1898 Vancouver Panoramic Map

The 1898 Vancouver Panoramic Map provides an oblique look at the City of Vancouver looking from the north. There are also pictorial representations of buildings, industrial activity, various boats and vegetation. Streets, names of buildings and businesses are labeled, as well as the locations of the City foundry, machine works and more. Check out this historic look at Vancouver …

Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names

The most complete geographical representation ever created of Mi’kma’ki territory and Mi’kmaw Place Names, including an online interactive map with more than 700 place names derived from approximately 1500 names collected throughout Nova Scotia from interviews with Mi’kmaw Elders and others. Click here to browse the Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names …

Explore nearly 150 years of Kingston History using Maps and Aerial Images

The Snapshot Kingston online mapping application allows people to explore nearly 150 years of Kingston History using Maps and Aerial Images, simply …

47th Annual CaGIS Map Design Competition

The purpose of the annual CaGIS map design competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar, too), balance, unity, clarity, use of color, and subject matter.

The competition is open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2019). Help showcase some great Canadian geospatial projects, and find out how to submit your entries …

Canadian Geospatial Data Extraction Tool

The Canadian Geospatial Data Extraction tool is a handy resource that allows users to extract seamless geospatial open data based on specific user-defined geographic area and data options

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 …

Canadian LiDAR Data

Since starting our Open Data Resources page in 2010, we have received thousands of requests from people looking for various geospatial data to use with their geospatial projects. Now we have started an ongoing unofficial list of places where you can find Canadian LiDAR Data that is available to use for free.

We hope that as more people start using this data and that the geospatial community will help us add more Canadian LiDAR Data sources to this page …

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.