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  • Search Utility

    The COINAtlantic Search Utility (CSU) is a free online utility that allows users to access geospatial information that meets user’s search criteria, lists the results in the form of data layers, and displays chosen layers on an interactive map. Layers can be organized and added by the user to create informative maps quickly and easily.

  • GeoContent Generator

    The COINAtlantic GeoContent Generator (CGG) is a free online utility that allows users to generate and publish geospatial polygons that describe a publication or data etc. online that will be found by the Google search engine. It is intended to be a simple-to-use tool that will allow non-specialists to allow others to find and view ‘GeoContent’ - metadata about projects/data etc. that is tied to a geographic area.

  • Data Accessibility

    The COINAtlantic Data Accessibility Self Assessment Tool (CDAST) is for use in organizations to develop a benchmark to monitor progress in improving an organization’s policies and procedures for providing effective and easy access to the data and information held by them.

COINAtlantic Data Sharing Philosophy

The COINAtlantic Chain for Information Access is the philosophy underpinning the development of the COINAtlantic spatial tools, and can be described as a five-step process. The goal of this process is to provide tools that allow users with little technical knowledge, using only a computer, an Internet browser and an Internet connection, to find and access spatial information, data and maps published by others. COINAtlantic has achieved success through the development of the COINAtlantic GeoContent Generator (CGG) and the COINAtlantic Search Utility (CSU) that address the key steps in the chain.

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Bringing Data Together with the COINAtlantic Advantage

As a world expert in open source geospatial tools, COINAtlantic builds on an Atlantic Canadian partnership to improve access to coastal and oceans information for use in management and planning. COINAtlantic tools take advantage of established standards and share your location-based data and information in an internet searchable form.

COINAtlantic Open Data Services

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