University Map Library

Geospatial Data


Begin your search for data on Scholars GeoPortal. This site offers a variety of Ontario and Canada-wide datasets that are available for download. If you are looking for Niagara Region data, refer to the Niagara section on this page.

The following links will provide descriptive information for each data set.

Brock Univeristy Logo data licensed to Brock. Use the request form to submit a data request.

geoportal icon data accessible from Scholars GeoPortal.

freely available and downloadable data in a GIS format.

Niagara

Title
Availability
Type
Description
General
Open Data Niagara Region
GIS
Download GIS data layers for Niagara Region including cultural features, land use planning, recreation, transportation and more.
Niagara Download
GIS
Collection of FREE GIS data sources.
Niagara Vector Data
GIS
Selected GIS layers as seen on the web-mapping site "Niagara Navigator".
CanMatrix - Zoomified Raster NTS Maps of the Golden Horseshoe
static
CanMatrix series maps of the Golden Horseshoe in a handy web interface for viewing, zooming and download. Coverage for this project is the Golden Horseshoe.
Brock Campus Data
GIS
GIS layers covering the Brock campus including contours, buildings, roads, sidewalks, etc.
Physical Geography & Geology
Niagara Soils
GIS
static
Polygon data including soil characteristics. Download the "Soil Survey Complex" from Scholars GeoPortal. Static images of 1:25,000 scale maps are aslo available.
Agricultural Land Use
GIS
static
Polygon data including agricultural land use characteristics from 1990.
Physiography
GIS
Polygon data including common physiographic features.
Niagara Water Well Data
GIS
Point data representing waterwell locations in Niagara. Includes soil characateristics.
Natural Areas Inventory Report Data
GIS
static
Polygon data including descriptions of natural areas such as talus, open rock, meadow, coniferous woodland, etc.
Niagara Natural Environment
GIS
static
Polygon data including descriptions of shoreline mapping, regulated floodplains, regulated wetlands, top of slope, etc.
Source Water Protection Data
GIS
static
Polygon data describing the hydrology of Niagara (acquifers, recharge areas, catchment areas, watersheds).
Large Scale Surface Water Inventory
GIS
static
Data layers describing surface water of Niagara (watersheds, hydrojunctions, rivers, waterbodies).
Conservation Areas Data
GIS
static
Polygon data identifying conservation areas of Niagara with attributes describing amenities.
Digital Elevation Model 2002 Data
GIS
static
Digital Elevation data at 5m pixel resolution.
1m Contours and Digital Terrain Model data
GIS
static
Digital Elevation data in vector form (1m contours, mass points, breaklines) for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority).
Watershed Planning Areas
GIS
static
Polygon data identifying boundaries of watershed planning areas for Niagara.
Remote Sensing
Niagara Orthoimagery 1995 - 2010
RS
Remote sensing orthoimagery of the Niagara Region.
GEOEYE-1 Satellite Image over Niagara, July 31, 2009
RS
GEOEYE-1 satellite 2m multi-spectral remote sensing image including panchromatic, red, blue, green and near-infrared bands.
SPOT Satellite Image over Niagara, July 22, 2007
RS
SPOT 5 satellite 10m multi-spectral remote sensing image including bands 1, 2, 3 & SWIR.
Golden Horseshoe & Western New York Satellite Imagery, June 10, 2000
RS
Remote sensing image for LANDSAT 7, ETM+ ; All Bands
Landsat-7 Satellite Imagery 2000
RS
Remote sensing imagery for LANDSAT 7 ETM+ including false-colour infrared and fused true-colour composites.
Landsat-5 Satellite Imagery 1984-1995
RS
Remote sensing imagery for LANDSAT 5 Thematic Mapper including 3-band false-colour infrared composites.
Niagara Air photos 1921-2010 (indexes)
static
Collection of aerial imagery in paper and/or digital formats.
1934 Air Photo Mosaics of Niagara
RS
Google Earth
Historical air photos scanned, mosaicked and georeferenced for use in GIS or viewing with Google Earth software.
Also see the Ontario and Canada data coverage.

