This data resource provides topographic and planning information for the City of Brampton, Ontario and was received with orthophotos from the City of Brampton on July 4, 2008. All datasets are 2007 except zoning and single line streets, both of which are June, 2008. Land use is not current since it has not yet been approved by the city.

Updates to the municipal data were received March 2014, including new data files for light poles, towers, driveways, vegetation and spot heights.

Updated data to 2021 is available from Brampton's GeoHub.

The resource includes the following vector coverages.

  • bridges
  • buildings
  • catch basins (i.e. grates)
  • contours (1 metre)
  • curbs
  • driveways
  • fences
  • guard rails
  • hydrants
  • hydrology
  • hydo-poles
  • manholes
  • official plan landuse
  • painted lines
  • parking lots
  • light poles
  • railway
  • road (double-line)
  • sidewalks
  • spot heights
  • streets (single-line)
  • telecom towers
  • turn arrows (left, right, straight through)
  • vegetation
  • wooded areas
  • zoning

Spatial reference and data type

This data set is available in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) co-ordinates; horizontal datum is North American Datum (NAD) 83 UTM zone 17. Data are stored as Esri shapefiles. Other data formats can be accommodated, as the Geospatial Centre has access to a number of conversion utilities.

Data access

In order to access this data set, please visit the Geospatial Centre reference desk during reference hours. Library reference staff are available to provide further information about these data sets and to deliver data upon request. Under the terms of the library's license agreement, these data sets are for use by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo only.

Data manipulation

There are public workstations in the Geospatial Centre that provide access to both ArcGIS and ArcView software programs, program extensions and data manipulation utilities. Patrons may use the Geographic Information System (GIS) and image processing software in the library to view and manipulate the data. UWaterloo faculty, students and staff may copy these data to other media.

Data output

These data may be exported from ArcGIS in a choice of bitmapped formats (also known as raster graphics) including JPG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP or in a choice of vector graphics formats including Adobe Illustrator (AI), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) or PDF. Yet another option is printing the image on the library's colour printer.

Use restrictions/licensing/copyright

These data are provided for personal use for academic, research, and/or teaching purposes. A data release agreement must be agreed to before these licensed data can be released. The City of Brampton must be acknowledged on any derivative product, whether printed or electronic, including for example, a printed map, a raster or vector graphic, a web-based application, etc. Patrons are advised to fully respect the provisions of Canada's Copyright Act as well as terms and conditions imposed by the data provider.


The City of Brampton municipal data [computer file]. Brampton, Ontario: The City of Brampton, [2021].

Sample view of the data

map shows bulding footprints, roads and zoning