Canada, is widely recognized as the birth place of modern GIS thanks to Roger Tomlinson, a visionary geographer, who initiated, planned and directed the development of the Canada Geographic Information System and has been acknowledged world wide as the “Father of GIS”.
Therefore only seems fitting that a web site like Canadian GIS and Geomatics Resources, has become the best place on the Internet for the geospatial community to find Canadian geographic information and spatial resources.
Our team of geomatics specialists have been helping Canadians since 2005 and continue to provide helpful information every day, focusing on GIS, Canadian Data Sources, Cartography,Geography, Education and the Geomatics Sector.
We encourage you to browse the various geographic resources on our site, follow our social media accounts and let us know if you know of any information that we may be missing.
We value the input that the geospatial community continues to provide and encourage people to contribute content that we can use to help further promote to the growing Canadian geospatial community. Therefore we invite you to submit, articles and information related to Canadian education programs, events, web mapping application and other geomatics information
Data is a vital component of GIS related projects, and it can often be tough to find good data. We have been helping people find data for many years and maintain a collection of Canadian open data, free and fee based geospatial data, online mapping applications and other sources of geographic information.
Explore our detailed Canadian Geospatial Data section where we feature data sources from every Province and Territory or use the quick link short-cuts found on the Canadian Data Page that has 175+ data sources listed.
[Note: If you know of any data sources we missed? Then send us details about it and we will add it to the collection]
Stay up to date with the latest news in the Canadian Geomatics Sector, as it continues to grow and evolve as technology changes and more people become aware of geomatics.
Our web site receives several thousand viewers every day and we share all of our content with thousands more who follow our social media channels as a source of Geo news.
So if you have a geomatics related press release or geo related other news that you would like to share, then let us know. We will add it to our site and promote it our thousands of social followers (60,000+).
The ever evolving Canadian Geomatics Industry has lead to increased demands for specialized GIS training, and Canada remains to be leaders in geographic education providers.
Because the study of GIS often combines several technological tools, methods and procedures, students are usually required to grasp many concepts at once, therefore most programs occur at either the University or advanced College level (although GIS is occurring more and more K-12 classrooms thanks to programs like the GIS Ambassador program).
The Canadian GIS Education Programs section covers all GIS programs offered in Canada; find information about University Programs, College Programs and Online GIS Programs with program details, videos, links, student reviews and much more
[Note: If you know of any GIS or Geomatics Education we missed? Then send us details about it and we will add it to the collection]
Discover some of the latest geomatics and geography related books including some must-haves for that geographic minded person. Our geomatics library here has increased exponentially since we added the Geo Books section.
If you are an author of a geomatics or geography related book then consider sending us a review copy and we will let the Canadian geospatial community know more about it and how they can get a copy for their geomatics library.
Below are some of the recent content published to the site. You can also use the search tools and browse content via the various categories.
Recently Canadian GIS and Geomatics was featured in GoGeomatics Magazine as top Canadian geospatial Twitter Account, check out “Interview with Ted Mackinnon: Promoting Canadian GIS & Geomatics on Twitter” – published January 4th, 2017
A milestone for Esri Business Partner, GEO Jobe, as Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online, now has more than 3,000 installations in organizations around the World.
The PEI Road Atlas provides a comprehensive overview of all roads, including road types, and other valuable geographic information featuring the province of Prince Edward Island. Download the 100 page full color Prince Edward Island Road Atlas free …
Esri Canada has recognized the Government of Saskatchewan with an Award of Excellence for its outstanding use of geographic information system (GIS) technology. The Government leveraged GIS for the Saskatchewan Enterprise Geo Database project, a spatial data warehouse that consolidates more than 350 datasets from various government archives and makes the information widely available.
Before the consolidated geodatabase came online earlier this year, all of the Government’s datasets were managed in disparate systems, which greatly inhibited the sharing of spatial data. This siloed approach led to costly data duplication, inaccuracies and productivity losses, as staff struggled to find information and verify its accuracy.
From tackling the terrorist threat, to the refugee crisis, to the management of natural resources, and even planning for major sporting events like the Olympics, you’ll find GEOINT at the forefront.
Download our latest White paper, to get the first look at our most recent research to discover how they are using GEOINT today, how they are overcoming their challenges, and what they predict for the future.
Looking for GIS jobs in Nova Scotia? Try checking out some of the various employment opportunities listed here (this is a dynamic page so is updated often) or use the job search tools in our geomatics employment section …
The Cartography & Geographic Information Society’s Map Design Competition, open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2016).
The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. Submit entries by January 31, 2017.
Nova Scotia Civic Address Project (NSCAF) is a geo-referenced provincial digital civic address data file that has been combined with user-friendly online web applications.
The Access Nova Scotia Civic Viewer is the online mapping application used to view civic map information, with a free public viewer version and another version containing more information for certain parties that need more detailed information and the ability to update the information of the database.
If you have been following our OpenStreetMap topic over the past few months then I am sure you have come to the realize that it is a community driven project and that anyone can edit OpenStreetMaps. But where does one start?
Here are some free user guides to help you get started using OpenStreetMap.
Geomatics Yukon is the online portal location where you will find GIS open data and imagery for the Yukon Territory. It hosts and distributes a wide range of web mapping applications and spatial data for several Yukon Government departments and partners that allow people to search their growing collection of available data sets.
Geomatics employment has always been a hot topic in Canada and our GIS Job Board (GISjobs.ca) was one of the first Canadian GIS employment sites designed to help people find jobs here in the Canadian GIS sector.
Since 2004 we have helped thousands of geomatics related professionals find Canadian GIS jobs.
Job postings are not very effective if not in the hands of qualified job seekers, therefore we use social media and various networking channels to help broadcast all job opportunities on our site out to the geospatial community.
Below are some of the recent geospatial related postings published to the geomatics job board. You can also use our GIS jobs search tool to find more job postings.