Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) manual for the Arctic: M104-12/2017E-PDF

“The Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (Arctic SDI), launched by representatives from the eight participating national mapping agencies of the Arctic countries, was established to address [the] need for readily available spatial data in the North. The Arctic SDI is currently under development. Stakeholders from various groups have identified the need for the creation of a SDI Manual for the Arctic aiming at providing guidance and information management good practices through the adoption of commonly accepted SDI operational policies and standards. This manual addresses the needs of 3 different audiences: the high-level strategic decision makers, the Arctic data providers and distributors, and the end users of Arctic data. The goal of this manual is to provide information and guidance on the planning, management, development and maintenance of the Arctic SDI to the various involved groups, to provide best data management practices, to identify policy and guideline requirements and to demonstrate the value and benefits of using a SDI for efficient monitoring and decision making in the Arctic. It is inspired by and building on the United Nations SDI Manual for the Americas (CP-IDEA, 2013) and other references. This SDI manual (version 1.0) is a living or dynamic document, which is expected to be continually edited and updated to reflect the evolution of SDI components and also the changing information requirements of the Arctic stakeholders"--Executive summary, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada.
Title Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) manual for the Arctic
Series Title Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, information product ;
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Manuel de l'infrastructure de données spatiales (IDS) pour l'Arctique. Authors: Yvan Bédard and Sonia Rivest. Cf. Acknowledgements, p. ii.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages vi, 97 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M104-12/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 305329
Edition Version 1.0.
Subject Terms Geographic data, Geographic information systems, Arctic