I agree that GeoBC should be on the list as well. Spatial information products provide the shape and location of geographic features. C’est tous en français so you’ll have to look up the terms in order to search. Together we can raise the profile of Canadian geographic information and help more people understand the vast geography of Canada. Learn more about Platts Map Data Pro > Custom GIS Data. Thanks in advance for the help. The Town of Banff's GIS Department makes information available on this web site to enhance public knowledge and promote a better understanding of the Town and it's government. Country and 1st level admin level data include age, gender, and age-by-gender population breakdowns. Through a link on this page I determined that the sink holes in my family’s yard in Mississauga are from buried apple orchard stumps from the 1950’s! SEDAC has a wide variety of coarse global free GIS data. In fact more and more are popping up all over the web and some cities like Ottawa are even having contests to help promote the use of their data. http://nlcims.ca/CIMS.aspx, City of Mount Pearl – Maps, data, and an online mapping application with property fabric and aerial imagery https://www.mountpearl.ca/government/city-map/, St. John’s Map Viewer – an online mapping application with various geospatial data layers and aerial imagery https://map.stjohns.ca/mapcentre/, Nova Scotia Open Data Portal – https://data.novascotia.ca, The Province of Nova Scotia’s Open Data Portal is powered by the Socrata Open Data & Citizen Engagement Cloud application. Note: Recently this page has become a real community driven page, and we would like to thank all the very helpful people in the geospatial community (especially all the great map librarians out there!) The Province does maintain a page with various information on access to Geographic Information, that contains  links to online maps, related to administrative boundaries, bathymetry, geology, transportation and others. If you know of any great free data sources that we have not included, or know of any issues on this page, then we encourage you to let us know! As a researcher in the US doing large scale mapping and modeling that crosses political borders, I’m often searching for Canadian data and am unfamiliar with the many resources out there. BCEA provides free, user-friendly, public access to spatial data related to economic development, demographics and natural resources. https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Municipality+of+the+County+of+Annapolis, https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Cape+Breton+Regional+Municipality+%28CBRM%29, https://data-cumberlandns.opendata.arcgis.com/, http://data.easthants.opendata.arcgis.com, https://www.easthants.ca/content/interactive-east-hants, http://www.nwtgeoscience.ca/our-data-and-searching-tools, http://gis.maca.gov.nt.ca/Website/index.asp, http://opendata.yellowknife.ca/?_mid_=20512, http://nunavutgeoscience.ca/mirage/index_e.php, https://services.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/nms-scn/gv/index.html, https://www.ontario.ca/search/data-catalogue?sort=asc, https://canadiangis.com/how-to-get-ontario-topographic-data-for-your-gis.php, http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm, https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-information-ontario, https://www.ontario.ca/page/topographic-maps, http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/geologyontario, http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/claimaps, https://navburl-burlington.opendata.arcgis.com, https://data.grandriver.ca/downloads.html, http://chathamkentopendata.chatham-kent.opendata.arcgis.com/, http://grims.grandriver.ca/imf/imf.jsp?site=grca_datadis&ddsid=52244c, http://www.grandriver.ca/index/document.cfm?Sec=63&Sub1=16&sub2=0, https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/open-accessible-data, https://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/data-catalogue, https://open-kitchenergis.opendata.arcgis.com/, http://www.london.ca/city-hall/open-data/Pages/default.aspx, http://icreateopendata.public.esolutionsgroup.ca, http://www.niagararegion.ca/government/opendata, http://www.oakville.ca/data/catalogue.html, https://www.greatersudbury.ca/inside-city-hall/open-government/open-data, http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/Getting_Around/Thunder_Bay_Transit/Developers_-_Open_Data.htm, http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regionalgovernment/OpenDataHome.asp, http://www.citywindsor.ca/opendata/Pages/Open-Data-Catalogue.aspx, http://maps.library.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/open.pl?display=all, http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/english/home.jsp, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-blainville, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-gatineau/, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-laval, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-longueuil, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-montreal/, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-quebec, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-repentigny, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?q=Ville+de+Rimouski, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-rouyn-noranda, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/organization/ville-de-saguenay, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/organization/ville-de-shawinigan, https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-sherbrooke/, https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-data, https://mapcruzin.com/free-canada-saskatchewan-arcgis-maps-shapefiles.htm, https://gisappl.saskatchewan.ca/Html5Ext/index.html?viewer=saskinteractive, https://www.isc.ca/MapsandPhotos/GISData/Pages/SaskatchewanUpgradedRoadNetwork%28SURN%29.aspx, http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/dss/v3/index.html, https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/mineral-exploration-and-mining/saskatchewan-geological-survey, http://rpbackapps2.saskatoon.ca/lapp/Geocortex/Essentials/GeocortexAnon/COSSV/Viewer.html?Viewer=iMap_GeneralVW, http://www.isc.ca/MapsandPhotos/GISData/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/library/skyline.html, http://maps.gnwtgeomatics.nt.ca/portal/index.jsp, http://app06.