Maps, Data & GIS

Geospatial Data Collection

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Scholars GeoPortal Access data accessible from Scholars GeoPortal.

Open Data OPEN DATA (freely available)


Title Availability Data Type Geography Description
Scholars GeoPortal
Scholars GeoPortal
GIS
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Access a variety of Ontario and Canada-wide datasets available to current members of the Brock University community.
Open Data Niagara Region
Open Data
GIS
Niagara

Download GIS data layers for Niagara Region including cultural features, land use planning, recreation, transportation and more.

Open Data Welland
Open Data
GIS
Welland

Download GIS data layers for the city of Welland including cultural features, land use planning, recreation, transportation and more.

Open Data Niagara Falls
Open Data
GIS
Niagara Falls

Download GIS data layers for Niagara Falls including cultural features, land use planning, recreation, transportation and more.

Canada Open Data
Open Data
GIS
Canada cities
Provincial and Municipal Open Data Portals in Canada. Maintained by the Government of Canada.
Niagara Download
Open Data
GIS
Niagara

Collection of Open data sources available for direct download including hydrography, elevation, soils, agricultural land use and a ready-made ArcGIS base map document for the Niagara Region.

Niagara Vector Data
Brock LicensedOpen Data
GIS
Niagara

Licensed data includes building footprints, campgrounds, chambers of commerce, 2.5 metre contours, government facilities, schools, tourist information centres, township lots & concessions, waste management and wineries of the Niagara region.

Brock Campus Data
Brock Licensed
GIS
Brock

Data includes 1:2,000 scale layers such as contours (5 m), building footprints, wooded areas, individual trees, hydro poles, sidewalks, hedges, ditches, culverts, roads, tennis courts and an interpolated Digital Terrain Model. Data provided by Brock Physical Plant. Because the campus changes frequently, these data are useful for a vintage look at the campus.

Soil Survey Complex
Scholars GeoPortal
GIS
static
Ontario

Data set describing soil patterns of Southern Ontario. Attributes include soil name, texture, drainage and slope.

Agricultural Resource Inventory
Scholars GeoPortal
GIS
static
Ontario

Detailed land use and land cover patterns for Southern Ontario, based on 1:50,000 scale mapping originating from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 1990. Descriptions include urban, recreation, woodlot, idle agricultural land, vineyards, orchards, peaches, tobacco, corn, mixed systems, hay, pasture, grazing, sod farms and berries.

Water Well Information System
Brock Licensed
GIS
Niagara

Point data representing water well locations in Niagara. Using the well ID number, a manual search of the printed Groundwater Bulletin Report (MapBk TD 405 O58 2006) will provide further details including elevation, water kind, water use, depth to bedrock, depth to water and soil profiles.

Natural Areas Inventory (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

Polygon data for the Niagara Watershed with attributes describing natural areas such as: cliffs, talus, rock, shoreline, bluff, sand, dunes, bog, marsh, agriculture (as open, shrub, treed, barren), woodland, thicket, swamp, hedgerow (as coniferous, deciduous, mixed) and aquatic features (as floating leaved shallow, submerged shallow, open water), and wetlands. These data are useful for large scale mapping for landuse or land cover analysis.

Niagara Natural Environment (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

An inventory of the regulated natural environment within the Niagara watershed. Layers include:  shoreline mapping, floodplains, wetlands, riverine floodplains, top of slope, top of slope allowance, and wetland allowance.

Source Water Protection Data (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

GIS data layers related to NPCA Groundwater Vulnerability Analysis and Groundwater Recharge Areas including: highly vulnerable aquifers, significant ground recharge areas, catchment areas, rivers and watershed areas.

Large Scale Surface Water Inventory (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

GIS layers reflecting large scale (1:2k, 1:10k) surface water features of the Niagara Watershed such as waterbodies (lakes, ponds, reservoirs, large rivers, marshland), rivers, streams, creeks, ditches, hydronet basins and catchments, watersheds and subwatersheds. These data help identify and map surface water interactions with water and wastewater systems and other municipal infrastructure (storm water systems, culverts, bridges).

Conservation Areas (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

A single layer representing conservation areas under the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority jurisdiction with attributes including name, access fees and amenities (parking, trails, Bruce Trail access, boat launch, picnic tables, restrooms, hunting, education demos).

