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Commissioned by Natural Resources Canada and published in 2015, the Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study is one of the most comprehensive studies undertaken.
The scope is described as providing findings from all lines of enquiry related to the economic and non-economic benefits associated with geomatics technologies and services in Canada. In Canada, geomatics is taken to include all geospatial information activities, rather than the narrower land surveying context used in most other geographies.
The report was based upon a review of the literature and the input received during consultations with Geospatial Information (GI) suppliers in industry and government, users of GI products and services, and providers of GI education and training programs. Selected case studies were also conducted with users of GI.
It considered three groups of socio-economic impacts:
The quantifiable results were estimated for 2013 as:
The primary URL for accessing resources and greater detail concerning this study are as follows: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geomatics/canadas-spatial-data-infrastructure/cgdi-initiatives/canadian-geomatics