Geospatial Data Access Committee

Chair: vacant

Terms of Reference:

Reporting Structure:


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and investigate geospatial data access opportunities with Canadian and global data providers from various sectors: government, commercial, associational, and others.
  2. Initiate negotiations, whenever necessary, for ad hoc consortial access by Canadian post secondary academic institutions to significant geospatial data resources and GIS-related software.
  3. Share in the maintenance of ACMLA's web-based inventory of significant Canadian geospatial datasets by contributing information about datasets to which the committee has managed to provide access.
  4. In consultation with the ACMLA Board of Directors, assist in the search to find members who are willing and qualified to represent ACMLA on national-level geospatial data access working groups and advisory bodies such as, for example, the Depository Service Program Library Advisory Committee.