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Canadian LiDAR Data

Since starting our Open Data Resources page in 2010, we have received thousands of requests from people looking for various geospatial data to use with their geospatial projects. We now have an ongoing list of places where you can find Canadian LiDAR Data that is available to use for free.

We hope that as more people start using this data and that the geospatial community will help us add more Canadian LiDAR Data sources to this page …

Canadian Geospatial Data Extraction Tool

The Canadian Geospatial Data Extraction tool is a handy resource that allows users to extract seamless geospatial open data based on specific user-defined geographic area and data options

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 …

New Improved GeoNB Map Viewer

Service New Brunswick has recently launched a new version of their popular GeoNB Map Viewer, as part of their continued efforts to deliver geographic data to their citizens in a free easy-to-use application.

Learning GIS with free online courses and open source

Geography is increasingly being recognized as a critically important element. Take free GIS courses online to build your skills and advance your career using open-source software.

Canadian Arctic High Resolution Digital Elevation Model

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has recently produced a new release of the High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM) product for the entire Canadian Arctic and made it available to download from the Open Government Portal. It allows …

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.