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.

Our most recent digitization projects include:

Kitchener-Waterloo: 1955 to present
•             Dundas 1851 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jRscUm
•             Galt 1867 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jR7u7c
•             Ottawa 1911 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jRvLKn
•             Toronto 1857 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jRaAbw
•             Toronto 1888 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jRs5bv
•             Toronto 1912 and Today: http://arcg.is/2jRt8s7

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

  1. May 16, 2017An eye to the past: Story Map "Swipe" and "Spyglass"

    Story Map "Swipe" and "Spyglass" is an ArcGIS online application that enables users to interact with two web maps or two layers. The Geospatial Centre uses this application to give a visual comparison between historical airphotos and maps with the present.

  2. May 15, 2017City of Mississauga digital orthomosaic (2016)

    The 2016 Enhanced Compressed Wavelets (ECW) imagery was received from the City of Mississauga. Available through both Scholars GeoPortal and the Geospatial Centre the mosaicked imagery has a ground pixel resolution of 15 cm and total file size of 1.33 GB.

  3. Apr. 12, 2017City of Mississauga municipal data (2012-2016)

    The City of Mississauga municipal data is now accessible through both Scholars GeoPortal, and also the Geospatial Centre. Data ranges from 2012 - 2016.


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Our hours (Spring Term)

Day Hours open Reference
Monday - Friday 8:30- 4:30

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

Weekend closed closed

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