GeoData Resources

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Select MAP LIBRARY under "Location". A list of items held in the Map Library collection will appear. The following list includes resources available in the Map Library.


The following links will provide descriptive information for each data set. Typically, data access will be through direct contact with Map Library staff.

Niagara

Title Source
Type
Description
General
Niagara Download multiple
GIS
Collection of FREE GIS data sources.
Outline maps Map Library
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
Census Mapping Statistics Canada,
Map Library
static
Collections of Census of Canada Mapping created by the Map Library.
Physical Geography & Geology
Niagara Soils Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
static
Static images of 1:25,000 scale maps. Polygon data including soil characteristics.
Niagara agricultural land use map, 1:50,000 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
static
Static images of 1:25,000 scale maps. Polygon data including agricultural land use characteristics.
Niagara physiography,
1:250,000
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
Polygon data including common physiographic features.
Niagara Water Well Data Ontario Ministry of the Environment
GIS
Point data representing waterwell locations in Niagara. Includes soil characateristics.
Remote Sensing
SPOT Satellite Image over Niagara, July 22, 2007 Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre
GIS
SPOT 5 satellite 10m multi-spectral image including bands 1, 2, 3 & SWIR.
2006 Niagara Orthoimagery via Niagara Navigator Niagara Region
web
Interactive web mapping offering views of the 2006 orthoimagery.
Niagara Orthoimagery Niagara Region
GIS
GIS-ready orthoimagery of Niagara.
Niagara Region Landsat-7 Satellite Imagery 2000 Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
GIS
Landsat 7 ETM+ scene including bands 1-9 covering visible and infrared.
Niagara Air photos 1921-2006 National Air Photo Library, Ontario Air Photo Library, Niagara Region
static
Collection of aerial imagery in paper and/or digital formats.
See the Ontario data coverage as well as the Internet Resources page.

 

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Ontario

Title Source
Type
Description
General
Outline maps Map Library
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
Census Mapping Statistics Canada, Map Library
static
Collections of Census of Canada Mapping created by the Map Library.
Streets
Digital Cartographic Database (DCRB) Ministry of Transportation
GIS
static
Ontario road map layers and sectional PDF files.
Ontario Road Network Geography Network
Web
GIS
FREE road layer for Ontario.
Physical Geography & Geology
Regional 3D Structural Model of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greater Toronto Geological Survey of Canada
GIS
DEMs defining the top five major stratigraphic units.
Ontario Base Data Geography Network
Web
GIS
FREE topographic base data layers.
Water Resources Information Project Ministry of Natural Resources
GIS
Stream network, watershed boundaries and DEMs.
Provincial Digital Elevation Model v2.0.0 (WRIP) Ministry of Natural Resources
GIS
DEM tiles at 10m and 20m resolution.
Quaternary Geology of Ontario Ontario Geological Survey
GIS
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:1 million scale mapping.
Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario (1:50,000) Ontario Geological Survey
GIS
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Bedrock Geology of Ontario (1:1,000,000) Ontario Geological Survey
GIS
Layers defining bedrock features typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:1 million scale mapping.
Bedrock Geology of Ontario (1:250,000) Ontario Geological Survey
GIS
Layers defining bedrock features typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Bedrock Topography and Overburden Thickness Mapping, Southern Ontario Ontario Geological Survey
GIS,
Google
Earth
Grid files defining bedrock elevation and drift thickness.
Surficial Geology of Ottawa, Ontario Geological Survey of Canada
GIS
Layers respresenting Map 1506A.
Soils of Southern Ontario Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
Layers describing soil patterns and attributes.
Southern Ontario Land Resources Information System (SOLRIS) Ministry of Natural Resources
GIS
Grid and layer files describing landcover.
Physiography of Southern Ontario Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
Layers describing physiographic features.
Agricultural Landuse of Southern Ontario Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS
Layers describing agricultural land use patterns and attributes.
Remote Sensing
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Orthoimagery (2005) First Base Solutions
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 20cm resolution.
Hamilton, Ontario Orthoimagery (1999, 2005) City of Hamilton
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 12.5cm and 20cm resolutions.
London, Ontario Orthoimagery (2002, 2005, 2006) City of London
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 15cm and 17cm resolutions.
Landsat-7 Imagery Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
GIS
False colour infrared and fused true-colour composites
Landsat-5 Imagery Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
GIS
Three-band false colour infrared composites
Ontario Ortho Photos (2002) [Golden Horseshoe] First Base Solutions
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 20cm resolution.
Pelee Island Orthophotos [2004] Township of Pelee
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 30cm resolution.
South Western Ontario Orthoimagery Project (SWOOP)(2006) First Base Solutions
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 30cm resolution.

