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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.

Digital Raster Acquisition Project for the East (DRAPE) imagery (2014)

Available through both Scholars GeoPortal and the Geospatial Centre, this imagery covers approximately 37,290 square kilometres in eastern Ontario and was collected in leaf off conditions between April 28th and June 7th, 2014. Imagery is available in 1 km tiles. Data resolution is 20 cm.

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. 

Lambton County: orthoimagery 2002

The Geospatial Centre now has complete coverage of these digital orthoimages for Lambton County (west of Middlesex County). These full colour images were flown in April 2002 by J D Barnes and originally provided to the Geospatial Centre by the Ministry of Natural Resources in October 2004. Pixel resolution of these images is 30 cm.

DMTI data (2016)

2016 DMTI data updates are now available at the Geospatial Centre. Data updates include route logistics, parks, rail, water and enhanced points of interest (EPOI).