How To Participate
The Geography Network Canada will
provide access to a wide range of geographic content from
static map images to dynamic map services, from downloadable
data to data clearinghouses. If you have geographic content
that you are interested in sharing with others, we invite
you to join us as part of the Geography Network Canada.
By joining, you can:
Help promote greater public access
to, and understanding of, geographic information.
Gain nationwide exposure for
your geographic content.
Enhance the value of your maps
and data by integrating them with other Geography Network
Join the Geography Network Today!
There are two ways to provide content through the Geography
Geography Network Publisher:
Publish map services using an Internet mapping system
that users may view online and/or download.
Geography Network Contributor:
Publish links to geographic data and maps that users may
access and download from the Internet.
To become a Geography Network publisher,
perform the two steps below. If you would like to be a contributor,
you need only perform the second step.
1. Publish a Map Service over the Internet
The first step is to implement an Internet Map Server that
speaks one of the languages used by the Geography Network, either ArcXML or
WMS. This can be done using ESRI's ArcIMS or other Internet Map Server software
that understands either ArcXML or WMS. Use your Internet Map Server software to
author and publish map services with your geographic data. A map service can
contain a single data layer (e.g., parcels, streets, or imagery) or a
collection of complementary data layers. You design the precise map content
that you want others to see and publish it as an image, feature, or data
2. Register Your Content on the Geography Network Canada Site
Once you have published your map
service, or identified other geographic content you'd like
to publish, you are ready to register it on the Geography
Network Canada Web site. You will be asked to fill out a
basic profile on your organization so it can be accurately
represented in the Publisher list. You can then enter information
about your content so users can easily find and evaluate
your offerings. Your registration information is always
available for you to update as needed.
Once your content is registered
and reviewed, it will become part of the Geography Network
Register Online Now!