On December 2, 2015 Version 3.0 of Niagara's Standard was released. This version replaces the Niagara GIS/CAD Standard published in April 2011.
The Niagara Peninsula CAD Standard (NPCS) name is intended to reflect the idea of "Made in Niagara for Niagara". This name reflects the common business needs of local municipalities, consulting firms of Niagara and Niagara Region as a whole. This new release of the Standard contains minor updates. New changes implemented primarily reflect the look and presentation of the final product for consistency and usability.
The development of this standard was realized to address CAD and GIS requirements to facilitate the exchange and sharing of information between the public and private sectors.
The Standard is intended to support minimum software requirements, and be AutoCAD version neutral.
The distributed Standards, procedures and accompanying digital files are to be strictly adhered to in the production of any Regional and Municipal drawings and maps. This includes any works carried out by external parties (e.g. consultants, contractors etc.) on behalf of the Region or Local Municipalities.
There may be additional requirements specific to the Municipality or projects that are not included in this document. Supplemental special provisions to this document will be provided by the reviewing authority for the drawings or maps.
Standards increase accuracy, decrease costs and enhance the exchange of information between the public, contractors, consultants, utility companies, and municipal, regional and provincial agencies. This Standard will also enhance the conversion of data between the GIS and CAD environments.
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Mike Keller, C.E.T.
Project Design & Asset Manager
Public Works Department - Transportation Engineering
905-980-6000 ext. 3265
Email Mike Keller
Normans Taurins, O.L.S.
Manager, Surveys & Property Information
Corporate Services Department
905-980-6000 ext. 3325
Email Normans Taurins