New and Improved GeoGratis Website
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has recently launched a new update to the already innovative GeoGratis website. GeoGratis is a web portal that provides access to a wide collection of Canadian geospatial data, maps, images, and publications at no cost and without restrictions. All distributed data accessed via GeoGratis comes with an Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement that grants users a non-exclusive, royalty-free right and licence to exercise all intellectual property rights in the data including the right to use, incorporate, sub-license, modify, further develop, and distribute the data. Improvements to the new site made go much deeper then just minor cosmetic changes; the site is now easier to use and allows access to better search tools where one can now view and download all available geospatial data sets consolidated into the same web site. The new Platform also now better supports developers that want to create unique and innovative mapping applications with Canadian data, images and documents using one of the three available GeoGratis Application Programming Interfaces (API’s).
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