January 2016

Kitchener-Waterloo: 1955 to present

Story Map "Swipe" and "Spyglass" is an ArcGIS online application that enables users to interact with two web maps or two layers. The Geospatial Centre used this application to give a visual comparison between Kitchener between 1955 and present.

Southwestern Ontario Orthoimagery Project (SWOOP) 2015

SWOOP 2015 imagery now available through Scholars GeoPortal and the Geospatial Centre:

GIS Day - November 16, 2016

GIS Day was a great success again this year! Attendees were treated to:

Opening talk featuring the Geospatial Club:

  • Network Optimization to Reduce Police Emergency Response Times

Research lightening talks:

1:25,000 National Topographic System {NTS} maps {downloadable}

Archival {post 1967} NTS maps {1:25,000} are now available for download:


New Geographic Information System (GIS) computer stations

To better serve our patrons, the Geospatial Centre has two new computers dedicated to Geographic Information System (GIS). In total we now have six GIS workstations in the Centre.

ArcGIS software (student version) from Information Systems and Technology

Students can now purchase ArcGIS for Desktop (student version) for $35.00 (one year subscription), through Information Systems and Technology (IST).

DMTI historical data

Scholars GeoPortal now has DMTI historical data ranging from 2001 - 2009.

Region of Waterloo: building permits, addresses and roads updates

Received from the Region of Waterloo updated residential and business building permits (issued to May 1st, 2016), as well as updated addresses and roads,


City of Toronto - 2008 Zoning

The Geospatial Centre has received 2008 zoning data from the City of Toronto.

Air photo digitalization project: 1966 coverage

The air photos digitalization project has now been updated with 1966 air photos supplementing those areas within the Region of Waterloo not covered by 1963.


City of Kitchener municipal data update (2016)

Received from the City of Kitchener, municipal data updates for 2016. Included with the data package are new files: bridges (Ontario Structure Inspection Manual), impervious areas (parking lots, walkways, driveways) and storm water drainage area.

Toronto: Infrared, colour and panchromatic imagery (2006)

Received from Toronto, 2006 infrared, colour and panchromatic imagery covering the entire city of Toronto. Imagery was captured in October 2006, and processed at a ground resolution of 5 metres.


Special Collections & Archives: Story Map

This Story Map was created by the Geospatial Centre as part of a digital display for the trips, tours, and voyages exhibit for Special Collections & Archives at the University of Waterloo.

City of Kitchener municipal data update (2015)

Received from the City of Kitchener, 2015 municipal data updates. Included are new data files for "planning intensification areas", "neighbourhood associations" and "storm bridge/ reaches".