Developing Regional Atlases for Decision-Making


Announcement of Opportunity
Canadian Organizations

Announcement Summary

What can be applied for?

GeoConnections is soliciting proposals to develop online regional atlases that increase the availability and use of distributed geospatial data content on the Internet, while supporting decision-making processes with rich, contextual information that is highly relatable to end users. Regional atlases must make use of standards endorsed by GeoConnections and technologies which form part of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure. See sections 2 and 6 and Appendix C for more details.

Regional atlases must support decision-making in one or more of the following issue areas:

  • Public Health: Facilitating Disease Surveillance or Population Health Analysis
  • Public Safety and Security: Assisting with the Management of Consequences and Situational Awareness on Disaster Effects
  • Environment/Sustainable Development: Facilitating Integrated Land/Marine Management including Land/Water-Use Planning, Environmental Assessment and Indicator Monitoring
  • Matters of Importance to Aboriginal Peoples: Land and Resource Management and Community Planning

Who can apply?

Proposals will be accepted from end-users or enablers (see Section 2.4) from government departments or agencies (local, provincial/territorial, or federal), Crown corporations, academic institutions, private sector organizations, Aboriginal organizations or non-government organizations. See section 4 for more details.

How much can be applied for?

GeoConnections will fund up to 50% of a total project’s cost up to a maximum of $100,000 exclusive of GST, PST, and HST. Only eligible costs are permitted to leverage as in-kind contributions. See section 8 for more details. Projects should take place between November 2006 and March 2008.

What is the process?

GeoConnections is soliciting full proposals from eligible organizations. These proposals will be evaluated against the criteria found in Appendix A. Note that proposals should be written and must be submitted by the proponent, and not a collaborator or private contractor. Costs related to development of the proposal are the responsibility of the proponent. Submission of a full proposal to GeoConnections does not guarantee funding. See section 3 for more details.

The proponent must submit three (3) hard copies of the project proposal, including all appendices, and a CD-ROM with an electronic copy of all files to GeoConnections. See section 3 for more details.

What are the deadlines?

Proposals (hard copies and CR-ROM) must be received no later than close of business (17:00) Eastern Standard Time, October 12, 2006.

Who do I contact for more information? 

Julie Béland
Program Office Manager
Value Management Office
Telephone: (613) 947-5009
Facsimile: (613) 947-2410

Denis Poliquin
Regional Atlas Advisor
Telephone: (613) 992-1514
Facsimile: (613) 947-2410