Tri-Cities (Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge) and nearby communities orthomosaics (2006)


This data resource consists of thirteen full-colour digital orthomosaics, collectively covering the tri-cities and ten nearby communities within the Region of Waterloo.  Coverage includes: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, New Hamburg, Baden, Wellesley, St. Clements, Heidelberg, Elmira, St. Jacobs, Breslau, Ayr and the industrial area north of Ayr, in North Dumfries.  This photography was taken in April 2006, by Northways under contract for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. These images have a 12 cm resolution.

Tri-cities and nearby communities orthomosaic 2006 coverage map

Spatial reference and data type

These mosaics are available in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) co-ordinates and are stored in MrSID image format. Horizontal datum is North American Datum (NAD) 83. 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 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. Waterloo faculty, students and staff may copy these data for use elsewhere.

Data output

This image 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.

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 Region of Waterloo 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.


Tri-Cities and Surrounding Communities Orthomosaics 2006 [computer file]. Waterloo, Ontario: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo 2006.

Sample view of the data