Welcome to the Geospatial Centre

The Geospatial Centre is an inviting hub which provides cartographic and Geographic Information System (GIS) services to the University of Waterloo community. Services include reference, workshops, and access to GIS and remote sensing data.

Students, faculty, and staff have access to digital and printed maps, GIS technology, aerial photographs, and more.

The Geospatial Centre is located in the Dana Porter Library, 3rd floor, room 328.

  1. Nov. 23, 2017Central Ontario Orthophotography Project (COOP) (2016)

    This image data is the result of private and government entities working together under the coordination of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF). Fugro was contracted by OMNRF to acquire and process the full colour digital imagery which encompassed an area of approximately 53,729 square kilometres; and collected between May 6th and June 10th, 2016 using Leica ADS100 Digital Camera systems. Imagery acquisition was performed at 2,377 meters above mean terrain (AMT) to produce a 20 cm resolution.

  2. Nov. 13, 2017Swoop 2015 Imagery: Colour, Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Digital Surface Model (DSM), Lidar (LAS)

    The Southwestern Ontario Orthophotography Project (SWOOP) 2015 imagery data consists of Fugro acquired digital imagery with sensor Leica geosystems ADS100 collected between April 12th and May 23rd 2015.

  3. Aug. 16, 2017Waterloo Region historical maps

    The Geospatial Centre has made available historical maps of Waterloo Region from 1815 to 1923. KMZ (map files) can be downloaded and viewed within Google Earth.

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Our hours (Fall Term)

Sept. 6th - Dec. 22nd

Day Hours open Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:30- 6:00

10:00-12:00 1:30-4:30

Friday 8:30 - 4:30 10:00-12:00   1:30-4:30




Dec.23rd - Jan. 1st  - closed

Our hours (Winter Term)

January 2nd -


Hours  open


8:30 - 6:00

10:00-12:00  1:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 4:30 10:00-12:00  1:30 - 4:30
Weekend closed closed

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