Data Files for Geospatial

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Data File   Year
2011 flood Imagery - RM of Corman Park
11 Images of the RM of Corman Park, to define high water levels during the 2011 flood.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - open geospatial web services
Interactive maps and data download related to agriculture in Canada. Canadian Land Inventory, Climate data, Census of Agriculture, Land Cover and more.
Alberta Geological Survey
This is a free site for viewing or downloading geological maps of Alberta. Examples of maps include drift thickness, groundwater/hydrogeology, and mineral resources.
AltaLIS is a provincial resource that provides mapping data for Alberta. Offers some small scale topographic and boundary data free, as well as samples of other data products.
ATIC is no longer serving the academic market; we have archived prior acquisitions for use by faculty and students.
British Columbia Geological Survey
Online database for geological and geoscientific information provided by the British Columbian Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. Resources are mainly focused on providing information about existing and potential mineral resources. It hosts both GIS maps and tools, as well as written publications.The maps are free to view within a web browser after installing an Autodesk plugin.
Canada's Nutrition and Health Atlas
Here you'll find maps and tables that make it easy to access information about the health and nutrition of Canadians. You can either view maps for each indicator, or view the data for each province.
Canadian Atlas Bundle
Database of topographic maps including: 1:2. 1:7.5 and 1:30 million scale maps and the Canadian Names Database.CAMB includes placenames, geographic features, roads, administrative regions and more
Canadian Geographical Names Data Base
Access nearly 320 000 geographical names stored in the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base
CanMap Parks and Recreation
Available through Equinox. Includes park boundaries and point features. Also includes area codes, time zones, provinces and more. Type 'Parks' into search box and limit to Geographical data.
CanMap Postal Geography
Includes Postal Code File, Enhanced Postal Code File and the Forward Sortation Area boundaries.
CanMap Rail File
Produced by DMTI Spatial, available through Equinox.Includes railway and transit lines, capital cities, transportation stops, water and provincial boundaries. Type 'Rail' into search box and limit Geographically.
  2002 -
CanMap Route Logistics
Features include road name and number, exit numbers, time to travel in minutes, truck route information, highway attributes and more.
  2002 -
CanMap Street Files
Produced by DMTI Spatial. Includes: major roads, street addresses, populated place names, regional and municipal boundaries, points of interest, etc
CanMap Water
Includes: water regions, name points, water points, water lines and slough regions.
Census Agricultural Regions, 2001: Digital Boundary Files
Contains the boundaries of all 82 census agricultural regions.
Census Agricultural Regions, 2006: Boundary Files
Also known as CARS.
Digital and cartographic boundary files.
Census Agricultural Regions, 2011: Boundary Files
Also known as CARS.
Digital and cartographic boundary files.
Census of Canada Geography Files 2006
Includes DA,CSD,CD,CMA,CT,FED cartographic boundary files. Also Water, digital boundary files, road networks and agriculture boundary files.
Census of Canada Geography Files 2011
Cartographic boundary files, digital boundary files and road network files based on 2011 Census data.
Census of Population
Geographic Coverage: Dissemination Block / Dissemination Area / Census Tract / Urban Area / Census Metropolitan Area / Designated Place / Census Subdivision / Census Division / Province / Canada / Federal electoral district / Forward Sortation Area / Economic Region.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. GIS data in these areas is available for download.
Catalogue of satellite images acquired by CCRS receiving stations since 1972 - organized by satellite/sensor - searchable by track/frame, lat/long, place name or NTS - primarily Canadian data - displays browse images and location maps - includes some image mosaics . Price quoted by supplier varies by satellite/sensor and product.
Chronic Disease Infobase
Online mapping of Chronic diseases across Canada.
City of Nanaimo Data Catalog
City data available through HTML, KML, Shapefiles and Google Maps.
City of Saskatoon GIS Data
Data from the city of Saskatoon: Neighbourhood,bus route, population by neighbourhood, park, streets, accidents, and road work.
Community Information Database
Free online resource for socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada. Online mapping at the provincial leval as well as by Economic region, census division or census subdivision (community) level.
