January 2018

LIDAR Eastern Acquisition Project (LEAP), Digital Terrain Model (DTM) (2009)

LIDAR Eastern Acquisition Project (LEAP), Digital Terrain Model (DTM) 2009 consists of a 1 metre resolution Digital Terrain Model based upon elevation information derived from returns collected by an airborne lidar sensor. The data was acquired and delivered during May and December 2009.

Kitchener Historical Street Project (1853 - 1992)

This web map, created by the Geospatial Centre, shows the City of Kitchener's road network for various decades ranging from 1853 to 1992. This data was derived from digitized copies of old street maps of the city. It is intended to showcase the change in Kitchener's road network over the course of this time frame.

Region of Waterloo Historical Streets

Derived from Fire Insurance Plans, this project shows the historical street networks of different years and different cities within the Region of Waterloo. Story Map is used to graphically illustrate the street network with street name metadata.

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is built around World Development Indicators - the World Bank's compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people's lives.

City of Cambridge municipal data update (2018)

Received from the City of Cambridge 2018 municipal data updates including: zoning, parcels, sanitation, steam and storm management files.

City of Toronto digital orthoimagery 2017

2017 orthoimagery was received June 2018 from the Geospatial Competency Centre, Mapping Services, City of Toronto. Imagery was taken March 23rd, April 13th , 23rd, 24th and covers the entire City of Toronto.

DMTI 2018 data updates

Received from DMTI, 2018 data updates including: water, vegetation, transportation, (oil, gas, mines), forestry, hydro, government data, enhanced points of interest, elevation (points & 10 metre contours), business and economy, building structures, address points, address locator.

Downtown Kitchener Fire Insurance Plan of 1908 (revised and reprinted 1947)

As part of a much larger project to digitize building footprints from the Region of Waterloo Fire Insurance Plans, Geospatial Centre staff digitized the building parcels from the 1908 Kitchener Fire Insurance Plans (based on the zonal subdivision (1-54).

Statistics Canada 2016 census data

Now available from the Geospatial Centre, 2016 census data. Census profiles include:

Scholars Geoportal: new datasets

The following datasets have been recently loaded into the Scholars GeoPortal:


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR): Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Received from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), 2 metre digital elevation models (DEMS) that cover Southern Ontario and parts of the northeast and northwest of Ontario.


ArcGISHub data

Obtained from ArcGISHub, new data files for Cambridge, Kitchener, Kitchener/ Waterloo, Mississauga, Toronto, Toronto crime, Waterloo and World data

North West Ontario Orthophotography Project (NWOOP) 2017

Received from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, NWOOP covers approximately 22,700 kilometres square in northwest Ontario and was taken during leaf off conditions between May 7 and May 19, 2017. The 4 band Red Green Blue Near infrared (RGB-NIR) imagery has a pixel resolution of 20 cm and is available in 1 km tiles.

City of Vancouver orthoimagery 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015

This full colour orthoimagery covers the entire City of Vancouver. The data was downloaded from the City of Vancouver's website: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/open-data-catalogue.aspx . These full colour images were captured in late April. Ground resolution for 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 is 10 cm. 2013 and 2015 imagery has 7.5 cm resolution.

City of Kitchener: 2017 orthoimagery

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


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.


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.


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).