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, third floor, room 328.
- Mar. 30, 2023
This initiative aims to provide scholars, researchers, and the public with a visual directory, index, and account of Kitchener's residential, business and industrial development. This Historical GIS project takes decades of digitized Vernon city directories (years 1901+), cleanses, collates and geo-locates over a million searchable individual entries using a map platform.
- Mar. 28, 2023
Statistics Canada thematic data files have been downloaded and prepared for library users as gdb and shapefiles. Additional data will be downloaded as it becomes available. To date we have:
- Age & Sex
- Household Compoisition & Marital Status
- Aug. 12, 2021
The Geospatial Centre is providing access to updated orthoimagery for a number of cities via the Scholars GeoPortal. We now have 2018 and 2020 Waterloo, 2020 Guelph, 2020 Durham Region and 2020 Toronto. Resolution is between 8cm - 12cm.
For access, please visit: