It is becoming harder to recruit and retain qualified GIS staff to support the use of GIS and carry out more complex analysis. This paper will discuss the establishment of multidepartmental/Ministry Geomatic Service Centres to address some of these issues. The use of the Service Centres to support two land use planning initiatives in Ontario will be discussed.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
300 Water Street
PO Box 7000
Peterborough, Ontario, K9L 1Y5