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.

  1. Oct. 25, 2022New Imagery received from Region of Peel

    The Region of Peel has provided the Geospatial Centre with several MrSID mosaics taken in 2020 and 2021. The Region of Peel in its entirety is available at the following resolutions: 7.5cm, 50cm, 1 metre. Individual cities and municipalies like Caledon, Mississauga, and Brampton are available at 7.5cm resolution, in MrSID image format. The Region of Peel, 7.5cm, is over 81 Gigs in size and will require an external hard drive to transfer. 

  2. Aug. 12, 2021Updated Orthoimagery: Waterloo, Toronto, Durham, Guelph

    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. 

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  3. Aug. 10, 2021Updated 2020 UW Campus Data

    We have acquired an update for the UW Campus data. There are a total of 542 data layers covering north and south campus. Currently available in AutoCAD format, however data conversions can be made upon request. 

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Our hours

GIS services are available virtually via Teams, OneDrive and email. You may also book appointments for in-person consultations by using the Ask us form. The Geospatial Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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