Geoscience Knowledge Network (CGKN) is an initiative of the National
Geological Surveys Committee (NGSC) to provide an Internet portal
to Canadian geoscience information.
in data management and communication technology have revolutionized
how we access information. With the development of CGKN, the Canadian
geoscience community is becoming a global leader in providing rapid
access to its knowledge assets. Through the CGKN web site, clients
are now able to discover, view, evaluate and obtain consistent and
standardized geoscience data, maps and publications.
The NGSC have
coordinated partnerships with the federal, provincial, and territorial
government agencies, as well as private-sector organizations establishing
a nationally comprehensive network in CGKN. As one of the partners,
GeoConnections is the program responsible for the Canadian Geospatial
Data Infrastructure (CGDI). CGKN will become the geoscience component
a single Internet portal for the discovery and evaluation
of geoscience data
the client to the data provider
the infrastructure, tools and standards for the integration
and use of geoscience knowledge
national standards for terminology and exchange of geoscience
agencies to exchange and access consistent, standardized information
national coverage of regional scales for key data types
access to NGSC data holdings through CGKN and CGDI services
NGSC members to deliver geoscience information independently
or within CGKN
and when was CGKN developed?
Who are the participants
How can I begin searching for
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