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/statisticsdata/opendata/info/index.htm, http://www.donnees.gouv.qc.ca/?node=/accueil, http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/site/termium.php?lang=eng&cont=001, Coast to Coast Look at Canadian Geospatial Data |  Canadian Cartographic Association, Government's Low Reduction Targets for the Widely Used Antimicrobial Substance Triclosan Continue to Disappoint Environmentalists: Lacks protection for Canadian Lakes, Rivers, and Human Health - Canadian Environmental Law Association, Contribute Canadian GIS Information, Education Program, Open Data, National Ecological Framework for Canada –. http://mapservices.gov.yk.ca/GeoYukon/ You can use the map viewer with download options or download geospatial data directly with this link ftp://ftp.geomaticsyukon.ca/GeoYukon, Whitehorse, Yukon (Open Data Portal) – http://data.whitehorse.ca. For example, their flagship data product is a gridded population of the world. This article has been paraphrased from Roger Tomlinson and M. A. G. Toomey, "GIS and LIS in Canada," chapter 15 in Mapping a Northern Land: The Survey of Canada 1947-1994, Gerald McGrath and Louis Sebert, eds. This is available as numerous tiles in BAG format. I really don’t want to do a Spatial Join for a dataset that large…. Our networks that we maintain help provide us a viable medium to deliver information and interact with the broader geospatial community, allowing us to learn of new resources all the time. https://www.ontario.ca/page/topographic-maps, Ontario GeoHub – Ontario’s authoritative geospatial data  https://geohub.lio.gov.on.ca/, GLIN (Great Lakes Information Network) http://gis.glin.net/, Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) site by the Geography Network http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se7SIpM3U9A, Geology Ontario http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/geologyontario, CLAIMaps – An interactive mapping tool that provides information on mining claims in Ontario, provides the ability to download map images as well as data in SHP format http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/claimaps, Burlington, Ontario – https://navburl-burlington.opendata.arcgis.com, Brampton, Ontario – http://open.brampton.ca/, Cambridge, Ontario – Grand River Conservation Authority https://data.grandriver.ca/downloads.html, Chatham-Kent, Ontario – http://chathamkentopendata.chatham-kent.opendata.arcgis.com/, Durham Region, Ontario –  http://opendata.durham.ca/, Grand River Information Network (GRIN) – data for the Grand River watershed http://grims.grandriver.ca/imf/imf.jsp?site=grca_datadis&ddsid=52244c Atlas of Canada (NRCan) Free data, including boundaries, transportation networks, hydrography and populated Places. Would love more sites like this from others. Canada Lands are defined as any lands belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada or of which the Government of Canada that are situated in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or in any National Park of Canada and any lands that are surrendered lands or a Reserve, as defined by the Indian Act. A good resource is Termium: http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/site/termium.php?lang=eng&cont=001. Finding geospatial data for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador can always be challenging, they have a wealth of data but it is not always easy to find. The Alberta Geospatial Centre maintains Alberta’s Geospatial Data Authority. I dont have a lot of information about data in the Northwest Territories but I would start with the NWT Centre for Geomatics http://geomatics.gov.nt.ca, Visit DataBC – Geographic Serivces for BC’s Geographic data, let me know if you ever get data for Ottawa, Try http://app06.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/statisticsdata/opendata/info/index.htm There are various environmental data collections in many disciplines including wildlife, biodiversity, water, air, soil, climate, pollution, environmental prediction and environmental technologies. It was developed mainly as a central location for making government data freely available in industry standard recognized formats. With 800+ citations, it includes population characteristics such as age, education, and density. What a mouthful for what is a wonderful yet plain outline of Canada and its provinces and territories: Wait: there's more! […] Coast to Coast Look at Canadian Geospatial Data […], […] Photo Credit: https://canadiangis.com/data.php […], Browse more Canadian GIS Education Programs, Contribute Canadian GIS Information, Education Program, Open Data or any other Canadian Geospatial related Info, Browse 100+ sources of Canadian Data It contains over 500 different data sets listed across the Province’s various departments including some LIDAR data. