Blog posts archive

January 2014

City of Waterloo, 2014 municipal data updates

2014 municipal data updates were received from the City of Waterloo. Also received were new data including: heritage building footprints, sanitation sewer fitting/ gravity main/ manhole/ network structure, street trees and 2014 polling stations.

      Data courtesy of the City of Waterloo

City of Stratford municipal data

This vector data resource provides street and  planning information for the City of Stratford and is current to August 2014.

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/collections/canadian-geospatial-data-resources/other-ontario-cities-and-municipalities/city-stratford-municipal-data

City of Kitchener, 2014 municipal data updates

Received from the City of Kitchener, 2014 data updates to the Geospatial Centre's municipal data set.

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

LandScan

Received from the United States Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the LandScan global population database features the highest-accuracy population data available on the market. The population data is broken down into three levels:

  • countries
  • first-level administrative boundaries (i.e. provinces, states)
  • square-kilometre cells

This dataset has a wide range of applications across numerous fields, including business, planning, health and humanitarianism, and more. Currently, available population data ranges from 2000 to 2012.

The Geospatial Centre has launched a new website and blog!

The Geospatial Centre has launched a new website and blog!

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/

https://uwaterloo.ca/library/geospatial/blog

Town of Collingwood street and planning data

This vector data resource provides topographic and planning information for the Town of Collingwood, Ontario. This information was delivered to the Geospatial Centre by the Town of Collingwood in April 2014.

Zoning data (2014) for the City of Stratford

Received updated zoning data (2014) from the City of Stratford.

City of Brampton municipal data

Received from the City of Brampton updates to the Geospatial Centre's municipal data set. Also included were new data files for light poles, towers, driveways, vegetation and spot heights.

Global administrative areas (GADM)

The Geospatial Centre acquired updated data (version 2.0 - 2012) to "Global Administrative Boundaries" (GADM).

Region of Waterloo parks data

Parks data from the Region of Waterloo was received on May 7, 2014.

City of Toronto open data site

The City of Toronto open data site is continually updating and adding new data files. Creation dates for this rich open data ranges from 2009  to current. Data is available in various formats, including ESRI shapfile, Extendable Markup Language (XML), Excel, live feed and Comma Separated Values (CSV).

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=9e56e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) 2014 data

Received March 2014, data updates from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Data updates include flora, fauna, water bodies, watercourses, contours, watersheds and TRCA boundary.

City of Guelph 2014 municipal data

The Geospatial Centre received municipal data updates from the City of Guelph in March 2014.

2013 Orthoimagery for the City of Toronto

2013 Orthoimagery was received February 2014 from the Geospatial Competency Centre, Mapping Services, City of Toronto. Imagery covers the entire City of Toronto and consists of 3,018 tiles each covering an area of 0.5 km2, with an image resolution of 6 cm ground pixel.

City of Cambridge 2014 municipal data

In March 2014,  the Geospatial Centre received updates to the City of Cambridge municipal dataset.

Geospatial Centre Regional Municipality of Waterloo (RMOW) historical map project

The Geospatial Centre has a large collection of historical maps that are continuing to grow in popularity with library clients. To make this collection more accessible, in the summer of 2012, the Geospatial Centre launched an archival map scanning and digitization pilot project, and made the maps available online; a project that was inspired by Brock University’s online historical map collection.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo - orthoimosaic 2012

In January 2014, the Region of Waterloo made 2012 imagery data available to the Geospatial Centre through the Web Coverage Service (WCS). This 12 cm resolution, full colour orthomosaic has a total uncompressed file size of 331 GB.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo - orthoimosaic 2010

In January 2014, the Region of Waterloo made 2010 imagery data available to the Geospatial Centre through the Web Coverage Service (WCS). This 20 cm resolution, full colour orthomosaic has a total uncompressed file size of 240 GB.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) - subway/ bus routes, as well as subway stations

Received from the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) on February 2014, updated data for subway/ bus routes, as well as subway stations.

Region of Waterloo - 2014 data updates

In January 2014 the Geospatial Centre received from the Region data updates and new data files including golf courses, heritage sites, hydro one stations / structures, developed land-use areas, rapid transit facilities, gas pipelines, ambulance stations, city / town / village boundaries and Waterloo District School Board Boundaries (Catholic and Regional).

City of London 2013 orthoimagery

This data resource contains a full-colour MrSid orthoimage of the City of London. Imagery was taken in April 2013, and provided by the City of London to the Geospatial Centre in November 2013. Mosaic file size is approximately 2 GB with a spatial resolution of 15 cm.