Digital Elevation Model 2002 (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

A raster data set including a DEM (5 metre pixel resolution), hillshade layer and breaklines (2D shapefile) used to enhance the model for hydrologic purposes covering the Niagara Watershed.

1m Contours and Digital Terrain Model (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

A geodatabase of 1 meter contours, breaklines and mass points representing elevation characteristics of the Niagara Watershed.

Watershed Planning Areas (NPCA)
Brock Licensed
GIS
static
Niagara

Boundary file representing the Niagara Watershed Planning Areas. Attributes include simply the planning area name.

Niagara Orthoimagery - 2013
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for the Niagara Region captured in the spring of 2013.
SWOOP Orthoimagery - 2010
Scholars GeoPortal Access
RS
SW Ontario
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for Southwestern Ontario including the Niagara Region captured in the spring of 2010.
Niagara Orthoimagery - 2006
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for the Niagara Region captured in the spring of 2006. The rest of Southwestern Ontario is available through SWOOP 2006 on Scholars GeoPortal.
SWOOP Orthoimagery - 2006
Scholars GeoPortal Access
RS
SW Ontario
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for Southwestern Ontario excluding Niagara captured in the spring of 2006.
GTA Orthoimagery - 2002
Scholars GeoPortal Access
RS
GTA
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for the Greater Toronto Area including Niagara captured in the spring of 2002.
Niagara Orthoimagery - 2000
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for the Niagara Region captured in the spring of 2000.
Niagara Orthoimagery - 1995
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for St.Catharines and Niagara Falls in 1995.
GEOEYE-1 Satellite Image over Niagara, July 31, 2009
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara

GEOEYE-1 satellite 2m multi-spectral remote sensing image including panchromatic, red, blue, green and near-infrared bands.

Pleiades Satellite Image over Niagara-on-the-Lake, April 23, 2013
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara

Pleiades very high resolution satellite 50cm PAN, 2m multi-spectral remote sensing image including panchromatic, red, blue, green and near-infrared bands for the Niagara-on-the-Lake municipality.

SPOT-5 Satellite Image over Niagara, July 22, 2007
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara

SPOT-5 satellite 10m multi-spectral remote sensing image including bands 1, 2, 3 & SWIR.

Landsat-7, ETM+ Satellite Image over Niagara, June 10, 2000
Open Data
RS
Niagara

Remote sensing image for LANDSAT 7, ETM+ SLC-on; All Bands. Also available for download from USGS Explorer Landsat Archive.

Landsat-7 Composite Images (1991-2001)
Brock Licensed
RS
Niagara

Composite remote sensing imagery enhanced to reflect false-colour infrared and fused true-colour tiles for all of Ontario.

Landsat-5 Satellite Imagery 1984-1995
Brock Licensed
RS
Ontario
Remote sensing imagery for LANDSAT 5 Thematic Mapper including 3-band false-colour infrared composites.
LiDAR - Humber River
Brock Licensed
RS
Toronto
Remote sensing LiDAR imagery sample of the Humber River area in Toronto.
1934 Air Photo Mosaics of the Niagara Peninsula
Open Data
static
RS
Niagara
The 1934 air photo collection of Niagara has been digitized, mosaicked and georeferenced. The historical imagery is available in a variety of formats through this site.
1954 Air Photo Mosaics of the Niagara Peninsula
Open Data
static
RS
Niagara
The 1954 air photo collection of Niagara is being digitized, mosaicked and georeferenced. As the mosaic images are prepared, this index will be updated. Geotiff files are available for direct download and use in GIS software.
Ontario Parcel Data (Teranet)
Brock Licensed
GIS
Ontario

Property boundary files for Ontario municipalities.

Niagara Topographic Map Images, 1:25k
Open Data
GIS
Niagara

Georeferenced 1:25,000 topographic maps of Niagara based on the first edition of the National Topographic Series (NTS)(1960-1965).

Niagara Topographic Map Images, 1:50k
Open Data
GIS
Niagara

Georeferenced 1:50,000 topographic maps of Niagara based on the first edition of the National Topographic Series (NTS)(1965-1969).