 

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Regions/Cities

Title Source
Type
Description
Ottawa
Surficial Geology - Ottawa, Ontario GSC
GIS
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ottawa-Hull. Based on 1:50,000 scale GSC map 1506A.
Toronto
City of Toronto 1997 Orthoimagery Land Information Ontario
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography based on 1:5,000 scale.
2001 Toronto Census Maps Statistics Canada,
Map Library
static
Census mapping produced by Map Library staff using selected variables from the 2001 census.
Hamilton
Hamilton Orthoimagery City of Hamilton
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 10, 12.5 and 20cm resolution.
2001 Hamilton Census Maps Statistics Canada,
Map Library
static
Census mapping produced by Map Library staff using selected variables from the 2001 census.
Hamilton Vector Data City of Hamilton
GIS
Many layers of municipal and physical detail including contours, lakes, rivers, roads, trails, schools, libraries, hospitals, playgrounds, firestations, golf courses, to name a few. A complete listing is available.
Hamilton soils OMAFRA
GIS
static
Static images of 1:25,000 scale maps. Polygon data including soil characteristics.
Hamilton iMapper City of Hamilton
web
Site offers interactive mapping for the city including aerial photography, cultural features, public works, community services, etc.
London
City of London, Ontario Orthoimagery City of London
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced black and white aerial photography with 15 and 17cm resolution.
Peterborough
Peterborough   GIS FREE geodata of the Peterborough area.
See the Canada data coverage as well as the Internet Resources page.

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Canada

Title Source
Type
Description
General
ArcCanada ESRI
GIS
National and provincial level data as well as continental, global and site-specific data. File formats include raster (DEM, TIFF, ) and ESRI vector shapefiles.
DMTI Canadian Atlas Map Bundle DMTI Spatial
GIS
National and provincial level data based on the National Atlas Information Service (NAIS) small scale mapping project.
DMTI Enhanced Points of Interest DMTI Spatial
GIS
A national database of ~ 1 million Canadian business and recreational points of interest. These point data include but are not limited to: schools, banks, hotels, shopping malls, gas stations, health care facitilites and golf courses.
Global GIS Database: North America disc "F" USGS
interactive
GIS
An interactive atlas running within a customized ArcView interface. GIS layers are available outside the atlas interface.
Outline Maps
TRUE NORTH Clipart Maps of Canada Dun-map Inc.
static
A collection of vector and raster city, provincial, and national map images.
Outline Maps Map Library
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
MapArt Outline Maps MapArt
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
Census Data
Statistics Canada Census Data Statistics Canada
tables
Profile data based on the Canadian Census taken every 5 years.
Statistics Canada Census Geography Files Statistics Canada
GIS
Geographic boundary files that relate to the Canadian census including dissemination areas, census tracts, census divisions, census subdivisions, etc.
Census of Canada Mapping Statistics Canada,
Map Library
static
Census mapping produced by Map Library staff using selected variables from the Canadian census.
Shorelined boundaries & census data for Canada [1996]