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Ontario

Title
Availability
Type
Description
General
Teranet - Ontario Parcel Data
GIS
Property boundary files for Ontario municipalities.
Ontario Basic Mapping

interactive
GIS

An interactive interface that allows users to create customized views and download various provincial topographic mapping data. Layers include roads, water, municipal files, elevation, parks, conservation/wildlife areas and reserves. Instructions are available for downloading data.
Learn about other OBM resources here.
Ontario Base Data
Web
GIS
FREE topographic base data layers.
County Atlas Digital Project
static
This is a searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners' names in the database.
Transportation
Digital Cartographic Database (DCRB)
GIS
static
Ontario road map layers and sectional PDF files.
Ontario Road Network
interactive
GIS
A viewer provides interactive mapping with download options for Ontario roads. Download includes GIS and graphics data options. Details and packaged Niagara data are available through the Map Library's fact sheet.
Physical Geography & Geology
Niagara Escarpment Plan 2014
GIS
static
The Plan is available in paper, PDF and GIS layer formats.
Regional 3D Structural Model of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greater Toronto
GIS
DEMs defining the top five major stratigraphic units.
Water Resources Information Project
GIS
Stream network, watershed boundaries and DEMs.
Provincial Digital Elevation Model v2.0.0 (WRIP)
GIS
DEM tiles at 10m and 20m resolution.
Quaternary Geology of Ontario
GIS
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:1 million scale mapping.
Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario (1:50,000)
GIS
Layers defining landform deposits typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Bedrock Geology of Ontario (1:1,000,000)
GIS
Layers defining bedrock features typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:1 million scale mapping.
Bedrock Geology of Ontario (1:250,000)
GIS
Layers defining bedrock features typical of geology in Ontario. Based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Bedrock Topography and Overburden Thickness Mapping, Southern Ontario
GIS,
Google
Earth
Grid files defining bedrock elevation and drift thickness.
Soils of Southern Ontario
GIS
Layers describing soil patterns and attributes.
Southern Ontario Land Resource Information System (SOLRIS)
GIS
Grid and layer files describing landcover. Download "SOLRIS" from Scholars GeoPortal.
Provincial Landcover Ed.2 [Ontario, North of the Shield]
GIS
Grid and layer files describing landcover north of the Canadian Shield.
Physiography of Southern Ontario
GIS
Layers describing physiographic features.
Agricultural Land Use of Southern Ontario
GIS
Layers describing agricultural land use patterns and attributes.
OGSEarth
Google Earth / GIS
Use Google Earth to view OGS geology maps that are available from Geology Ontario (see below). Instructions for using OGSEarth.
CLAIMaps
interactive
GIS
static
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.
Remote Sensing

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

RS
Sample thermal imagery supplied by ITRES Research for academic purposes. This airborne thermal data offers a wide imaging array of 1800 pixels at 25 cm resolution.
South Western Ontario Orthoimagery Project (SWOOP)(2006, 2010)
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 30cm and 20cm resolutions respectively. Download the "SWOOP" from Scholars GeoPortal.
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Orthoimagery (2007)
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 20cm resolution. Download the "GTA Orthophotography Project 2007" from Scholars GeoPortal.
Hamilton, Ontario Orthoimagery (1999, 2005)
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 12.5cm and 20cm resolutions.
London, Ontario Orthoimagery (2002, 2005, 2006)
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 15cm and 17cm resolutions.
Golden Horseshoe 2002 Orthoimagery
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 20cm resolution.
Pelee Island Orthophotos [2004]
RS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 30cm resolution.
City of Peterborough 2005 Orthoimagery
RS
20 cm resolution colour imagery of the Peterborough area. An index is available. Ask staff for details.
Landsat-7 Imagery
RS
False colour infrared and fused true-colour composites.
Landsat-5 Imagery
RS
Three-band false colour infrared composites.
QUICKBIRD Imagery
RS
Orthorectified image derivatives using panchromatic, multi-spectral (true colour, false colour) and pan-sharpened false colour.
Ontario Imagery
RS
Summary of imagery projects with graphical indexes.

