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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. July 25, 2017Digital historical street network for Waterloo County

    In 2011, the staff in the University Map Library re-constructed the 1955 street network for Waterloo County. In 2017, the staff at the Geospatial Centre updated the project with 2016 data, allowing scholars, historians and community residents to study and analyze past and present street patterns. 

    To visualize the changes which have occurred within the Waterloo Region multiple web maps were created to showcase the urban growth, road network, and road name changes between 1955 and 2016.

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Our hours (Fall Term)

Sept. 6th -

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

Weekend

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