NRCan to Release Topo Data?
Published Monday, June 19, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
Rumour has it that Natural Resources Canada
was all set to make a big announcement at the show this week regarding its topographic data. According to inside sources, brochures had be printed up and were ready to be distributed, hearlding the announcement that the data used to make the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 topographic maps for the entire country was going to be made freely available to the public in shapefile format. This would have made much sense in light of a recent decision by NRCan to get out of the business of printing topographic maps sheets. Unforntunately, the new Conservative minister of Natural Resources put a hold on this initiative and wishes to re-assess the situation.
In response to the comment below, that would be to give away the data.