Niagara Orthoimagery Collection



Digital aerial photography has been developed for the Regional Municipality of Niagara (in part or in whole) for 1995, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Orthophotos are digitally georeferenced for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Typically, these images are used in land use planning, image analysis, highway route selection, land survey research, population and diversity studies, utilities evaluations and parking and environmental  The imagery can also be used as a base on which vector data can be overlayed.

Use Restrictions/Copyright
The data is licenced to Brock University faculty, staff and students for teaching and research purposes only. A license agreement must be signed before the files will be delivered. The data is under copyright by the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Viewing and printing of the digital airphotos is open to the general public.

Accessing the Data
ArcGIS software is available in the Map Library for accessing imagery. Please ask Map Library staff for assistance.

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2010 Niagara Orthoimagery

Sample view: Sherkston Trailer Park

These data include 12 tiles covering the 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region (St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Pelham, Port Colborne, Welland, Thorold, Grimsby, West Lincoln, Lincoln, Wainfleet). Data is accessible to current Brock students, staff and faculty using Scholars GeoPortal or by visiting the Map Library. Public users may view the data using Niagara Navigator http://maps.niagararegion.ca/Navigator/

  Coordinate system: UTM - NAD'83, Zone 17
  Imagery date: spring 2010
  Ground pixel resolution: 20 cm
  Format: MrSID, jpeg2000
  Approximate file size per tile: 1.5GB - 3GB

Any printouts must contain the following statement:

"Provided by Brock University Map Library, current year. Copyright, 2010 - The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Area Municipalities and their suppliers have donated this aerial photography for use under license by Brock University."

Sample Citation Format
2010 Orthoimagery of the Niagara Region [computer file]. (2010). Thorold, ON: Regional Municipality of Niagara Public Works Department. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access S:\Map Library\DATA\Aerial_Photography\Niagara_2010\St_Catharines_20.sid (date accessed).

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2006 Niagara Orthoimagery

 

Sample view: Brock University Campus

 

Sample view: Beluga Whale exhibit, Marineland, Niagara Falls

These data include 12 tiles covering the 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region (St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Pelham, Port Colborne, Welland, Thorold, Grimsby, West Lincoln, Wainfleet and Lincoln). The colour imagery is packaged in 20 tiles covering the region. The images have a 10 centimetre pixel resolution and are based on images taken in the spring of 2006. View black and white index here. View colour index here. The imagery can be viewed publicly using the Niagara Navigator site at http://navigator.yourniagara.ca/navigator/

  Coordinate system: UTM - NAD'83, Zone 17
  Aerial photography scale: 1:10,000
  Aerial photography date: spring 2006
  Ground pixel resolution: 10cm
  Format: MrSID
  Approximate file size per tile: B&W > 1.5GB; colour > 2GB

Any printouts must contain the following statement:

"Provided by Brock University Map Library, current year. Copyright, 2006 - The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Area Municipalities and their suppliers have donated this aerial photography for use under license by Brock University."

Sample Citation Format
2006 Orthoimagery of the Niagara Region [computer file]. (2006). Thorold, ON: Regional Municipality of Niagara Public Works Department. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access S:\Map Library\2006_Niagara_orthos\stcatharines_10cm_pan_2006g3.sid (date accessed).

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2002 Niagara Colour Digital Aerial Photography


Sample view: St. Catharines Golf & Country Club

These data include 12 tiles covering the 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region (St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Pelham, Port Colborne, Welland, Thorold, Grimsby, West Lincoln, Wainfleet and Lincoln). The images have a 20 centimetre pixel resolution and are based on colour images taken in the spring of 2002. View index here.

  Coordinate system: UTM - NAD'83, Zone 17
  Aerial photography scale: 1:20,000
  Aerial photography date: spring 2002
  Ground pixel resolution: 20cm
  Format: MrSID
  Approximate file size: 12.4GB
  Library Call Number: MapPC G 3463 N54 A4 2002 N53 DVD 1, 2 & 3

Any printouts must contain the following statement:

"Provided by Brock University Map Library, 2007. Copyright: Niagara Region, 2002."

Sample Citation Format
2002 Orthoimagery of the Niagara Region [DVD]. (2002). Thorold, ON: Regional Municipality of Niagara Public Works Department. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access G 3463 N54 A4 2002 N53, StCatharines.sid (date accessed).

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Niagara Region Digital Orthoimagery [2000]

Sample view: Marineland Theme Park

These data include 350 tiles and a composite mosaic created from a scale of 1:20,000 and cover the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The photos have a 30 centimetre pixel resolution and are based on black and white aerial photographs taken on April 26, 2000.  The horizontal accuracy is plus or minus 0.5 metres. View index here.

  Coordinate system: UTM - NAD'83, Zone 17
  Aerial photography scale: 1:20,000
  Aerial photography date: April 26, 2000
  Ground pixel resolution: 30cm
  Format: MrSID
  Approximate file size: 1.64GB
  Library Call Number: MapPC G 3463 N54 A4 2000 N53 cd 1&2

Any printouts must contain the following statement:

"Provided by Brock University Map Library, 2007. Copyright: Niagara Region, 2000."

Sample Citation Format
Niagara Region digital orthoimagery [CD-ROM]. (2000). Thorold, ON: Regional Municipality of Niagara, Public Works Department. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access G 3463 N54 A4 2000 N53, 23642.sid (date accessed).

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Colour Digital Orthophotos [1995]

Sample view: Lake Gibson

These data include 11 tiles covering the city of St. Catharines and 12 tiles covering the city of Niagara Falls reflecting a 1:20,000 scale accuracy. The images have a 1 metre pixel resolution and are based on colour aerial photographs. View index here.

  Coordinate system: UTM - NAD'83, Zone 17
  Aerial photography scale: 1:20,000
  Aerial photography date: 1995
  Ground pixel resolution: 1 metre
  Format: TIF, TFW
  Approximate file size: 458 MB
  Library Call Number: MapPC G 3464 S35 1995 C65

Any printouts must contain the following statement:

"Provided by Brock University Map Library, 2007. Copyright: Niagara Region, 1995."

Sample Citation Format
Triathlon Mapping Corporation. [computer file]. (1995). Burnaby, BC: Triathlon Mapping Corporation. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access G 3464 S35 1995 C65, 28421.tif (Accessed Oct. 18, 2007).

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