Received from Toronto, 2006 infrared, colour and panchromatic imagery covering the entire city of Toronto. Imagery was captured in October 2006, and processed at a ground resolution of 5 metres.

Spatial reference and data type

These georeferenced and mosaicked TIFF image files are available in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)  zone 17, North American Datum (NAD) 83 coordinate system. Colour and infrared TIFFs are 169 megabytes (MB) each, while the panchromatic TIFF is 56 MB.

Data access

In order to access these data sets, please visit the Geospatial Centre 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 only by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo.

Data manipulation and storage

There are public workstations in the Geospatial Centre that provide access to ArcGIS 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 (for example: CD, DVD or Zip disc) for use elsewhere.

Data output

These images 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), and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Yet another option is PDF. The user defines the output resolution.

Use restrictions/licensing/copyright

These data are provided for personal use for academic, research, and/or teaching purposes. Library staff will ask patrons to read and sign a data release agreement before these licensed data can be released. The City of Toronto, Geospatial Compentency Centre 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.


City of Toronto 2006 orthoimagery [computer file]. Toronto, Ontario: City of Toronto Geospatial Competency Centre. [2006].

infrared colour panchromatic
infrared imagery Colour imagery of Toronto water front panchromatic image of Toronto harbourfront