Digital Elevation Model of Manitoba   2010
Digital Elevation Models World Data Set (Raster)
Also known as DTED
Free worldwide spatial data including administrative boundaries, roads, elevation, landcover and more. DIVA-GIS also is an open source software program for working with data.
DMTI Neighbourhood files    
DMTI Platinum Postal Suite
Includes: Enhanced Postal Codes (MEP), Retired Postal Codes, Forward Sortation Area Boundaries (FSA), Local Delivery Area Unit Boundaries(LDU).
DMTI Spatial Clutter files
Spatial Clutter: 11 class land use raster dataset based on the NTDB 1:50,000 scale maps.Categories are: Freshwater, Ocean, Coniferous Forest, Deciduous Forest, Open Land, Airports, Industrial, Urban, Dense Urban, Core Urban, and Wetland.
DMTI Spatial [Digital Map Collection]
Includes CanMap Street Files, CanMap Route Logistics, Canadian atlas bundle, Postal geography, CanMap Parks, CanMap rail file, CanMap major roads and highways, Municipal amalgamation file, GeoPinpoint software
  2002 -
DRI: Drought Research Initiative
DRI aims to better understand the physical characteristics of and processes influencing Canadian Prairie droughts, and to contribute to their better prediction, through a focus on the recent severe drought of 1999 - 2004/05. Related data is available free of charge.
Earth Atlas
Allows users to upload KML data for use with statistical content, background imagery using Google Earth. Worldwide online mapping including fertility rates, GDP, Life expectancy and more.
Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal
The site is no longer active but the archived datasets are still freely available on the data page.
Enhanced Points of Interest
Available through Equinox. National database of nearly 1 million Canadian businesses and points of interest.
Environment Canada - GIS
Includes GIS data for hydrology, weather, climate and more.
ESRI online and downloadable data
Includes Europe, USA, North American streetmaps, andworldwide GIS data.
Federal Electoral Districts / Enumeration Areas    
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Spatial Data Holdings
Users can download selected datasets as an ESRI shapefile directly.
FlySask2 (Saskatchewan Geospatial Imagery Collaborative)
Non members have access to: Administrative boundaries, National Topographic System, Raster Tile Indexes, FlySask Orthophoto Program, National Road Network, Sask Grid, Blue Marble Next Generation and Spot 10m imagery. Members can access additional features: Spot 2.5m and tile dates, Regina 2006 and 2009 imagery, Saskatoon 2001 imagery and Orthophoto tile dates. Contact GIS library services for login and password.
Food Environment Atlas - USDA
Spatial overview of a communitie's ability to access healthy food, and its success in doing so. Can download Excell data.
GEO-STAT web mapping and data reporting
GAco-Stat combines statistics with mapping. Includes Canadian and USA maps with demographic data.
GeoBase (Canadian Digital Elevation Data)
Government of Canada and the Natural Resources Canada Centre for Topographic Information. This resource provides Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED), an ordered array of ground elevations at regularly spaced intervals. The CDED data is used in GIS for land-management applications by providing a powerful analytical tool for estimating values of elevation points, determining orientation and slope of each point, developing terrain models, and calculating the significance of the terrain on line-of-sight, an extremely useful tool in such practices as radar imaging and flood simulation. Other data available includes: Administrative Boundaries, Geodetic Network, Geographical Names, Land Cover, National Hydro Network, National Road Network and Satellite Imagery.
View and download GIS data, create mash-ups, and analyze data
GeoCommons Finder allows users to locate, import, export and mashup geodata. Maker allows users to create, publish and share spatial data.
The GeoConnections program is a Federal Government Initiative to build up the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure and to provide geographic-related information to Canadians via the Internet.
Geography attribute files, 1971 - 1996
For census years 1971 - 1996
Geography Network Canada
The Geography Network Canada is an online resource for finding and sharing Canadian geographic content, including maps and data from many of our country's leading providers (ESRI, GeoBase and DMTI are the main contributors).
