MID-C was developed to fulfill a need for centralized marine and GIS information. Built upon an international foundation of distributed systems, MID-C provides value-added products and services directly related to national and international industries and organizations, such as downloadable nautical charts.
Through the help of GeoConnections, Canada, MID-C enhances existing marine-based operational applications by deploying CGDI standards-based commercial technologies such as the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC) international cataloging and web mapping specifications. Greater detail on this project is available here.
The following sections describe MID-C in greater detail:
the marine information systems that are presently in place provide only
a narrow perspective. For example: Obtaining ice flow information can
be accomplished in isolation relatively easily. But retrieving ice flow
data, ocean currents, hydrographic charts and humpback whale migrations
for a particular period and geographic area would entail a complicated
and time consuming search that could take days and perhaps weeks. Being
able to retrieve this type of information easily has value, but in times
of crisis, the quick and efficient retrieval becomes critical!
Site Map MID-C has become part of the international foundation of distributed systems designed to support archival, analysis, and distribution of data through multiple data centres. These centres are connected by an Information Management System (IMS) which provides an interface for "one stop shopping" for earth science data. This allows users to search for and order data, data products, and services from multiple world wide data centers in a single session. MID-C will become a community within CEONet and its associated international counterparts for providing value-added products and services directly related to the national and international offshore marine industry.
In short, MID-C is a Data Warehouse System That Provides Abilities For:
MID-C's data warehouse configuration provides the following functions:
Data Loading Abilities
Data Management and Maintenance
Browsing, Searching and Data Mining
browsing, searching and data mining of geomatics data was dependent
upon specific applications and tools that were often directed at the
particular data format.