Stories from the Land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada

In Canada close to 30,000 official place names are of Indigenous origin, this story map provides a small sample of the official Indigenous Place Names from the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Northern Canada Map

Beautiful map featuring the Canadian North in support of Natural Resources Canada and the Government of Canada’s Northern Strategy. This bilingual map product (available either in paper or digital formats) features the vast geography of the north from approximately 50° latitude and above.

Learning GIS with free online courses and open source

Geography is increasingly being recognized as a critically important element. Take free GIS courses online to build your skills and advance your career using open-source software.

Vancouver Historic Maps and Plans

The City of Vancouver Archives contains over 4000 Vancouver historic maps and plans that have been repaired, restored, scanned, and made freely available to the public to use. The collection is …

Canadian Arctic High Resolution Digital Elevation Model

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has recently produced a new release of the High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM) product for the entire Canadian Arctic and made it available to download from the Open Government Portal. It allows …

Guidelines for Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Surveying

Both RTK & RTN GNSS surveying can allow people to achieve relative positioning with centimetre (cm) precision, however there are several important factors that need to be considered and thus a need for a good guide of best practices (equipment calibration, errors, multipath, geometry, etc.).

Historic Maps of Prince Edward Island

Some of the scanned Historic Maps of Prince Edward Island that you can download include …

Official Canadian Geographical Names Data

The Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB) is a key Federal open data set that most geospatial users in Canada should be familiar with. It is Canada’s authoritative source for all official geographical names, and their associated attributes. It can be accessed by …

Sources of Nova Scotia Geospatial Data

On this page we maintain a dynamic growing list of sources where you can download Nova Scotia open data and related Nova Scotia geospatial data to use in GIS applications …

Game of Thrones GIS Data and Maps

The ‘Learning GIS with Game of Thrones’ guide is aimed to encourage people to learn GIS with a user-friendly open source GIS software while having some fun …