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. Jan. 12, 2018City of Waterloo 2017 data update

    Received from the City of Waterloo 2017 data updates, including new data files for district plans, surficial geology, soils and major active transit interest routes.


  2. Jan. 11, 2018DMTI Spatial 2017 data update

    2017 DMTI data updates are now available at the Geospatial Centre. Data updates include route logistics, parks, rail, water and enhanced points of interest (EPOI).

  3. Nov. 23, 2017Central Ontario Orthophotography Project (COOP) (2016)

    This image data is the result of private and government entities working together under the coordination of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF). Fugro was contracted by OMNRF to acquire and process the full colour digital imagery which encompassed an area of approximately 53,729 square kilometres; and collected between May 6th and June 10th, 2016 using Leica ADS100 Digital Camera systems. Imagery acquisition was performed at 2,377 meters above mean terrain (AMT) to produce a 20 cm resolution.

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Our hours (Winter Term)

January 2nd -


Hours  open


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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