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CGI's mission is to foster the interoperability and exchange of geoscience information, by active community leadership, collaboration, education, and the development and promotion of geoscience information standards and best practice.

Explore our website for resources about data sharing, standards, and best practice in geoscience information management.

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Current Working Groups

GeoSciML - a collaborative OGC-CGI standards working group developing a geological data transfer standard -

EarthResourceML - developing a data transfer standard for mineral resources and mining information -

Geoscience Terminology - developing multilingual vocabularies for geoscience and earth resources information -

Geoscience Information in Africa (GIRAF) – a collaborative network of African and global geoinformatics professionals working together to enable geoscience information to contribute to the environmental and economic prosperity of the people of Africa.

Featured project

Canadian GIN screen shot

The Canadian Groundwater Information Network (GIN) connects water well databases from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Nova-Scotia, and Yukon, and some key aquifer information from Natural Resources Canada.

The GIN data analysis portal enables users to view water wells and supporting hydrogeological maps in 2D and 3D, and to display and download geological well logs and water information from wells. The GIN makes use of the GroundwaterML data transfer standard for water wells and GeoSciML to deliver the downhole geological information.


The third issue of the CGI Newsletter is now available.

Three CGI members received prestigious awards in 2014 from global geoscience information management and data standards organisations. Congratulations to Marshall Ma, Peter Baumann, and Ian Jackson.

18 new standard vocabularies have been published on the CGI Geoscience Vocabularies website and vocabulary service. These new vocabularies are primarily to support the EarthResourceML data standard and complement the 32 other geoscience vocabularies already published there.

Join us at our LinkedIn group. The group provides a forum for CGI and LinkedIn members to connect with other geoscience professionals, post news of upcoming events, ask questions, and discuss your issues.