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 …

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).

World Shaded Relief KMZ file [free download]

This handy color shaded relief map of the world including oceans was created from the NOAA ETOPO1 data set and was intended to be used with handheld Garmin GPS units, but can also make a nice colorful back ground image to use in Google Earth. Find out how to download this free resource …

Download New Brunswick High Resolution Imagery

The Province of New Brunswick recently added a new online web application to their arsenal of online mapping and data tools. The new online web application allows the public to download high resolution digital aerial imagery acquired throughout New Brunswick available at a variety of image resolutions.

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.

Satellite Image Analysis and Terrain Modelling

Satellite Image Analysis and Terrain Modelling is a practical manual for natural resource management, disaster risk and development planning using free geospatial data and software. Find out how to download this manual and the free GIs software used in it …

GRASS GIS 7.4.0 released

GRASS GIS 7.4.0 provides more than 480 stability fixes and improvements compared to the previous stable version 7.2. An overview of the new features in the 7.4 release series is available at New Features in GRASS GIS 7.4.