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Regions/ Cities

Title
Availability
Type
Description
Grand River Information Network (GRIN)
interactive
GIS
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.
Great Lakes Information Network
interactive
GIS
static
Site provides a centralized location to discover, publish, and acquire geospatial data for areas within the Great Lakes region. Datasets include biota, boundaries, climatology/ meteorology, elevation, atmosphere, environment, geoscientific information, health, imagery/ basemaps, inland waters/ hydrography, society, structure/ facilities and transportation.
Hamilton
Hamilton Orthoimagery
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography with 10, 12.5 and 20cm resolution.
2001 Hamilton Census Maps
static
Census mapping produced by Map Library staff using selected variables from the 2001 census.
Hamilton Vector Data
GIS
Many layers of municipal and physical detail including contours, lakes, rivers, roads, trails, schools, libraries, hospitals, playgrounds, firestations, golf courses, to name a few.
London
City of London, Ontario Orthoimagery
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced black and white aerial photography with 15 and 17cm resolution.
Peterborough
FREE Geospatial Data of the Peterborough Area
GIS
FREE GIS data packaged for the Peterborough Area.
City of Peterborough GIS data
GIS
Various GIS layers available for the city of Peterborough including parcel data, address data, building footprints, land use and roads.
2005 Orthoimagery
GIS
20 cm resolution colour imagery of the Peterborough area. An index is available. Ask staff for details.
Peterborough Data
GIS
A page developed by the Map Library offering links to download free GIS and mapping resources to the public.
St.Catharines
South St.Catharines Streetlights
GIS
Point data locating streetlights from downtown to Brock area.
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls GIS Data
GIS
Download GIS data layers for the city of Niagara Falls including zoning, parks, golf courses and more. Interactive and PDF maps are available as well.
Toronto
City of Toronto 1997 Orthoimagery
GIS
Rectified and georeferenced aerial photography based on 1:5,000 scale.
Landcover 2002 Greater Toronto Area
GIS
Grid and layer files describing landcover for the GTA.
2001 Toronto Census Maps
static
Census mapping produced by Map Library staff using selected variables from the 2001 census.
TTC Geographic Data
GIS
Route and stop layers for surface transit (streetcar, bus) in the city of Toronto.
Toronto Social Atlas
static
This is a collection of census maps based on social demographic data for the City of Toronto. Mapped variables include ethnic origin, religious affiliation, visible minorities, home language, recent immigrants and low income.
Ottawa
City of Ottawa - Data Catalogue
GIS
A Collection of GIS layers for the capital city.
See the Canada data coverage as well as the Internet Resources page.

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Western Provinces

Title
Source
Type
Description
General
Manitoba's Mineral Resources
interactive
GIS
Site offers a variety of methods of viewing and accessing a wide range of geospatial information for the province of Manitoba. Resources are available through interactive mapping, direct download or referral to outside sources may be suggested. Data files include topographic information, land use, orthoimagery, forest inventory, place names, geology - to name a few. Users are required to register before accessing the site.
DataBC
interactive
GIS
Geospatial resources for British Columbia are available through interactive mapping using iMapBC or direct download.
CASI-1500 VNIR (hyperspectral) Imagery (Osoyoos, BC)
Brock
RS
These sample data include hyperspectral visible near Infrared (VNIR) imagery with a 1500 pixel field of view at 1.5m resolution.
CASI-1500 VNIR (hyperspectral) Imagery (University of Calgary, AB)
Brock
RS
These sample data include hyperspectral visible near Infrared (VNIR) imagery with a 1500 pixel field of view at 25cm resolution.

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Eastern Provinces

Title
Source
Type
Description
General
Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Branch
GIS
Site provides a selection of digital products for download featuring the geology of Nova Scotia.

