One of the goals of Canadian GIS & Geomatics is to promote education programs in Canada. Currently we have about 25 different Universities & Colleges on our site that offer education related to GIS and Geomatics. However if you are currently in a GIS program or know of one that we have yet to post on the site then we would be interested in hearing more about it from you, so we can share that information with others.
The Federal Government produces and acquires data sets in many different areas including health, agriculture, the environment and natural resources. The Government of Canada launched an open data portal [data.gc.ca] earlier this year as part of Canada’s open government initiative. The portal aims to provide Canadians with a single point of access to find and download government Canadian Geospatial Data sets.
“The goal of the Open Data Portal is to create socioeconomic opportunities and promote informed participation by the public by expanding access to federal government data.”
The site provides the ability to search over 150 Canadian Geospatial Data sets that have been sorted into 18 different categories such as Imagery and Basemaps, Atmosphere and Climate, Cadastral and many more. Data is made available for both non-commercial and commercial uses.
Canadian Geospatial Data
Many of the data sets provided here are still the same data that you would get from other places such as GeoGratis, GeoBase or Natural Resources Canada but here they the Government is trying to be more efficient to its citizens by making it easier for GIS users to find Canadian data sets.
The Canadian open data portal [data.gc.ca] should be one of the sites that you go to when you are looking for Canadian geospatial data for your projects. So good luck in your search, I hope you find the data that you need.
Search for Geospatial Data Sets on the Canadian open data portal: http://open.canada.ca/en
If anybody knows of other good sources of Canadian Geospatial Data Sets, then let me know and I will include the information for others to know more about it.
Many Canadian Provinces, Cities and municipalities have been getting involved in the Open Data Resource Initiative such as the City of Totonto, the City o Edmonton, the Province of New Brunswick and many more.
If you are looking for free open source GIS data sites then we suggest that you make a link to CanadianGIS.com GIS data sources, as we are constantly adding more resources to that page as they become available.
Our Company Directory contains basic information about the various Geomatics related companies found in and around Canada (with some from abroad) including many key aspects such as the companies basic info, contact info, web site info and geographic location. This section and our data base will continue to evolve over time as more companies are added.[If your GIS company is not listed in our directory then you should contact us with your details because our basic listings are free for Canadian GIS related companies, or if you want your GIS company to stand out from the rest then we can make that happen for you too.]
To find a Company listing, simply select a province from the list below to find a Geomatics related company in that region, or use any of simple search tools on our site that will allow you to search by company names, Cities or postal code.
[Company info is added often, so if you do not find what you are looking for then we suggest you check back again later, or if you know of some GIS info that we should post, then do share it with us]
The CanadianGIS.com website is a free online Canadian Geospatial resource website that I started in 2005 after discovering that there was a lack of good online places to find Canadian GIS & Geomatics resources for the projects that I was involved with.
Over time it evolved from a small html based site created mainly for my own use to an interactive one where thousands of people now visit every week. More functionality has been added such as social media, geomatics events calendar, blog and the Canadian Geospatial directory but the focus has remained the same and thanks to a dedicated following the site remains to be one of the best places to help people find online Canadian Geospatial resources.
Often the key to having a great website is to have plenty of relevant Canadian information to share with those that come to the site, and we like to think that we do a great job of providing that service, however if you have something that is Canadian GIS or Geomatics related that you would like to share or contribute to the website then we would like to hear from you.
So if you have something that is Canadian GIS related that you would like to share or contribute to the website then I would like to hear about it from you.
Canadian GIS Education Programs
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