REGINA, SASK. – The government of Saskatchewan has launched a new online portal to facilitate public geoscience data.
The new Saskatchewan Geological Survey (SGS) ArcGIS Hub page is a portal to enhance access to geoscientific information for the province’s mineral and petroleum resources through interactive maps and dashboards.
“We want our province to remain one of the most competitive mining jurisdictions in the world. Part of that is enabling access to high quality geoscientific data that will support the exploration and development of Saskatchewan’s mineral and petroleum resources,” provincial minister of energy and resources Bronwyn Eyre said.
The ArcGIS Hub page is a first step toward an initiative proposed in the Saskatchewan Growth Plan: The Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030 report to establish a comprehensive geoscience data management system to increase the efficiency and competitive across Saskatchewan’s natural resource sectors, a government release said.
The SGS has archived geoscience data and made it available to the public for the past 70 years which is used to inform government policy and resource development.
The ArcGIS Hub is one of the first of several Hub pages being developed by various ministries across the Government of Saskatchewan.