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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.

Automatically 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.

Invitation to Conference call on the Canada Forum on Geospatial Standards

You are invited to remotely attend and participate in the first full meeting of the Canada Forum for 2019. This meeting is open to all Canadian organisations.

Open Government Canada Open Data Student Challenge!

The Canadian Federal Government will be hosting a student open government challenge, to help discover how students are using open data and open information …

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 …