Geographic information service launches new gateway website08 January 2013
FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers now have a single gateway to gain access to high-quality geographic information. The new GeoNB website offers new mapping applications and open data for developers.
When Service New Brunswick originally launched GeoNB in 2009, it was primarily a geographic information system (GIS) tool used for viewing maps and aerial photos of the province.
“GeoNB has evolved considerably over the last few years,” said Government Services Minister Sue Stultz, who is responsible for Service New Brunswick. “Because it was built based upon the principles of open data and collaboration, GeoNB has become a true gateway for collecting and organizing all things geographic for New Brunswick.”
Provincial partner departments, municipalities and universities contributed resources, including data and applications, to create valuable new features which include:
● several unique map viewers, each targeted for specific uses such as the River Watch Tool and the Grant Reference Plan viewer;
● an expanded geographic data catalogue for mapping professionals; and
● tools and information for developers to create useful new mapping applications
GeoNB is gaining the attention of the geomatics community across Canada, and was recently given an Award of Excellence by Esri Canada, a leading GIS solutions provider.
GeoNB is a collaborative effort of the provincial government aimed at improving access and use of geographic information, as well as reducing duplication of effort and associated costs through the sharing of geographic data and infrastructure.
● Service New Brunswick