Access)
   • OGC Web Map Context Documents (Web
     Mapping)
   • WSDL/SOAP Web Services
• New functionality launched March 2004
• In alignment with departmental Water Quality
  Services Initiative
• NAPS implementations
P&Y Region’s Water Quality Web
              Site
Canadian Ice Service
   Developments
    Promoting Data Interoperability
•   Infrastructure: an open and distributed network;
•   Metadata: application of international standards;
•   Web Services: for Access, Delivery and Discovery;
•   Web Mapping Systems: adopt open standards
    applications.
              CISEViewer
• Web Mapping Application to showcase EC data
  through OGC/CGDI specifications
    • WMS
    • WFS/GML
    • Web Map Context Documents
    • SCS (sensor collection service)
• Integrated Environmental Information Holdings
    • Air
    • Water
    • Climate
    • Biodiversity
        CISEViewer (cont’d)
• Integration of partner agency online services
    • NRCan NTDB OGC:WMS
    • Atlas of Canada OGC:WMS
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
      Ecostratification OGC:WMS, OGC:WFS)
    • Canadian Geographical Names Service
      (OGC:WMS, OGC:WFS)
    • NIMA World Placename Lookup Service
      (OGC:WFS)
    • NRCan Postal Code Lookup Service
      (OGC:GML)
    • FGDC ZIP Code Lookup Service (OGC:GML)
    • NRCan NTS Lookup Service (GML)

• Check http://www.cise-scie.ca/ for launch soon!!
         CISEViewer
Air/Water/Climate/Biodiversity
  More Coming from Environment
             Canada
• Focus on watershed-based pilot projects;
• Informing Canadians for enhanced decision-making;
• RésEau’s deliverables are aligned with five key areas
  as identified in the Treasury Board proposal;
                                   Focus Areas
                  • Mapping the sources – open data sources.
                  • Mapping the services – open applications.
                  • Dissemination strategy – information and tools.
                  • Watershed management – Pockwock example
                    of how interoperability leads the development of
                    watershed management solutions.
                  • Engaging youth – water from a youth
                    perspective.
      More Coming from Environment
                 Canada
 Environmental Emergency Management System (E2MS);
     Focus on managing environmental emergencies;
     Enhance access to geospatial data and information;
     Case management framework for responders;
     Support the REETs/CoP decision making/activities;
     Providing a national communications tool;
     During an emergency, E2MS acts an information broker
      between various agencies (federal emergency centres,
      provincial operations centres, municipalities, etc) for
      effective decision making.
 Environmental Emergency
Management System (E2MS)
            What Are The Benefits
           Of Data Interoperability?
• Recognize potential environmental and financial benefits
  from collaboration with other jurisdictions.
• Anticipate increased public involvement and use.
• Understand potential efficiencies through use of common
  data standards and a coordinated approach.
• Improved coordination and integration of environmental data
  and info within and across jurisdictions.
• Realization that a distributed rather than a centralized
  approach is the best model for a Canada-wide system.
• Reduced requests for partner data – provide data once, use
  many times (maintain closest to source).
            What Is Driving Data
              Interoperability?
• Pressures for policy coordination both horizontally
  (across depts) and vertically (across jurisdictions).
• Possibilities enabled by new information and
  communications technologies.
• Growing public demand for access to information.
• Increasing expectations for accountability and
  measurement of outcomes.
• Proliferation of information systems at all levels
  dealing with specific aspects of the environment.
• Ensure optimal value is realized from current
  investment in environmental information.
The Canadian Information System
    for the Environment (CISE)
              Vision

Enable timely access to and effective application of
relevant, credible, integrated environmental data and
information in support of decision-making by all
Canadians, through a co-ordinated, distributed
cooperative network of government agencies, the
private sector, academia, non-government
organizations, Aboriginal peoples, and others.

								
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