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.
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.
Teledyne Optech, Teledyne CARIS and Leading Edge Geomatics will be discussing basic principles of Lidar, provide some real world examples about a range of applications and take a deeper dive into data processing requirements, current and future. This free workshop has been included with Geomatics Atlantic 2016 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
URISA, in partnership with its Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Chapters, is pleased to invite you to GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference. The conference will take place October 31-November 3 in Toronto.
MyHEAT Inc. launches a new way to reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes, or commercial buildings, while also contributing to the fight against climate change. The MyHEAT platform gives the ability to visualize and compare the heat escaping from every building in a town or city, and is available free of charge.
As of today the platform is live in Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Edmonton, and Sherwood Park, with over 500,000 houses profiled. Additional Alberta communities will be added over the coming months, with a planned roll out across major urban Canadian cities over the next year.
Looking for GIS jobs in Quebec? 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 City of Vancouver Archives (official repository for the records of the City of Vancouver) contains over 4000 Vancouver historic maps and plans that they have repaired, restored and scanned in JPG and TIF formats (TIF versions available for download via FTP), and made them freely available to the public to use. The collection is searchable and view-able in full resolution through their online database.
Have you ever thought where you would end up if you drilled a tunnel through the center of the Earth and climbed out the other side? Well that location is considered an antipodal point. The antipodes of any place on a globe is the point on the surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Have a little fun exploring geography with this interactive antipodes calculator map.
An interview with Ed Kennedy, an Associate with Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation, who helps explain the value of geospatial information in economy and the significant role of the Canadian geomatics sector. In the interview, Kennedy identifies the Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study, that was aimed to help update the profile of the geomatics sector in Canada and identify changes in the geospatial market.
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.