GeoGratis (Natural Resources Canada)
Free GIS data from NRCan. Includes several GIS datasets including: CanTopo, a new generation of topographic maps being produced by NRCan); CanMatrix(Georeferenced), produced by scanning federal-government topographic maps at the 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 scales and CanVec( what was known as the NTDB is carried on by CanVec). CanVec is a digital cartographic reference product produced by Natural Resources Canada.
GeoNova is the Province of Nova Scotia's gateway to geographic information about Nova Scotia.
Web mapping service of the French government. Users can view high resolution images of locations throughout mainland France and its territories.
Government of Saskatchewan. Includes spatial data (ESRI Shape, AutoCAD DXF), Pre-packaged data (ESRI Shape, AutoCAD DXF, Metadata XML), Static Maps (PDF, GIF, JPG) and Applications.
Global GIS Database
Part of the US Geological Survey Digital Data Series.
  2000 -
Global Land Cover Facility
The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) provides earth science data and products to help everyone to better understand global environmental systems. In particular, the GLCF develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products that explain land cover from the local to global scales. Primary data and products available at the GLCF are free to anyone via FTP. Online datasets may be accessed electronically through the Earth Science Data Interface (ESDI).
Google Mapping
Links to Google Maps, Google Earth and Free GIS data.
Government of Alberta - Sustainable Resource Development
The Data Distribution Unit of the Resource Information Management Branch (RIMB) distributes select natural resource and ecological data sets on behalf of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) and Alberta Environment.
Government of Canada - open data
Public access to data
Grand River Conservation Authority
Create a map, view ready made maps and download data regarding the Grand River Watershed in Ontario.
Great Lakes Information Network - GIS data
Data regarding biota, boundaries, climate, imagery, elevation, environment, and more - relating to the Great Lakes. Data available in PDF, KML,SHP and GML. Layers are accompanied by metadata.
GSRUG : Geodetic Survey Routine : UTM/TM and Geographic   2005
Harmonized World Soil Database
The Land Use Change and Agriculture Program of IIASA (LUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have developed a new comprehensive Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD). The data is incredibly useful for planning sustainable expansion of agricultural production to achieve food security and provides information for national and international policymakers in addressing emerging problems of land competition for food production, bio-energy demand and threats to biodiversity.
Health facilities in Saskatchewan
From the ministry of Health, locations of health facilities in the province. Available in shp. or Google Earth kmz formats.
Interactive map containing information concerning disease outbreaks and health warnings worldwide. The data is freely available and easily accessible. It is a very useful and interesting service for anyone interested in the location of disease outbreaks.
iMap Saskatoon
Online map of the city of Saskatoon with layers including schools, aerial photos, neighbourhoods and more.
Island Forest Management, Saskatchewan
Data from SRC, island forest management , Saskatchewan.
Land Information Ontario - Ministry of Natural Resources
Ontario data available to the general public. Must fill out two copies of the license and return to the ministry. Can sign up online to request data download.
Landsat Mosaic: World Data Set (Raster)   1995
Manitoba Geological Survey
Includes viewable and interactive maps, geological databases, free downloading of reports and maps, 3-D geological model of manitoba, and more.
Manitoba Land Initiative
Must register for use. Access to geospatial information from the government of Manitoba.
MapPlace - Government of British Columbia
Access to maps and databases of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Interactive maps and data download.
NASA Imagery in Google Earth
NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center established this portal which provides access to NASA imagery downloadable as KML files for importation into Google Earth.
National Atlas (US)
The data is available from the United States Department of the Interior. This map viewer gives you the ability to work with interactive maps and combine layers such as:agriculture, biology, boundaries, climate, environment, geology, history, map reference, people, transportation and water. Also available are printable maps, wall maps and dynamic maps.The data is freely available.
National Geographic - The World's Freshwater
Online mapping of the world's freshwater including: Permafrost, Glaciated area or ice sheet, Rivers and lakes, Wetlands and Groundwater.
National Soil Database
The National Soil Database is available from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website. This database provides soil, landscape, and climate data for all of Canada. Data is freely available from links that are posted on the website.