Ontario Base Map (OBM) Data
Open Data Scholars GeoPortal
Web
GIS
Ontario

Seamless coverage of topographic features include: airports, buildings, contour lines (5 metre contour interval), spot heights, drainage, municipal boundaries, pits, quarries, roads, railways, utility lines, waterbodies and wetlands.

Ontario Road Network
Open Data Scholars GeoPortal Access
interactive
GIS
Ontario

Geometry and attributes of Ontario's roads describing name, address ranges, direction of traffic flow, municipality, road classification and speed limit.

Niagara Escarpment Plan 2014
Brock LicensedOpen Data
GIS
static
Ontario

Published in June 2005, plan documents, maps and GIS data are available for research relating to this protected area.

Regional 3-D structural model of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greater Toronto Area, southern Ontario: version 2.1
Open Data
GIS
Ontario
Digital elevation models (DEMs) that define the top 5 major stratigraphic units plus bedrock for the Oak Ridges Moraine area. Includes details of composition, extent, topographic thickness and depth to individual geological strata that is important to regional water resource assessment and management.
Ontario Integrated Hydrology Data
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Ontario
Stream network, hydrology enforced digital elevation model, flow direction grid, raster representation of the stream network.
Provincial DEM Tiled Data Set
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Ontario

A raster data set including a continuous surface of elevation (10 metre pixel resolution for Southern Ontario, 20 metre for Northern Ontario) for the province of Ontario.

Quaternary Geology of Ontario
Open Data
GIS
Ontario
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:1 million scale mapping. Accessible through OGSEarth.
Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario (1:50,000)
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Ontario
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Bedrock Geology of Ontario (1:250,000)
Scholars GeoPortal AccessOpen Data
GIS
Ontario
Layers defining bedrock features typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:250,000 scale mapping. Also available through OGSEarth.
Bedrock Topography and Overburden Thickness Mapping, Southern Ontario
Open Data
GIS
Ontario
Grid files defining bedrock elevation and drift thickness. Available through OGSEarth.
Physiography of Southern Ontario
Open Data
GIS
Ontario
Data includes: lineral features such as beaches and escarpments, point features such as dunes and mudflow scars, landforms such as drumlins and moraines and physiographic regions. Available through OGSEarth.
OGSEarth
Open Data
Google Earth / GIS
Ontario
Use Google Earth to view OGS geology maps that are available from Geology Ontario. Instructions for using OGSEarth.
Southern Ontario Land Resource Information System (SOLRIS)
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Ontario
Grid and layer files describing landcover. Download "SOLRIS" from Scholars GeoPortal.
Provincial Landcover Ed.2 [Ontario, North of the Shield]
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Ontario
Grid and layer files describing landcover north of the Canadian Shield.
CLAIMaps
Open Data
interactive
GIS
static
Ontario
An interactive mapping tool that provides information on mining claims in Ontario. The site allows users to download map images as well as data in ESRI shapefile format.

TABI-1800 Thermal Imagery
(Heber Downs Conservation Area, Macedonia, ON)