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Browse more Canadian GIS Education Programs, Contribute Canadian GIS Information, Education Program, Open Data or any other Canadian Geospatial related Info, Browse 100+ sources of Canadian Data Government of Québec Open Data– https://www.donneesquebec.ca, Quebec Ministère de l’Énergie http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/english/home.jsp, Blainville, Quebec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-blainville, Gatineau, Quebec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-gatineau/, Laval, Quebec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-laval, Longueuil, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-longueuil, Montréal, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-montreal/, Québec Ouvert – http://www.quebecouvert.org  – A community group that promotes open data initiatives to help ensure that data can evolve in a sustainable way towards a future that is open and transparent. Land C… Municipality of the County of Annapolis https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Municipality+of+the+County+of+Annapolis, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Cape+Breton+Regional+Municipality+%28CBRM%29, Cumberland County https://data-cumberlandns.opendata.arcgis.com/, Municipality  of East Hants open data portal  http://data.easthants.opendata.arcgis.com & online maps https://www.easthants.ca/content/interactive-east-hants, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Open data Portal provides geospatial data related to Civic Addresses, Buildings, Streets, Trails, Parks, Recreation and much more for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Cole Harbour, Sackville and surrounding areas https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/, Pictou County, Nova Scotia – https://pictoucounty.net/category/maps, NWT Centre for Geomatics http://www.geomatics.gov.nt.ca/, Northwest Territories Geological Survey – http://www.nwtgeoscience.ca/our-data-and-searching-tools, ATLAS (The Administration of the Territorial Land Acts System) http://gis.maca.gov.nt.ca/Website/index.asp, Yellowknife, NWT – City of Yellowknife Open Data Portal http://opendata.yellowknife.ca/?_mid_=20512, Nunavut Geoscience – http://nunavutgeoscience.ca/mirage/index_e.php (no much data but there are pre made maps), Nunavut Map Viewer – https://services.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/nms-scn/gv/index.html. Over the past few years we have been highlighting and promoting various cities and provinces in Canada that have done a great job providing Open Geospatial Data and geospatial applications to the public. Ontario Topographic Data: https://canadiangis.com/how-to-get-ontario-topographic-data-for-your-gis.php, Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) application –  http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm, LIO (Land Information Ontario) https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-information-ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources –  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has a web map application that you can use to make a topographic map of any area of Ontario that interests you. Download Free Canada Quebec ArcGIS GIS Shapefile Map Layers--Free ArcGIS GIS Shapefiles--World ArcGIS GIS ShapefilesAdministrative Boundaries GIS Shapefile (810k) . The site OpenDataSK‏, a blog with open data resources for Saskatchewan was started in 2011 and does contain various sources of data related to Saskatchewan, but unfortunately most of them are now dead links or the sites sourced no longer exist (such as GeoBase). National Capital Commission Thematic Data: National Capital Commission (NCC) OC Transpo Transit Routes: OC Transpo : 1929-2015 : Open Data Repositories - Canada: Ottawa 1:10,000 Scale Topographic Maps: City of Ottawa : 2003 : Ottawa 1:1000 Scale Topographic Maps: City of Ottawa : 2011-2015 Looking for GIS Data (Wells, Roads, Oil and Gas, etc etc) for the Northwest Territories. Search can be done by using geographic names and keywords or by browsing collections. Data is available for download, without charge. It is divided into four major reasons are Northern Canada, Western Canada, Central Canada and Atlantic Canada. "GeoGratis is a web and file transfer protocol (ftp) site that distributes geospatial data of Canada. you are 65 or older; you live in Canada; you get the Old Age Security (OAS) pension; your income is below $18,624 if you are single, widowed, or divorced Our Goal is to Increase Awareness of the Geography of Canada while Promoting the Use of free Canadian Geographic Information and Resources. https://geodiscover.alberta. – click here for more details on Nova Scotia open data, GeoNOVA is the Province of Nova Scotia’s gateway to geographic information, it includes some free maps but mostly licensed data sets (property data), aerial imagery and orthophotos (fee based) http://gov.ns.ca/geonova/home/, Nova Scotia Elevation Data Explorer – download free LiDAR point data and raster DEMs (coverage includes more then half the Province, and increases more each year) https://nsgi.novascotia.ca/datalocator/elevation/, The Nova Scotia Civic Viewer is an application that combines the Province’s civic and property data-, Historical Maps of Nova Scotia contains hundreds of digitized historical maps of Nova Scotia https://novascotia.ca/archives/maps/, Historic Nova Scotia from Above – The Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection, 1931 http://novascotia.ca/archives/mccully/, Central Nova Scotia – Ortho Imagery & data for Central Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Museum database for marine organisms, including birds, mammals, and fishes http://ipt.iobis.org/obiscanada/resource?r=nsm, NS Lands and Forestry Downloadable GIS Data – https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/gis-data-maps.asp & https://novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/gis/downloads.asp. ArcGIS – Esri Data & Maps “Get the latest updates to Data & Maps right now by downloading a collection of layer packages through the Data and Maps for ArcGIS Group on ArcGIS Online.” Includes North American and a few Canadian maps. Contains lots of great information and resources, especially  when you are looking for some of those harder to find data sets …. The GIS Department attempts to provide accurate, complete, and timely information. Awesome, can I say more? GeoBC should definitely make this list, it’s the major hub for BC geospatial data, which includes the underlying Land and Resource Data Warehouse. Lots of data found here from several different Canadian Government Departments as well as links to Provincial and Municipal open government geospatial sites. Geographic boundaries and road networks are available for mapping and Geographic Information System applications. This Canadian Hydrographic Service website has