Land Information Ontario
Land Information Ontario (LIO) was initiated in 1999 to create an infrastructure that would support the province-wide sharing of geospatial data. Today, Land Information Ontario operates and manages the infrastructure that it created through a number of programs and services. Land Information Ontario’s vision is that Ontario’s geospatial land information is well-managed, accessible, easy to integrate and affordable.
What Does Land Information Ontario Do?
* Assists people to easily find, access and use geographic information about Ontario.
* Provides tools to help data owners and custodians catalogue their data holdings.
* Directly manages, promotes the use of, and distributes, fundamental data sets such as the Ontario Road Network and the Ontario Parcel.
* Provides a secure repository for users to easily share, combine, and/or view their data sets.
* Promotes and facilitates the standardization and integration of geospatial data.
* Coordinates the creation of data exchanges and encourages organizations to manage their land information cooperatively and share their data.
How Does it Work?
The Ontario Land Information Directory acts like a library card catalogue for data custodians to list their holdings and for seekers of data to discover information objects that specifically meet their needs. It conforms to international standards and is integrated with the massive network of other geospatial metadata search engines around the world.
The Ontario Land Information Warehouse, a physical repository capable of storing all types of spatial and non-spatial data, allows users to deposit, extract and view structured data sets in a secure, Web-accessible database. There are now more than 250 layers of geographic information in the warehouse containing about 30 million features from across Ontario. In addition, the Warehouse provides traditional data clearinghouse services for unstructured data and virtual access through cutting edge Interoperable Web Map Services and Web Feature Services.
The Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange was developed by Land Information Ontario to facilitate the sharing of geospatial data among organizations with like interests. Over 150 organizations are members of the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange. These member organizations share geospatial information among themselves, mostly through the Land Information Ontario Warehouse.
How Can Your Organization benefit From Land Information Ontario?
* Use Land Information Ontario to distribute your data instead of doing it yourself
* Avoid the creation of hundreds of bilateral data sharing agreements, by becoming a member of the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange or other Land Information Ontario data exchanges
* Share your data and gain access to other members’ data
* Use common fundamental data sets
* Work together to build and maintain thematic data sets
* Use the interoperable Web Mapping Service and other related tools built to the Open Geospatial Consortium Standards
* Reduce your data production and maintenance costs by using data managed by others
What is Planned for the Future??
Creating more partnerships, collecting and standardizing more data and providing even greater access to Ontario’s land information. We want everyone to realize the tremendous benefits of using geospatial data and functionality in all expects of life!
Want to Know More??
Call or e-mail us to find out how you could benefit from participating in the Land Information Ontario Program. We invite you to visit our website at Check out the Land Information Ontario Web Site @
http://www.lio.gov.on.cato view the data sets and services currently available.
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