Brock Licensed
RS
Ontario
Sample thermal remote sensing imagery supplied by ITRES Research for academic purposes. This airborne thermal data offers a wide imaging array of 1800 pixels at 25 cm resolution.
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Orthoimagery (2007)
Scholars GeoPortal Access
RS
GTA
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 20cm resolution. Download the "GTA Orthophotography Project 2007" from Scholars GeoPortal.
Pelee Island Orthophotos [2004]
Brock Licensed
RS
Ontario
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for Pelee Island in Essex Region captured in the spring of 2004.
Landsat-7 Imagery
Brock Licensed
RS
Ontario
False colour infrared and fused true-colour composites.
QUICKBIRD Imagery
Scholars GeoPortal Access
RS
Ontario
Orthorectified image derivatives using panchromatic, multi-spectral (true colour, false colour) and pan-sharpened false colour.
Ontario Imagery
Brock Licensed
RS
Ontario
Summary of imagery projects with graphical indexes.
Grand River Information Network (GRIN)
Open Data
interactive
GIS
Grand River
An interactive mapping tool and GIS data portal for information describing the Grand River watershed. Users are required to register before files can be downloaded.
Hamilton Orthoimagery
Brock Licensed
GIS
Hamilton
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 10, 12.5 and 20cm resolution.
City of London, Ontario Orthoimagery
Brock Licensed
GIS
London
Rectified and georeferenced black and white aerial photography with 15 and 17cm resolution.
City of Peterborough GIS data
Brock Licensed
GIS
Peterborough
Vector data including streets, hydrology, sidewalks, bike trails, bus stops, property parcels, buildings, land use (agriculture, commercial, industrial, major institution, major open space, protected natural areas, residential, rural, urban fringe control area and village), floodplain boundary.
Peterborough 2005 Orthoimagery
Brock Licensed
GIS
Peterborough
High resolution aerial imagery (orthophotos) for the city of Peterborough, Ontario captured in the spring of 2005.
Peterborough Data
Open Data
GIS
Peterborough
A page developed by the Map Library offering links to download free GIS and mapping resources to the public.
South St.Catharines Streetlights
Brock Licensed
GIS
St.Catharines
Point data locating streetlights from downtown to Brock area.
St.Catharines Bus Stops
Brock Licensed
GIS
St.Catharines
The St.Catharines Transit Commission has provided an Excel database of bus stops in the city of St.Catharines. Each stop is described by stop number, location of stop (street/side street) and by latitude and longitude.
Landcover 2002 Greater Toronto Area
Brock Licensed
GIS
Toronto
Grid and layer files describing landcover for the GTA.
TTC Geographic Data
Brock Licensed
GIS
Toronto

These data layers include surface route (bus, streetcar) and Rapid Transit information for the city of Toronto,
Ontario. Attribute details include stops, routes, route number, name, mode of transit, night service (if
applicable).

Ontario Trail Network
Brock Licensed
GIS
Toronto

These data layers include line and point features (trail head) for recreational trails in Ontario. Attribute details are blank for linework but trailhead layer includes names.

CASI-1500 VNIR (hyperspectral) Imagery (Osoyoos, BC)
Brock Licensed
RS
British Columbia
Hyperspectral visible near Infrared (VNIR) remote sensing imagery with a 1500 pixel field of view at 1.5m resolution for a sample area in Osoyoos, BC.
CASI-1500 VNIR (hyperspectral) Imagery (University of Calgary, AB)
Brock Licensed
RS
Alberta
These sample data include hyperspectral visible near Infrared (VNIR) remote sensing imagery with a 1500 pixel field of view at 25cm resolution.
ArcCanada
Open Data
GIS
Canada
National and provincial level data as well as continental, global and site-specific data. These data are available for download through ArcGIS.com ArcCanada group.
Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP)
Open Data
GIS
Canada

Vector land use data collected in two phases consisting of the following years: [1966, 1971, 1976] and [1981-1986] with differing land use/activity/land cover classifications for urban areas across Canada.

DMTI CanMap Postal Code Suite
Brock Licensed
GIS
Canada

National coverage of six-digit Postal Code points, Local Delivery Units and Forward Sortation Areas. The suite also includes a table linking postal data to census boundaries for 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.

Forward Sortation Areas are also available through Scholars GeoPortal.

DMTI Canadian Atlas Map Bundle
Brock Licensed
GIS
Canada
National and provincial level data based on the National Atlas Information Service (NAIS) small scale mapping project.
DMTI Clutter Data
Brock Licensed
GIS
Canada
A national database depicting land use with respect to the impairment of radio frequency propagation by reflection, diffraction, absorption or scattering of transmission waves.
DMTI Enhanced Points of Interest
GIS
Canada
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.
DMTI Neighbourhoods & Community Boundaries
Scholars GeoPortal
GIS
Canada

A boundary file representing neighbourhoods in Canadian communities.

DMTI Parks & Recreation
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada
A national database including parks of all varieties (national, provincial, amusement, golf, zoos, wildlife areas, conservation areas, bird santuaries, etc.).
DMTI Water
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada
Vector layers reflecting water features by province based on 1:50,000 scale mapping. Features include points, lines and polygons for major and minor hydrology.
DMTI Land Use Layer
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada

A vector layer for major Canadian communities including land use categories such as: commercial, government/institutional, open area, parks & recreational, residential, resource & industrial and waterbody.

