Lots of people have been wondering what, exactly, GeoAlliance Canada will do. How will it provide value to members? What projects will be undertaken, and when will they begin? What committees will be formed? Who will sit on the Board of Directors?
These questions are difficult to answer because decisions about specific projects and committees will be made at a later date, by the incoming (yet-to-be-elected) Board of Directors and the membership of the new organization. It is not within the mandate (and nor should it be) of the CGCRT to provide that sort of specific direction to GeoAlliance Canada. We, with lots of input from all the CGCRT contributors and volunteers, have created the Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy and Action and Implementation Plan, which reflect the priorities expressed by the community and will serve as a guide for GeoAlliance Canada. However, to undertake the full slate of action items in the plan would require tremendous resources (human and financial) that we will not have for some time, if ever. So the outstanding question is: Where do we begin?