Statistics Canada,
DMTI Spatial

GIS
DMTI Spatial has packaged the Canadian census profile data joined to multiple levels of geography for easy access and efficient census mapping.
Community Profiles Statistics Canada
Web
Search by placename to retrieve a community profile of statistics based on the Canadian Census.
Streets
DMTI CanMap Streetfiles DMTI Spatial
GIS
This vector data set details nationwide coverage of roads, highways, street names and address ranges, other transportation features, points of interest, parks, populated placenames, Canadian area code boundaries, Canadian time zones boundaries, general water features and municipal/provincial/federal boundaries.
MetroGuide Canada Version 4 Garmin Corp.
GPS
A database of streets, addresses and points of interest ready to load to a Garmin GPS unit.
Physical Geography/Geology Data
CanMatrix - Raster NTS (FREE via GeoGratis) NRCan
static,
GIS
Georeferenced and scanned topographic maps originating from the National Topographic Series mapping.
CanMatrix - Raster NTS Zoomified (Golden Horseshoe) NRCan,
Map Library
static
CanMatrix series maps of the Golden Horseshoe in a handy web interface for viewing, zooming and download. Coverage for this project is the Golden Horseshoe.
Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) NRCan
GIS
Digital Elevation Models offering a continuous surface of elevation based on the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale national topographic mapping.
Topo Canada Version 2 Garmin Corp.
GPS
A database of contours, spot heights, rivers and lakes ready to load to a Garmin GPS unit.
Geological Map of Canada GSC
GIS
A digital version of the Geological Map of Canada 1860A, based on a scale of 1:5,000,000.
National Soil Database by CANSIS Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
GIS,
static
ArcInfo coverages of soil polygons based on the National Soil Database. Attributes of GIS data are questionable. Detailed soil surveys are available.
National Topographic Database (NTDB) (FREE via GeoGratis) NRCan
GIS
Also known as CanVec, this database includes vector layers based on the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale topographic mapping series.
National Hydro Network GeoBase
GIS
Geospatial vector data describing hydrographic features such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, canals, islands, obstacles (e.g. waterfalls, rapids, rocks in water) and constructions (e.g. dams, wharves, dikes), as well as a linear drainage network and the toponymic information (geographical names) associated to hydrography.
DMTI CanMap Digital Elevation Models DMTI Spatial
GIS
Digital Elevation Models offering a continuous surface of elevation based on the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale national topographic mapping.

DMTI CanMap Water

DMTI Spatial
GIS
Detailed water layers based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories, Canada Digital Atlas WWF
GIS,
e-atlas
A collection of maps and data based on work led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada.
Yukon Territory
Yukon Digital Geology GSC
GIS
A variety of geoscience data sets in digital format on the geology of the Yukon Territory
FREE Internet Resources: Canada
The Geography Network ESRI
GIS
interactive
static
The Geography Network (ESRI portal) Canada is an online resource for finding and sharing geographic content, including maps and data, from many of Canada's leading providers.
GeoGratis ESS of NRCan
GIS
interactive
static
Geogratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost.
GeoConnections CGDI
GIS
Geoconnections is a gateway to millions of geospatial data products and is the prime discovery and access component of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).
GeoBase CCOG
GIS
Geobase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common, up-
See the World data coverage as well as the Internet Resources page.

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United States
Title Source
Type
Description
General
Climate Atlas of the United States NOAA
GIS,
e-atlas
This electronic atlas replaces the popular paper copy Climatic Atlas of the United States
Global GIS Database: North America disc "F" USGS
interactive
GIS
An interactive atlas running within a customized ArcView interface. GIS layers are available outside the atlas interface.
ESRI Data and Maps ESRI
GIS
A collection of various map data for different regions of the World, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
MapArt Outline Map Series MapArt
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
See the World data coverage as well as the Internet Resources page.

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World
Title Source
Type
Description
General
Outline Maps Map Library
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
MapArt Outline Map Series MapArt
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
Microsoft Encarta Premium 2007 Microsoft
interactive
A global electronic atlases offering interactive mapping and encyclopedic information.
ESRI Data and Maps ESRI
GIS
A collection of various map data for different regions of the World, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Global GIS Database USGS
interactive
GIS
An interactive atlas running within a customized ArcView interface. GIS layers are available outside the atlas interface.
Vector Map Level 0 (VMap0) LandInfo
GIS
World vector layers including political boundaries as polygons, contours, bathymetry, cities, airports, etc. Updated from the former Digital Chart of the World.
World Vector Shoreline Plus (WVSplus) LandInfo
GIS
World coastline, country borders (as lines not polygons) and global bathymetry.
See the Internet Resources page also.

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Europe
Title Source
Type
Description
General
MapArt Outline Map Series MapArt
static
Collection of basic outline maps.
Global GIS Database: Europe disc "G" USGS
interactive
GIS
An interactive atlas running within a customized ArcView interface. GIS layers are available outside the atlas interface.

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