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Canada

Title
Source
Type
Description
General
Municipal Open Data Portals in Canada
interactive
static
File lists homepages for open data portals of municipalities/regions/counties in Canada.
ArcCanada
GIS
National and provincial level data as well as continental, global and site-specific data. File formats include raster (DEM, TIFF, ) and ESRI vector shapefiles.
Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP)
GIS
CLUMP examines land use for major urban areas, including Niagara, from 1966 through 1986 on a five-year basis. The classification scheme consists of 15 classes which are based on air photo interpretation, field surveys and census information. Simply search for or select the desired result based on geographic location then select the "ZIP" button from the bottom of the page to begin the download.
CanMatrix
static
CanMatrix files are scanned National Topographic Series (NTS) maps available as "Print Ready" PDFs or georeferenced TIFF files (GeoTIFFs) for download via GeoGratis. Local CanMatrix maps for the greater Golden Horseshoe are available using the Brock University Map Library interface.
DMTI Platinum Postal Code Suite
GIS
National coverage of six-digit postal code points, boundaries and forward sortation areas.
DMTI Canadian Atlas Map Bundle
GIS
National and provincial level data based on the National Atlas Information Service (NAIS) small scale mapping project.
DMTI Clutter Data
GIS
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
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
GIS
Neighbourhood boundaries (urban areas) and community boundaries (urban and rural areas).
DMTI Parks & Recreation
GIS
A national database including parks of all varieties (national, provincial, amusement, golf, zoos, wildlife areas, conservation areas, bird santuaries, etc.).
ESRI Canada
GIS
ArcGIS Explorer downloads; data downloads; webinar resources; on-line GIS and more.
The Geography Network
GIS
interactive
static
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
GIS
interactive
static
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
GIS
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
GIS
Developed by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG), this portal offers easy access to satellite imagery, administrative boundaries, National Hydro Network, National Power Line Network, National Railway Network or the National Road Network.
Historical Atlas of Canada
interactive
static
This site is an online learning project providing a rich environment in which one can explore a variety of historical themes and episodes in the history of Canada using interactive mapping tools, graphics and text.
The National Land and Water Information Service (NLWIS)
interactive
GIS
Site provides access to Web sites and interactive mapping tools and GIS layer downloads dealing with land, soil, water, climate and biodiversity resources in Canada. These sites will be useful to all who share a concern about the health and safety of food and water, the growing demand for new products, and about environmentally sustainable food production.
Outline Maps
TRUE NORTH Clipart Maps of Canada
static
A collection of vector and raster city, provincial, and national map images.
Census Data
Census Profiles Tables (CHASS)
tables
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
GIS
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
GIS
Health region boundaries including Public health units and Local Health Integration Network.
Streets & Transportation
DMTI CanMap Streetfiles
GIS
This vector data set details nationwide coverage of roads, highways, street names and address ranges, 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
GIS
A database of railway and transit lines.
MetroGuide Canada Version 4
GPS
A database of streets, addresses and points of interest ready to load to a Garmin GPS unit.
National Road Network
GIS
WMS
Site provides the most up-to-date road data for all of Canada. The data is available in ESRI shapefile format, free to download and is organized by province.
Physical Geography Data

 

CanMatrix - Raster NTS (FREE via GeoGratis)

static,
GIS
Georeferenced and scanned topographic maps originating from the National Topographic Series mapping.
CanMatrix - Raster NTS Zoomified (Golden Horseshoe)
static
CanMatrix series maps of the Golden Horseshoe in a handy web interface for viewing, zooming and download. Coverage for this project is the Golden Horseshoe.
Topo Canada Version 2
GPS
A database of contours, spot heights, rivers and lakes ready to load to a Garmin GPS unit.
National Soil Database by CANSIS
GIS,
static
ArcInfo coverages of soil polygons based on the National Soil Database. Attributes of GIS data are questionable. Detailed soil surveys are available.
National Hydro Network
GIS
Geospatial vector data describing hydrographic features such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, canals, islands, obstacles (e.g. waterfalls, rapids, rocks in water) and constructions (e.g. dams, wharves, dikes), as well as a linear drainage network and the toponymic information (geographical names) associated to hydrography.
DMTI CanMap Digital Elevation Models
GIS
Digital Elevation Models offering a continuous surface of elevation based on the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale national topographic mapping.
Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED)
GIS
Digital Elevation Models offering a continuous surface of elevation based on the 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale national topographic mapping.

DMTI CanMap Water

GIS
Detailed water layers based on 1:50,000 scale mapping.
Northwest Territories
Digital Compilation of Vegetation Types of the Mackenzie Valley Transportation Corridor
GIS
Data representing a broad vegetation classification.
Northwest Territories, Canada Digital Atlas
GIS,
e-atlas
A collection of maps and data based on work led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada.
Yukon Territory
Yukon Digital Geology
GIS
A variety of geoscience data sets in digital format on the geology of the Yukon Territory including bedrock, glacial limits, oil & gas wells, physiography, mineral occurrences and more.

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United States

Title
Source
Type
Description
General
Climate Atlas of the United States
GIS,
e-atlas
This electronic atlas replaces the popular paper copy Climatic Atlas of the United States
ESRI Data and Maps
GIS
A collection of map data for the World, North America, United States and Europe. Themes include boundaries, transportation networks, hydrology, recreation and specialized census collections for the US and Europe.
TopoQuest
GIS
Site offers USGS and Canadian 1:50K topographic maps in GeoTIFF format.
National Map Viewer
interactive
WMS
Site offers interactive mapping, GIS data download and GeoPDFs for topographic mapping of the United States.
GeoCommunity Marketplace - GIS Data Depot
GIS
The data depot provides a variety of GIS layers for the United States.
U.S. Census Bureau
interactive
GIS
Site offers details, interactive mapping and data download for the American Census.

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World

Title
Source
Type
Description
General
ESRI Data and Maps
GIS

A collection of map data for the World, North America, United States and Europe. Themes include boundaries, transportation networks, hydrology, recreation and specialized census collections for the US and Europe.

Vector Map Level 0 (VMap0)
GIS
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)
GIS
World coastline, country borders (as lines not polygons) and global bathymetry.
MapArt Outline Map Series
digital
Collection of basic outline maps that are editable in Adobe Illustrator.
USGS Earth Explorer

GIS
RS

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
GIS

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.

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TOOLS

Title
Type
Description
General
Land Information Ontario (LIO)
interactive
Interactive mapping of a variety of themes available thought the LIO data warehouse. To acquire GIS layers please submit a request to Map, Data & GIS Library staff.
Ontario Wind Resource Atlas
interactive
static
That atlas includes a map viewer and a wind data generator that provides the public with thematic maps showing wind statistics as well as tables, charts and graphs.
Hamilton iMapper
web
Site offers interactive mapping for the city including aerial photography, cultural features, public works, community services, etc.
Niagara Navigator
interactive
Interactive mapping including base layers plus orthoimagery (1934, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010).
NPCA Watershed Explorer
interactive
Online interactive mapping tool includes operational and base data that can be used to explore detailed visual information about NPCA planning and permitting interests, regulated areas, watershed monitoring efforts, natural area features and Conservation Areas. For additional help, download the NPCA Watershed Explorer Reference Guide or check out the Help page, accessible in the upper right corner of the map.
Toronto Bay Initiative
interactive
Site provides interactive mapping of the Toronto waterfront including a historical shoreline superimposed on current orthoimagery.
Agri-maps (Manitoba)
interactive
Interactive map viewer. GIS data relating to agriculture and the agriculture industry can be displayed and customized to a certain degree. Data is not available for download.
GIS Map Gallery (Manitoba)
interactive
Interactive mapping tool for displaying mineral resources and related information for the province of Manitoba.
Community Mapping Network (British Columbia)
interactive
Interactive web mapping services providing layers of natural resources information and maps. Extensive metadata is available including details about acquiring GIS data layers. First time users must install the free Autodesk Mapguide Viewer.
Atlas of Canada
interactive
static
Site provides a wide range of interactive and static thematic maps of Canada. The site links to GeoGratis for data downloads.
Canada's National Forest Inventory (CanFI)
interactive
static
The inventory is compiled approximately every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. An overview is available in PDF format.
Canadian Wind Energy Atlas
interactive
static
This site features colour maps representing the average wind velocity and power for the whole country, procedures for generating different simulation maps, and a download section where data files are used to create custom simulations.
Toporama
interactive
WMS
Topographic mapping of Canada accessed through an interactive mapping environment. Detail of the maps is based on the 1:50, 000 scale National Topographic Database (NTDB) produced by Natural Resources Canada.
GeoSearch 2006 (Canada)
interactive
This site provides an interactive tool for thematic mapping and searching 2006 census data. Instructions for using GeoSearch are available.
National Map Viewer
interactive
WMS
Site offers interactive mapping, GIS data download and GeoPDFs for topographic mapping of the United States.
Google Maps
interactive
An interactive road map with satellite imagery viewing options for the entire globe. Use Googlesearch power to find street addresses, cities, countries and other locations of interest. Streetview offers 360 degree views from selected streets around the world, though coverage of Canada is non-existant, our neighbours to the south is well represented as well as popular cities in Europe and Australia. Sign up with Google and create customized maps to share with others via email or a website. Instructions are available.
Live Search Maps
interactive
Microsoft's version of Google Maps and offers a seemless road map with aerial views as well as "Bird's Eye Views" of key locations. Aerial coverage compliments Google maps coverage in some parts of the world (i.e. Niagara Region coverage is seemless). Traffic layers offer real-time Canadian content and indicates locations of accidents with details such as estimated "end times".
Google Earth
interactive software
A free software download providing a variety of geographic information on a satellite imagery base. Upgrades are available at a cost offering extra features such as importing GIS data layers, database files or data directly from a GPS unit. Instructions are available.
ArcGIS Online
Cloud GIS

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
Cloud GIS

ArcGIS Explorer Online is a data exploration and viewing tool. The dashboard feature allows you to compare the attributes of different features on the map and graph them. Explorer Online requires the Microsoft Silverlight plugin in order to run and is map focused. It doesn't allow you to manage other kinds of items you upload to ArcGIS Online. Use ArcGIS software 'in the cloud'. Save mapping projects, data layers in the cloud and share with the public, specific groups or make access restricted. Free ESRI Global Account required.

Make a Topographic Map
interactive
The Ministry of Natural Resources has a web map application that you can use to make a custom map of any part of Ontario. The map shows topographic information,such as roads, trails, lakes, rivers, wooded areas, wetlands and provincial parks, as well as municipal and township boundaries. It has features similar to those on Google and Bing Maps that let you zoom in and out, find places and turn satellite imagery on or off. You can also add your own text and print the map you make. This map draws on data from the Land Information Ontario (LIO) Warehouse.
Agricultural Information Atlas
interactive
Create maps, find data and generate records with larger map views, faster responses, updated air photos and new user-friendly tools for simple and easy navigation. With the Agricultural Information Atlas, you can acquire agricultural information and create maps, such as how to:
- Find and view a location (How do I do this?)
- Create Tile Drainage Records (How do I do this?)
- Create a Nutrient Management Strategy or NSM Plan (How do I do this?)
- Download the placemat - PDF
View layers such as parcels, administrative boundaries, drain information (location, classification, connection, etc.), agricultural land information, contours, land use, soils, watersheds (secondary, tertiary, quaternary), power lines, petroleum wells, NTS 50K grid, OBM Map Sheet Index, and railways.
National Atlas (USA)
interactive
Site offers interactive mapping plus a range of static maps in PDF and GIF format covering a variety of subject matter.

Searching the library catalogue:

  1. Select the Advanced Search option.
  2. Enter a specific geographic area or topic, for example: roads AND electronic resource
  3. From Location, select Map Library
  4. Link to the resource fact sheet or submit a GeoSpatial DATA REQUEST form.
 

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