The Geography Network
Open Data
GIS
interactive
static
Canada
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
Open Data
GIS
interactive
static
Canada
Developed by Natural Resources Canada, this is a one stop shop for geospatial data, topographic and geoscience maps, images and scientific publications.  Easy to search, view and download, and completely FREE! This is the preferred site when collecting data from a wide variety of subjects and/or product types. Instructions for using GeoGratis are available.
GeoConnections
Open Data Brock Licensed
GIS
Canada
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). Only some datasets are available free of cost.
GeoBase
Open Data
GIS
Canada
Developed by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG), this portal offers easy access to remote sensing imagery, administrative boundaries, National Hydro Network, National Power Line Network, National Railway Network or the National Road Network.
Census Profiles Tables (CHASS)
Brock Licensed
tables
Canada
Site provides census data and documention for various years of the census of Canada. NOTE: access is limited to valid Brock University academia only. This is the University of Toronto portal for Statistics Canada Census data. Census data profile tables are used for census mapping. For more information see Data and Statistics.
Census Cartographic Boundary Files
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada
Both the 2006 and 2001 GIS cartographic boundary files are available. Geographic boundary files that relate to the Canadian census including dissemination areas, census tracts, census divisions, census subdivisions, etc.
Health Region Boundary Files
Open Data Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada
Health region boundaries including Public health units and Local Health Integration Network.
DMTI CanMap Route Logistics
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada

National vector data including roads, highways, street names and address ranges, routing attributes (Route Hierarchy, Roads, Highways, Rush Traffic, Median, Speed Limits and Travel Time), 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.

DMTI CanMap Rail
Scholars GeoPortal Access
GIS
Canada
A database of railway and transit lines.

CanMatrix - Topographic Maps

Open Data
static,
GIS
Canada

Scanned National Topographic Series (NTS) maps available in PDF or GeoTIFF format. Coverage of the greater Golden Horseshoe are available here.

National Hydro Network
Open Data
GIS
Canada
Geospatial vector data describing hydrographic features such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, canals, islands, obstacles and constructions
DMTI Digital Elevation Models
Brock Licensed
GIS
Canada

Elevation data grids (30m and 90m resolutions) for all of Canada organized by 1:50k NTS (topographic) map sheet coverage.

TopoQuest
Open Data
GIS
United States
Site offers USGS and Canadian 1:50K topographic maps in GeoTIFF format.
GeoCommunity Marketplace - GIS Data Depot
Open Data
GIS
United States
The data depot provides a variety of GIS layers for the United States.
U.S. Census Bureau
Open Data
interactive
GIS
United States
Site offers details, interactive mapping and data download for the American Census.
ESRI Data and Maps
Brock Licensed
GIS
World
North America
Europe

Scaled base map themes including: populated places, transportation networks (roads, streets, highways, railways, airports, routing utilities, address locators), water features (hydrology, rivers, lakes, waterbodies), political boundaries, recreational areas, etc.

Vector Map Level 0 (VMap0)
Brock Licensed
GIS
World
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)
Brock Licensed
GIS
World
World coastline, country borders (as lines not polygons) and global bathymetry.
USGS Earth Explorer
Open Data

RS
GIS

World
Landsat Imagery, ASTER, Elevation Data, Vegetation index, Land Cover, Tree Cover; Global coverage. Access remote sensing data of the world captured by various sensor platforms. These data are freely available for direct download. A tutorial is available.
DIVA-GIS
Open Data
GIS
World

This site offers direct download for most countries across the world. Includes administrative areas, inland water, roads, railroads, elevation, land cover, population in shapefile, Grid or DBF format. Source data is mainly Digital Chart of the World.

ArcGIS Online
Open Data
tool
Cloud GIS
World

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative, cloud-based platform that allows you to create, store and manage maps, apps and data, and share them with others. You also get access to maps and apps shared by Esri and GIS users around the world. ArcGIS.com has many tools for managing your content. You can upload different types of data, such as packages, and desktop files like MXDs and LYRs and you also get 2 GB of storage in the secure cloud. A free ESRI Global Account is required.

ArcGIS Explorer Online
Open Data
tool
Cloud GIS
World

ArcGIS Explorer Online is a data exploration and viewing tool. Access ready-to-use basemaps and layers through ArcGIS online. Add local data to create custom maps. Perform limited spatial analysis through the web mapping application. Free ESRI Global Account required.


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