GESTIM: First anniversary
Ghyslain Roy and Roch Gaudreau
Direction du développement minéral
GESTIM is a highly innovative management tool that
provides instant access to all the information contained in the
register of Québec mining titles (350,000 titles), and
also makes it possible to apply for or renew a mining title on-line.
Since coming into operation, the advantages of GESTIM have been
recognized by mining title managers and other players in the mining
field. With traditional staking methods now replaced by map designation,
the acquisition of a claim cannot be challenged.
When GESTIM came into operation November 22,
2000, all the descriptive data was accessible, but not all the geographical
data had been loaded. However, this problem did not prevent the
implementation of the map designation method to cover the whole
The loading of all the graphical elements into
the GESTIM system is now complete. This colossal task required the
input of over 11,200 files, including 1,901 NTS sheet
files, 7,604 files indicating map designation cells, 1,558 township
files and 224 seigniory files. Between November 22, 2000
and September 30, 2001, 34,573 new map-designated
claims were registered, representing an increase of almost 10% in
the proportion of Québec land covered by mining titles.
During the coming three months, the GESTIM team
will concentrate on accelerating the update procedure and making
a number of corrections suggested by system users. In addition,
the GESTIM system will be transferred to a new geomatic support
medium, GeoMedia, allowing a better match between products and the
needs of users, and quicker delivery.
GESTIM makes its presence
GESTIM has become an increasingly indispensable tool for use in
the mineral sector. This user-friendly system, based on cutting-edge
technology, has given the MRN an enviable level of expertise in
the field of land management.
Last March, GESTIM was a prizewinner in the Hommages 2001
contest organized as part of the Computer-Business trade show for
Eastern Québec, winning first prize in the "government
department" category and a special prize awarded by the panel
of judges for the evening's best finalist. The objective of the
contest was to highlight the applied use of information technologies
in the public and parapublic sectors.
More recently, on October 15, GESTIM was honoured
at the Canadian level during the Technology in Government week held
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull. GESTIM won a gold
medal for Innovative Service Delivery in the Provinces, a category
that recognizes and honours excellence and leadership in the use
of information management and information technologies in the public
sector. These recent successes reward the on-going efforts of the
whole GESTIM team.
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