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The Geospatial Centre has a large collection of both data and cartographic resources. This video summarizes our resources and services.

Canadian geospatial data resources

The Geospatial Centre collects a variety of geospatial data to suit the teaching and research needs of faculty, staff and students. The strength in the collection is in Canadian geospatial data resources, particularly in southern Ontario, however the Geospatial Centre also collects data at the U.S. and world levels.

U.S. and world geospatial data resources

The Geospatial Centre collects and provides geospatial data across several geographical levels. The strength in the collection is in Canadian data resources, particularly in southern Ontario, however U.S. and world geospatial data resources are also available.

Maps and atlases

The Geospatial Centre has an extensive collection of maps and atlases. While this collection is too large to be adequately described or indexed on a web page, information is available on the most extensive and widely used maps in our collection. If you are looking for digital maps, please consult our geospatial data resources pages.

Aerial photographs and satellite images

The Geospatial Centre's aerial photographs and satellite images collection consists of paper images from 1930-2000.  An interactive map index shows the extent and years of coverage. Images of the Region of Waterloo for the years 1930, 1945, 1946,1955, 1963 and 1966 are available through the Air Photos Digitization Project. We also have a small collection of satellite images.

Online mapping

The online mapping page includes links to interactive online mapping, and digitized static maps and atlases. Please note that many of these resources do not offer downloadable geospatial data. For access to geospatial data please visit our geospatial data resources pages.

Digital projects

The Geospatial Centre has undertaken a number of digital projects to preserve, enrich, and make available its historical map and photo collections to campus and community researchers.