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 …

1895 Ottawa Panoramic Map

This 1895 Ottawa panoramic map provides viewers an oblique aerial view in a south direction from the east looking west up the Ottawa river. It contains detailed sketches of several principal business buildings at that time, that are displayed around the edges of the map. You also get a look at the transit rail system and a view of Parliament Hill before the big fire in 1916. Find out how to get a high resolution copy of this historic map ….

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 …

History of Canada in 10 Maps

A History of Canada in 10 Maps consists of several fascinating stories behind some of the people and maps that helped define Canada.

National Hydro Network (NHN) – Canadian Open Data

The National Hydro Network (NHN) is a seamless geospatial vector data set with attributes that represents Canada’s framework of inland surface waters. It was created from different databases as part of the GeoBase Surface Water Program, to help with flow analysis, watershed management, environmental and hydrographical applications, as well as a multitude of other cartographic applications.

Canadian Cartographic Association Student Map Competition Awards

Every year the CCA announces awards, prizes and scholarships for Canadian post-secondary students involved in any forms of cartography or map-making. All entries should be accompanied by an official entry form

Indigenous Place Names in Canada Map

The map depicts Indigenous place names all across Canada, shared by permission from several First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. A high resolution digital version is provided that may be downloaded for free and printed for personal or educational uses.

LiDAR Extracted Building Footprints Open Data

Natural Resources Canada recently added a new data layer to the Federal Government Open Data portal to help with emergency management (particularly for flood and earthquake risk analysis).

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia

The Province of Nova Scotia provides online access to a variety of maps and survey plans from historic map collections, find out how you can download some of these historic maps of Nova Scotia …

Interactive Pipeline Map

Canada has a vast network of pipelines that transport millions of litres of oil and gas every day. With this interactive mapping application, Canadians can easily identify where pipelines are located and find important related safety information.