Spatial Data Files
2006 and 2001 Census Neighbourhood Profile and Boundary Files Series. Includes Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary.
2006 Census - Psychographic Data. Classifies Canadaís neighbourhoods into 66 unique lifestyle types. Itís the first system of its type to incorporate psychographics providing insights into the behaviour and mindset of consumers. Itís been updated with the 2006 Census, newly released Social Values from Environics Research and EAís current year Demographic Estimates and Projections.
Atlas of Canada Base Maps - from GeoGratis, NRCan. Provide coverage of the entire Canadian landmass. 1: 2 million, 1: 7.5 million scales are the primary bases for all Atlas products. Data set covers: drainage (coastlines, rivers, lakes), boundaries (federal, provincial, district, dividing lines), transportation (primary and secondary highways, selected ferry routes, rail networks), populated places, national parks.
Canadian Geodetic Network - from GeoBase. Access horizontal and vertical geodetic control information for thousands of points distributed across Canada. The information for each marker includes geographic and UTM coordinates, orthometric height, marker information description, and inspection data.
Canadian Geographical Names Service - from NRCan is a Standards based Web Map/Feature Server that delivers geographical names.
CanImage - Landsat 7 Orthoimages of Canada from GeoGratis, NRCan
Census of Canada Agricultural Regions, 2001: Digital Boundary Files - contact Data Services
Census of Canada, Boundary Files consists of three boundary files: (1) the population ecumene (with census division polygons), (2) the census divisions and (3) the provinces and territories. These boundary files are greatly generalised and suitable for small scale mapping only.
Census of Canada Geography - Thematic Maps
Census of Canada Geography - Road Network File is a digital representation of Canadaīs national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges.
DMTI Spatial [Digital Map Collection] - from Equinox search DMTI Spatial. Produced by DMTI Spatial. Includes Census of Canada 1996, Canadian Atlas Map Bundle, CanMap Parks and Recreation, CanMap Postal Geography, CanMap Rail, CanMap RouteLogistics, CanMap Streetfiles, CanMap Water, DMTI Clutter Data, Digital Elevation Models, Enhanced Points of Interest, GeoPinpoint, Neighbourhood and Community Boundaries, and Platinum Postal Suite. UofR users only.
GeoBase, portal for no fee access to quality geospatial data.
GeoConnections, enables the discovery and access of geospatial data for Canada
Geographical Names of Canada - from NRCan. You may access nearly 350,000 currently approved geographic names in addition to 37,000 formerly approved names of historical interest and 3,500 names of undersea feature.
Geography attribute files, 1971 - 1996 Census of Canada - contact Data Services
Geography Network Canada - online resource for finding and sharing Canadian geographic content.
GeoGratis. NRCan. Includes:
Health Region Boundary Files for Saskatchewan, 2003 - contact Data Services.
National Land and Water Information Service - from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Providing geographic-based information and knowledge online to improve decision making and risk management for agriculture and the environment. Includes:
National Topographic Data Base (NTDB), Canada - from GeoGratis, NRCan. This collection is static now. Users should plan to make the transition towards CanVec product. The NTDB comprises digital vector data sets that cover the entire Canadian landmass.
NRCan Earth Sciences Sector - Mapping, visually displaying geographic, geoscience, and/or spatial data.
Postal Codes by Federal Ridings (PCFR) - contact Data Services
Road Network File, 2005
Satellite Street Views - Regina. Also known as SSVs.
Satellite Street Views - Saskatoon. Also known as SSVs.
TIGER/Line Files at ICPSR (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database. TIGER/Line files are a digital database of geographic features, such as roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, legal boundaries, census statistical boundaries, etc. covering the entire United States.
Toporama Web Map Service (Toporama WMS) of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is an Internet service that is intended mainly for online map application users and developers.
Other GIS Resources
Atlas of Canada Online. Provides an interactive summary of national-scale geographical information that helps to explain the social, economic and bio-physical make-up of Canada
Broer Map Library, online Historic Maps from Ellington, CT
ESRI Mapping Center
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-to-date and maintained base of quality geospatial data for all of Canada.
GeoConnections ... Canada's Geographic Information on the Internet. Connections is a national partnership initiative working to build the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), which will make Canada's geospatial databases, tools and services readily accessible on-line. Includes:
GeoGratis by Natural Resources Canada is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost and without restrictions via your Web browser.
Manitoba Land Initiative. Offers free access to digital interactive maps, seamless maps and core maps.
Map Place. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
NYS Gazetteer and GeoData Collection, is a searchable database of places, providing names, feature types, grid coordinates and other geographic information of New York State.
Northern Minerals Database (NORMIN), Northwest Territories Geoscience Office
Ottawa Historical Digital Map Collection from Carleton University Library
USGS: Maps, Imagery and Publications from the U.S. Geological Survey
University of Regina, Dr. John Archer Library
Updated July 28, 2011
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