About the CGDI Pilot

Canadian Geospatial Data
Infrastructure Pilot


The main objective of the CGDI Interoperability Pilot (IP) project was to test the feasibility of using open standards-based technology to improve the management and dissemination of CGDI data. In particular, this project demonstrated that technology from multiple vendors based on the Open Geospatial Consortiumís Web Feature Service (WFS) standard could interoperate to provide access to the most current and authoritative data; thereby maintaining currency, avoiding versioning and minimizing duplication of the data.

A secondary objective was to develop a collaborative technical network with CGDI partners to advance the overall development of the CGDI
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Interoperability Program (IP) is a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program for rapid development of proven candidate specifications for consideration for consensus adoption and public release by the OGC Specification Program.