For immediate release
GEOREFERENCED DATABASE TRANSFERRED TO CIPA
Paquetville, Thursday, February 12, 2021 – La Collectivité ingénieuse de
la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc. is pleased to have concluded an
agreement with the Université de Moncton, Shippagan campus, through which
the university’s georeferenced database, including all data catalogued by
the Équipe de recherche sur la valorisation du patrimoine (ÉRVP), will be
transferred to CIPA.
This database, developed by Dr. Michel Savard, a geography professor at the
Université de Moncton’s Shippagan Campus, contains information related to
the natural and cultural heritage of Acadie-Bathurst. It was therefore
possible to inventory an important portion of the built heritage in each of
the region’s communities. The process implied indexing, photographing and
classifying each house in the area according to its age, functions and
heritage value, listing all cultural and natural spaces with heritage value
and establishing the historical background of these heritage areas through
library and field research, elaborating practical projects that would
promote the development of the area and making recommendations regarding the
implementation of such projects, etc.
Armand Caron, vice rector of the Université de Moncton, Shippagan campus,
welcomes the partnership between UMCS and CIPA in this project, and
acknowledges Dr. Savard’s contribution. « Activities and projects
organized by members of our personnel, such as professor Michel Savard’s
ÉRVP project, have allowed our institution to extend its social and
cultural outreach to the Acadian Peninsula and the Francophonie at large.
CIPA is also equipped with resources that will ensure the development of
interesting applications based on Professor Savard’s work, and this is why
UMCS is delighted with the agreement concluded with CIPA”, continued Mr.
This georeferenced database will complement various Web products such as the
Emergency Measures Plan and the Acadian Peninsula Digital Atlas. However,
the final version of the website developed by ÉRVP, http://ervp.umcs.ca,
will still be available for public consultation.
president, Mrs. Nancy Lainey-Thériault, reiterated her support for CIPA and
its dedication to promoting the integration of information and
communications technologies (ICT) to community life. « Through this
generous contribution from the Université de Moncton, Shippagan Campus,
CIPA will be able to accelerate the development of new smart products and
services for the community,” she concluded.
For more information about CIPA, please visit our website: www.cipanb.ca.
Information: Denis Poirier, Director - Internet and Intranet Services
Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc.