Ontario Base Map Data

Historic topographic data layers based on the Ontario Basic Mapping series (1:10,000) published by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in the mid-1970s. Mapping was updated in the 1980s. Seamless coverage of features include: airports, buildings, contour lines (5 metre contour interval), spot heights, drainage, municipal boundaries, pits, quarries, roads, railways, utility lines, waterbodies and wetlands. This data is useful for topographic information available in the contours and spot height layers. Other layers do not contain detailed attribute records but are useful for visual purposes.

Ontario Base Map data
St. Catharines - Thorold
Citation

GIS layer
Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) [computer file]. (1996). Peterborough, ON: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Available:
http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm (Accessed date).

PDF file
Ontario Basic Mapping [computer file]. (2003). Peterborough, ON: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Available: Brock
University Maps, Data & GIS ftp://ftp.library.brocku.ca/NiagaraOBMpdfs/64004780.zip (Accessed date).

Restrictions

Data accessed from The Geography Network is in the public domain. Proper citation should be used.

Layers accessed through Scholars GeoPortal and PDF maps require authentication of current Brock status.

Related Information

Scholars GeoPortal (updated topographic themes, OBM index)

ftp prod.library.utoronto.ca\OGDE\OBM\ (staff access)[.shp, .pdf]

Local Access

MapPC – maps on 15 CDs – STAFF – Accessing OBM maps in PDF format for all of Ontario

Paper OBMs of Niagara are available in the MDGL – MapLib G 3461 N53 A1 1984 O56

Questions?

Contact us in-person at the Map, Data & GIS Library (Mackenzie Chown C306), via telephone at 905-688-5550 x5890, or via email at maplib@brocku.ca