Canadian bathymetry at 500 metre resolution. (data) MapCruzin offers a variety of ArcGIS shapefiles are derived from OpenStreetMap, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). You’ll find GIS data for things like Canadian Census Boundary Files, DMTI’s CanMap Content Suite, and high resolution orthophotos of UBC-V’s campus. Information sources include the Community Map of Canada, the … check out this more detailed page that we prepared for a Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) Open Data Workshop. : Global Map: Provides consistent coverage of all the Earth's land cover area. Will definitely needr Vancouver area data. SGIC provides free public viewing access to its basic imagery sets through a Public Web Mapping Client and an OGC-Standard Web Map Service (WMS and WMTS). https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/, Alberta Open Data Portal – The portal makes data that the Government of Alberta collects on behalf of citizens publicly available https://open.alberta.ca/opendata, AltaLIS Alberta data available through a partnership with the Alberta Government and Spatial Data Warehouse, it has been the main supplier of Alberta Base Mapping Data to the private sector since 1998. Access all the same GIS data available in Map Data Pro but as individual data sets to focus only on the information that you need and in … The Québec government, along with many of the municipalities of like Laval, Quebec City and Sherbrooke (all had their own open data portals) joined forces in 2016 to create the Québec open data portal. http://waterandenvironmentalhub.ca/, Statistics Canada A large variety of census data is available for free from Statistics Canada http://www.statcan.gc.ca/. The Government of Canada Open Data Portal is Canada’s commitment to open government that aims to drive innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians. GeoNB by Service New Brunswick provides Geographic Data & Maps for the province of New Brunswick including topographic layers, property data, orthophotomaps and much more. Note: Most data at this site is not free but they do offer updated imagery products for almost 40% of the province. AltaLIS offers digital mapping products categorized into three main groups: Property, Base, and Terrain. The majority of content on this site consist of pre-made geographic map products at a national level that you can order or download for free & print on your own. Road network files 2. And special thanks to all the Canadian Colleges and Universities that continue to support our initiatives by sharing our site with their students and alumni. Acknowledge that you learn just as much, if not more, from your failures as you do from your successes. Le gouvernement du Québec, ainsi que les municipalités de Laval, Québec et Sherbrooke ont uni leurs forces pour créer le portail de données ouvertes du Québec. I am impressed with all the Geomatics information posted here, my friend. For a presumably unlimited time, the United States of America also has cartographic boundary shapefiles that include all states plus Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands! GIS and Geomatics – Visualizing Spatial Data provides opportunities for exploration, modeling, planning, and better understanding Canada , the second largest country in the world covers almost 10 million km² with over 243 thousand kilometres of coastline, so you can only imagine the amount of Canadian geographic information that exists. The geospatial data on this website consists of: census geography files, topographic map data, digital elevation models, cadastral data and general mapping data. Thanks aerial photo repository and thanks Ted for the links! Geodetic Network 4. Title Canada Goose Range - CWHR B075 [ds1415] Publication date 2016-02-0100:00:00 Presentation formats digital map FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data Other citation details These are the same layers as appear in the CWHR System software. … Geodiscover Alberta provide quality, authoritative mapping data to citizens that falls under the Open Data Licence to the Alberta Government Open Data Site and provides official data to the AltaLIS group for distribution (fee based). If you are looking to download Nova Scotia Geospatial Data then we recommend that you check out this more detailed page that we prepared for a Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) Open Data Workshop. 1. Includes different thematic maps such as: transportation, elevation, drainage, vegetation, administrative boundaries, land cover, population centres, and land use. Thanks. But it doesn’t always have to be that way, as there are plenty of great resources available that offer free Canadian open data that you can use with your geomatics projects to generate geospatial products. Vector mapping data is available in scales ranging from 1:50 000 to 1:30 000 000 in a variety of file for In the mean time start using some of these great data resources available in Canada to generate geospatial products. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-data. Platts geospatial data is a great complement to other energy market fundamental data and applications. Boundary files Here you will find a wide range of data including roads, property, civic and many other geospatial data sets https://data.princeedwardisland.ca/, PEI GIS Data Catalog – http://www.gov.pe.ca/gis/, PEI Aerial Imagery – http://www.gov.pe.ca/maps/index.php3  You can download orthophotos and air photos available for the whole Province including many historic sets as well, Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission provides aggregated data sets of enrollment and other credentials granted data by Maritime Universities http://www.mphec.ca/research/maritimeuniversitystatistics/opendatadownloads.aspx. Canada Shapefile download free – Boundary line. This has become a Crowd Sourced page thanks to all the generous people in the geospatial community who continue to update us with new resources and report ones that have moved or no longer exist.