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. 29, 2016Southwestern Ontario Orhoimagery Project (SWOOP) 2015

    SWOOP 2015 imagery now available through Scholars GeoPortal:


    The SWOOP image data consists of Fugro acquired digital imagery with sensor Leica geosystems ADS100 collected between April 12th and May 23rd 2015.

  2. Nov. 17, 2016GIS Day - November 16, 2016

    GIS Day was a great success again this year! Attendees were treated to:

    Opening talk featuring the Geospatial Club:

    • Network Optimization to Reduce Police Emergency Response Times

    Research lightening talks:

  3. Sept. 29, 20161:25,000 National Topographic System {NTS} maps {downloadable}

    Archival {post 1967} NTS maps {1:25,000} are now available for download:


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Our hours (Fall Term)

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 closed closed

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