National Topographic Database (NTDB): Electronic Resource
This collection is static now. Actual users of the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) should plan to make the transition towards CanVec product. The National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) comprises digital vector data sets that cover the entire Canadian landmass. Geomatics Canada has digitized and structured thousands of topographic maps, creating a complete and uniform product that can be highly useful in a broad range of industries. The NTDB includes features such as watercourses, urban areas, railways, roads, vegetation, and relief.
National Transformation, Version 2   2004
Natural Earth
Free Vector and raster map data at 1:10m, 1:50 and 1:110.
Natural Hazards Support System
The GIS data available is information on all the natural hazards affecting areas in the United States. Interactive mapping of floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires and weather watches. All of this information is made available from the United States Geological Survey.
Natural Resources Canada - Mapping
Topo maps, The Atlas of Canada, Aerial Photos, Satellite Imagery, Geological Maps, Land Surveying, Forest Maps and Mining Maps.
New Brunswick Geographic Data & Maps Section
The Geographic Data & Maps section gives access to freely available geographic information of New Brunswick, plus links to other geographic data and maps sites.
North American Environmental Atlas
Produced by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, a joint project between environmental authorities from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Main categories include Terrestrial Ecosystems, Marine Ecosystems, Pollution and Waste, and Human Influence. Access is provided free of charge, maps can be downloaded in a variety of different formats, and data is integrated with Google Earth Viewer.
Northern Theoretic Township Files
Also known as Saskatchewan Northern Townships - available on cd (2004) or online (2010)
Northwest Territories - GoMap
GoMap is a web based GIS application for viewing, querying and downloading from the database which includes mineral occurence, publications, exploration reports and other references to geology and mineral exploration in thh NWT.
Nova Scotia Bedrock Geology Data
Available from the Department of Natural Resources are the Bedrock Geology at different scales for the province of Nova Scotia. Various formats are available for download such as ESRI shapfile, AutoCAD and PDF.
NWT Meta-cumulative Effects
The Canadian Arctic Resources Committee has just taken one major step in removing the blindfold from northern development: a computer-based tool that uses satellite imagery and publicly available information to map the increasing impact of development in the Northwest Territories.
OneGeology Portal
Geological map data covering the globe.
Ontario Greenbelt Data
ArcGIS shape files for the Ontario Greenbelt project.
Subject to Ontario government license agreement. Contact Data & GIS Library Services to obtain access to the files.
Open Street Map
OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the world, made by users.
Ordnance Survey Maps
UK government's open data service
Placenames Tabular Data Set (Text) : Geocommunity Bundle   1995
Postal Code Areas
Postal code polygons for the City of Saskatoon
Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+)
PCCF+ is a complementary product to the PCCF file.
Note: online access to PCCF products is no longer available.
Postal Code Conversion Files (PCCF)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online access to PCCF files is no longer available. Recently, Statistics Canada signed a revised license agreement with Canada Post and requested each DLI institution to remove access to all postal code data products.
Postal Codes by Federal Ridings (PCFR)    
Postal codes by neighbourhood
Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina
Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina  
Prince Edward Island GIS Data
GIS data files for download: Base maps, Property Index, Fire Coverage, Municipal Boundaries, Watershed Boundaries, and national/provincial parks.
Data could be used for any number of things such as finding school districts or locating waterways.
Provincial Electoral Boundary Data Set for Saskatchewan
KML or Shapefile available
Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources - Maps
Maps relating to Quebec's natural resources
Road Network File, 2000-2009
These files contain roads, road names and address ranges used for mapping the road network in Canada.
Archived content. For current files, see the 2011 version.
Search property assessment online with this map application.
Saskatchewan General Purpose Base Map
Information Services Corporation now offers this dataset at no cost for licensed private or public research.
Saskatchewan Maps Online   2007
Saskatchewan Northern Townships Shapefiles (ArcView)
Also known as NTFM
3400 townships in northern Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Oil and Gas InfoMap
Interactive map of Saskatchewan, including data on the location of Saskatchewan's oil and gas resources.The data is available free of charge from the Government of Saskatchewan and can be downloaded.
Saskatchewan Township Fabric Map - SaskGrid
Integrates southern Township Fabric Map and northern theoretical data.
Composed of township shape file, section shape file, quarter section shape file, legal subdivision shape file, monument shape file and Monument ASCII file.
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency - maps and GIS
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority managed Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets and static maps can be viewed and downloaded from the GeoSask Portal website. See site for more details.
SaskMuniMaps is an interactive mapping system that provides municipal information in map and tabular form on population, expenditures, revenues, grants, assessment values, reserves, debt and uncollected revenues for the years 2002 to 2007.
Here Sailors, Boaters, Crew, Surfers or sea lovers from around the world can share information about anchorages or surf spots, marinas and services in their area to create the "Sea-Seek" boating resource.Sea-seeks GIS data is useful for both locals and tourists. Data available includes a world map (Google Earth) and information such as photos and advice.
Select Ontario
Select Ontario is a flexible and dynamic search tool designed for site selectors. It makes site selection decision-making easier as it showcases investment properties, infrastructure, location advantages and workforce statistics within a single application. Select Ontario lets users customize their site search by defining their business needs, including proximity to transportation routes and infrastructure, availability of real estate, availability of skilled workers and industry cluster locations. Select Ontario gives site selectors quick access to key information needed to find ideal sites in over 500 communities in Ontario.
ShareGeo Open
ShareGeo Open is a spatial data repository in the UK. Data includes boundaries, biota, coastlines, crime and more.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (NASA)
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth.
Socioeconomic data and application center
Information gateway with links to several online GIS sources
Statistics Canada - Health Indicators Data and Maps
Maps include health regions, and thematic maps alphabetically (includes topics such as obesity, asthma, mortality etc)
Street Network and Feature Extension Files, Canada, 1996   1996
Environmental Health e-maps From the US National Library of Medicine. Explores on site toxic releases and hazardous waste sites from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory and the Superfund National Priorities List
U.S. Census Bureau: Geography
Includes TIGER/Line Shapefiles, Census Geographic Products, LandView 6, Maps and Map resources and more.
U.S. Geographic Data
U.S. data catalogue. Free geodata available for download.
United States Department of Justice - Regional Crime Analysis
This software is able to assist the assesment of crime on a regional basis; it can be used to map incident locations and general patterns of crime across jurisdictions. The data is freely available.
USDA - CropScape: Cropland data layer
Online mapping of cropland data from 1997-2010 from the USDA.
USGS - maps, imagery and publications
Access to aerial photos, satellite imagery and data from the US Geological Survey.
USGS Earth Explorer   2010
Vancouver Open Data Catalogue
Detailed list of GIS files for the City of Vancouver.
Vector Map Level 0
Also known as VMAP0. Digital world map. Scale: 1:1,000,000. Horizontal datum: VGS84. Vertical datum: mean sea level
Watershed Boundaries of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) Project
The GIS database is the authoritative source for gross and effective drainage areas in the Prairie Provinces. The access to the information is easily obtainable through maps, tables, data and news. The best feature is the easy to follow web page along with the free hydrologically-based mapping and analysis system
Wikimedia commons - Atlas
Collection of geographical, political and historical maps available online.
World Freedom Atlas
A geovisualization tool for world statistics. Designed for Social Scientists, NGO workers, and others who wish to have a better understanding of issues of freedom, democracy, human rights and good governance. Covers 1990-2006.
World Health Organization - Public Health Mapping and GIS
The World Health Organization's Public Health Mapping and GIS tools, such as HealthMapper, The Global Health Atlas, and Remote field data collection tools in combination with a Google Maps power HealthMap, which brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
World News Atlas
Daily news linked to world map.
Yukon digital elevation model - 30 meter
Web directory of Yukon spatial data
Yukon GIS Data
Access to departmental administrative boundaries, departmental base of framework data, resource inventory data and extra data.
ZoomProspector allows businesses to decide where to locate based on certain criteria.

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