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The goal of the Canada Forum is to better serve Canadian needs for geospatial data and services. The Forum is an informal organisation open to all Canadian Organisations (including non-OGC members) and international OGC members conducting business or research in Canada. Example organisations include, but are not limited to Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal governments, Indigenous Organisations, Academia, and Industry.
The Canada Forum will provide a platform for all stakeholders to increase collaboration with a focus on Canada’s requirements for sharing geospatial data and information, capacity building, innovation, outreach, industry business development, and others. The forum is also intended to provide a venue for the community to improve the level of Canadian influence in the OGC geospatial standards process and related standards partners (e.g. ISO, IHO, GEO, UN-GGIM, W3C, CGSB).
The charter members of the Canadian Forum on Geospatial Standards includes:
- AE Inc.
- Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM)
- Compusult Ltd.
- Cubewerx Inc.
- Ecere Corp.
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Esri Canada Ltd.
- Fisheries and Marine Institute (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
- Mount Royal University
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Internal Services Department - Geographic Information Services (Province of Nova Scotia)
- the PYXIS innovation
- Tesera Systems Inc.
- University of Calgary