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. July 27, 2021Updated Orthoimagery

    We are in the midst of updating many of our orthimagery collections. Recently we have acquired Brampton 2020, Mississauga 2020, all of DRAPE 2019 (Ottawa, Kington, etc). These datasets are available also on the Scholars Geoportal. We are still waiting on Region of Waterloo (2018, 2020), Guelph (2020), Toronto (2020) and Durham (2020). SWOOP 2020 will be out this year as well. 

  2. Apr. 27, 2021New provincial data from Environics Analytics

    The Geospatial Centre has acquired two new data sets this week: Business and Health data from Environics Analytics.

  3. Nov. 13, 2020City of Kitchener: Land use joined with parcels (2020)

    Received from the City of Kitchener, landuse joined with parcel data. Landuse categories include: agricultural, commercial, industrial, institutional, mixed use, open space, recreational, residential, row and utitility.

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Our hours

The Library has moved all of its reference services online, and the Geospatial Centre is therefore closed until further notice. We offer reference via email M-F 8:30 - 4:30, by the online "ASK US!" form.

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