The historical census project used historical tabular census data from 1901-1951 (intervals of 10 years), transforming it into spatial data. Some of the census data used was ethnicity, employment, and population. A story map was created to display ethnicity over the 50-year period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.