Where the Geospatial Community comes for Geographic Information

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 GISCanadian 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.

Post a Job Opportunity

Since 2004 we have helped thousands of people find Canadian GIS jobs, and we can help get your opportunity in front of qualified job seekers from coast to coast

Submit Geomatics News

If you have News or Geomatic Related press releases then let us help you get that information out to the Canadian geospatial community

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]

Geomatics Industry NewsCanadian Geomatics Industry News

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+).



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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.Canadian GIS Education Programs

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]

Geomatics Related Books

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.

Recent Articles

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.

Canadian LiDAR Data

Since starting our Open Data Resources list in 2010, we have received thousands of requests to help people find various Canadian data to use with their geospatial projects. And in that time have started an unofficial list of places where LiDAR data that is available for the public to use.

Today we are making our list available to our readers in the hopes that more people can make use if this data and that the geospatial community might help add more sources to it.

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JMap 7 – More Powerful, Robust and Interoperable

JMap’s 7th version is finally here! K2 Geospatial, a leading mapbased solution developer, is proud to announce the release of the newest version of its map based integration platform JMap. This 7th version provides executives, analysts and non-technical users with additional tools to make better decisions and act in real time.

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TECTERRA Board Names Jonathan Neufeld as CEO

February 14, 2017 (Calgary, Alberta) - announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Neufeld as the Chief Executive Officer. Neufeld has been with TECTERRA since 2011 and served as interim CEO since May 2016. “We are delighted that Jonathan has accepted the Chief...
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Canadian GIS and Geomatics Twitter Account featured in GoGeomatics Magazine

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

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Popular Esri ArcGIS Marketplace App Reaches Milestone

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.

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Prince Edward Island Atlas

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 …

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Government of Saskatchewan Wins Esri Award for GIS Excellence

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.

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The Future of Geospatial Imagery Collection Analysis Exploitation and Exchange

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.

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Nova Scotia GIS jobs

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 …

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CaGIS Annual Map Design Competition

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.

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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.

Recent GIS Job Postings

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.



There are currently no vacancies.