University of Waterloo campus


This data resource shows detailed features on the University of Waterloo campus, for example, building footprints, roads and pathways, contours, drainage, vegetation and more. The complete list of features is provided below.  These data are complete to 2014.

  • Benchmarks
  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • Cardboard dumpsters
  • Columbia Lake Village (CLV) complex
  • Contours
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Hydro easements
  • Engineering 5 parking
  • Engineering 5 footbridge
  • Hydro easement
  • Hydro tower
  • Playing fields
  • Pond/stream water management
  • Railway
  • Recycling containers
  • Retaining walls
  • Roads
  • Sandbox locations
  • Sanitation containers
  • Service tunnels
  • Sidewalks
  • ST. Jerome's University (STJ) parking
  • Steps
  • Storm management ponds
  • Towers
  • Trail
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid
  • UWaterloo grid
  • Vegetation
  • Water
  • Water easements

Spatial reference and data type

This dataset is available in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates; horizontal datum is North American Datum (NAD) 83. These data are stored as AutoCAD drawing files .DWG as well as Environment Systems Research Institute (Esri) shapefiles.  

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.

Use restrictions/licensing/copyright

This material is provided for academic, research, teaching, and personal use only. These data sets are available for free download from this site. The University of Waterloo should be acknowledged on any derivative product, such as a map or an image.


The University of Waterloo [computer file]. Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Plant Operations, [2014].

Sample view of the data

southwest corner of UWaterloo campus

Southwest corner of UWaterloo campus