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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.

Mr. 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. Caron. 

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.
 
CIPA 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.

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Information: Denis Poirier, Director - Internet and Intranet Services
Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc.


 

 


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