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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 …

National Road Network (NRN) – Canadian Open Data

The National Road Network (NRN) is a seamless geospatial vector data containing Canadian road phenomena that provides access to over 1 million kilometres of up-to-date centerline road network data.

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.

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).

PCI Geomatics Young Scholars Program

The goal of the PCI Geomatics Young Scholars Program is to recognize exemplary work in remote sensing of Canadian graduate and undergraduate students. Selection will be coordinated by a panel of remote sensing professionals.

2019 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon

This fun, educational and challenging event is free and open to all data-minded people, including aspiring or practicing Data Scientists, data analysts, data hobbyists, students and citizen journalists.

Open Data Contest

The Province of Nova Scotia is teaming with the School of Information Management and the Rowe School of Business (Dalhousie Faculty of Management) to host its third annual Open Data Contest on March 2 – 3, 2019 in conjunction with International Open Data Day.