Spatial and Numeric Data Services

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.

Administrative Boundaries - from GeoBase. International, provincial, and territorial boundaries, as well as the boundaries of Canada's exclusive economic zone. Registration required.

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.

Canada Land Inventory - 1966 Land Use - from GeoGratis, NRCan

Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP) Urban Land Use - 1966 to 1986 - from GeoGratis, NRCan

Canadian Atlas Bundle - from Equinox search Atlas Map Bundle. Produced by DMTI Spatial. National and provincial map files with feature layers available as separate files. UofR users only.

Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) - from GeoBase. National digital elevation model coverage. Scale 1:550,000 and 1:250,000. Registration required to download, no cost.

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.

Canadian Geographical Names - from GeoBase.

Canadian Geodetic Network from GeoBase. Horizontal and vertical geodetic control information on the thousands of control points distributed across Canada.

Canadian Geopolitical Boundaries - from GeoBase.

CanImage - Landsat 7 Orthoimages of Canada from GeoGratis, NRCan
   CanImage is a raster image containing information from Landsat 7 orthoimages that have been resampled and based on the National Topographic System (NTS) at the 1:50 000 scale.

CanMap Major Roads and Highways - from Equinox search Major Roads included under RouteLogistics. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap Parks and Recreation - from Equinox search CanMap Parks. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap Postal Geography - from Equinox search CanMap Postal. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap Rail - from Equinox search CanMap Rail. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap RouteLogistics - from Equinox search RouteLogistics. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap Street Files - version 5.0 - from Equinox search RouteLogistics. Codebook. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMap Street Files - version 2007.3 - from Equinox search RouteLogistics. Codebook. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

CanMatrix - Digital Topographics Maps of Canada from GeoGratis, NRCan
   Is comprised of raster data from scanned maps of Canada at the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scales.

CanVec, Canada is a digital cartographic reference product. Geogratis, NRCan

Census of Canada Agricultural Regions, 2001: Digital Boundary Files - contact Data Services
   UofR users only.

Census of Canada Agricultural Regions, 2006: Digital Boundary Files

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
   Includes Regina and other census metropolitan areas

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 Canadian Atlas Bundle - from Equinox search Canadian atlas. Produced by DMTI Spatial. National and provincial map files with feature layers available as separate files. UofR users only.

DMTI Census of Canada, 1996 - from Equinox search Census of Canada and DMTI. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

DMTI Platinum Postal Suite - from Equinox search Platinum postal. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

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.

Enhanced Points of Interest - from Equinox search Enhanced points. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

Federal Electoral Districts of Canada - from GeoGratis, NRCan
   Election 2000, Election 2004, Election 2006, Election 2008

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
   DLI Licence. UofR users only.

Geography Network Canada - online resource for finding and sharing Canadian geographic content.

GeoGratis. NRCan. Includes:
   Vector Data
      National Data
      Regional Data
      Local Data
   Raster Data
      Satellite Imagery
      Scanned Maps
      Airborne Data
      Digital Elevation Model
   Tabular Data
      North American Conservation Areas Database (NCAD)

Health Region Boundary Files for Saskatchewan, 2003 - contact Data Services.

Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography

Landsat 7 Orthorectified Imagery over Canada (1999-2003) - from Geobase.

National Hydro Network (NHN) - from GeoBase.

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:
   Canada Land Inventory (Agriculture)
   Gridded Climate Data
   Interpolated Census of Agriculture
   Land Cover
   National Ecological Framework for Canada
   PFRA Watershed Boundaries
   Soil Landscapes of Canada

National Road Network - from GeoBase.

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.
   Aerial Photography
   The Atlas of Canada
   Forest Maps
   Geological Maps
   Land Surveying/GPS
   Mining Maps
   Satellite Imagery
   Topographic Maps
   CanMatrix digital topographic maps of Canada
   Canada Land Inventory
   Geological Survey of Canada Open File Maps.
   Geological Survey of Canada Open Files Maps - Saskatchewan
   Search the GEOSCAN Publications database.

Municipal Boundary(ies) - from Equinox search Municipal boundary. Produced by DMTI Spatial. UofR users only.

Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) - from Equinox search PCCF+. DLI Licence. UofR users only.

Postal Code Conversion Files (PCCF) - from Equinox search PCCF+. DLI Licence. UofR users only.

Postal Codes by Federal Ridings (PCFR) - contact Data Services
   DLI Licence. UofR users only.

Road Network File, 2005
   These files contain roads, road names and address ranges used for mapping the road network in Canada. The information comes from the geographic database developed for the 2006 census.

Satellite Imagery - from GeoBase. Includes:
   SPOT 4 and SPOT 5 Orthoimagery
   Landsat 7 Orthorectified Imagery over Canada
   RADARSAT-1 Orthorectified Imagery

Satellite Street Views - Regina. Also known as SSVs.
   Data for other Canadian centres are available, contact Data Services.

Satellite Street Views - Saskatoon. Also known as SSVs.
   Data for other Canadian centres are available, contact Data Services.

State of Canada's Ecosystems in Maps - from GeoGratis, NRCan. EcoMAP (Ecological Mapping Analysis and Protocols) is a suite of geospatial data sets and analysis applications.

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

Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS)

Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal

ESRI Mapping Center
   A free resource for ArcGIS users, containing tips, tutorials, ArcGIS and other resources.

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:
   Datasets
   Raster Data
   Vector Data
   Web Map Services (WMS)
   Atlas of Canada
   GeoGratis (free thematic data)
   GeoBase (free base layers of data)

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.

Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project

Manitoba Land Initiative. Offers free access to digital interactive maps, seamless maps and core maps.

Map Place. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines

National Forestry Database Program

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


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