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City of Kitchener: 2017 orthoimagery

Received from the City of Kitchener, 2017 orthoimagery. The full colour (3 bands) mosaic is in Mr.SID format, 12 cm resolution. Projection is NAD_1983_UTM_17N.

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/city-kitchener-orthomosaic-2017

City of Kitchener: 2017 data update

Received from the City of Kitchener, 2017 data updates including bridge, edge of pavement, impervious area, planning intensification area, property unit location, road island, double line street, and zoning.

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/collections/canadian-geospatial-data-resources/regional-municipality-waterloo/city-kitchener-municipal-data

City 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.

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/collections/canadian-geospatial-data-resources/regional-municipality-waterloo/city-waterloo-municipal-data

DMTI 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).

Historical Census Project

The historical census project used historical tabular census data from 1901-1951 (intervals of 10 years), transforming it into spatial data. Some of the census data used was ethnicity, employment, and population. A story map was created to display ethnicity over the 50-year period.

Historical Census Project

Central 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.

Swoop 2015 Imagery: Colour, Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Digital Surface Model (DSM), Lidar (LAS)

The Southwestern Ontario Orthophotography Project (SWOOP) 2015 imagery data consists of Fugro acquired digital imagery with sensor Leica geosystems ADS100 collected between April 12th and May 23rd 2015.

Waterloo Region historical maps

The Geospatial Centre has made available historical maps of Waterloo Region from 1815 to 1923. KMZ (map files) can be downloaded and viewed within Google Earth.

Digital historical street network for Waterloo County

In 2011, the staff in the University Map Library re-constructed the 1955 street network for Waterloo County. In 2017, the staff at the Geospatial Centre updated the project with 2016 data, allowing scholars, historians and community residents to study and analyze past and present street patterns. 

To visualize the changes which have occurred within the Waterloo Region multiple web maps were created to showcase the urban growth, road network, and road name changes between 1955 and 2016.

Population Growth of Waterloo through 1867 to the present

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Geospatial Centre has created a graphic visualizing the population growth of Waterloo from 1855 to 2016.

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/population-growth-waterloo-through-1867-present

Using ArcGIS Online's storybook application, you can see the increase in Waterloo's population over the years. The historical maps that were used to create the population density maps can be seen in the storymap.