Blog posts archive

February 2014

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).