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 …
Looking for data sets featuring Newfoundland and Labrador? Then you should check out the Newfoundland and Labrador OpenData. They are providing data in various accessible formats numerical tabular styled files as well as common text formats.
Online GIS for Local Government brings together practical, actionable advice, best practices, and considerations for small and medium local governments across counties, townships, and cities that will help local government leverage existing data and workflows …
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 …
Recently Nova Scotia joined the growing number of Canadian Provinces and Municipalities that offer open data, when it officially launched the Nova Scotia open data portal providing public access to more than 135 different data sets
Open Data is about drawing on the collective knowledge and innovation of Nova Scotians to help grow our economy and improve the lives of those around us
An online mapping tool of Toronto has been providing users the ability to compare locations in Toronto through various periods of time from 2013 back to 1818. Check out this neat online mapping application that helps promote historic maps of Toronto …
Geomatics Yukon GIS Data and Yukon Lands Viewer
Geomatics Yukon is the online portal location where you will find GIS open data and imagery for the Yukon Territory. It hosts and distributes a wide range of web mapping applications and spatial data for several Yukon Government departments and partners that allow people to search their growing collection of available data sets.
Although most data from Geomatics Yukon is freely distributed and available to the public including Imagery; some of the satellite imagery that they have is licensed only to the Yukon Government so is only available to project partners and First Nations governments on request, though the website and requires an Imagery Use Agreement to be completed first.
Geomatics Yukon offers an online web mapping through the Energy, Mines and Resources Yukon Lands Viewer. It is built upon an Esri server with Geocortex by Latitude Geographics providing powerful well-rounded mapping tools and innovative features for a wide range of experienced and not so experienced end users.
The Yukon Lands Viewer like many other Esri based web served applications provides many useful tools and applications from searching data sets to customizing your own map. They provide the ability to incorporate your own data from shape files or CSV data as well as the ability to draw and edit features and then print or export your results. A pretty detailed instruction manual can help those that run into troubles with the map viewer.
Geomatics Yukon aims to provide a central source for distributing Yukon government spatial data and imagery and although some what limited it is off to a good start in becoming an opendata portal.
Yukon GIS Data Web links:
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East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada is a vibrant municipality between Metro Halifax and the Bay of Fundy. East Hants uses GIS technology in all their departments, from sewer, water, and road projects, to regional planning, taxation, and municipal elections. Recently they developed an online portal (Interactive East Hants) to help Nova Scotian’s explore their growing Municipality’s geospatial data sets.
We have been using Twitter since 2010 and actively post and share GIS and geomatics related content. We post geomatics related jobs, information about opendata, vintage maps and many more geospatial related topics.
Check out our account, we have over 4 thousand tweets and over 10 thousand followers. If you are using Twitter then we encourage you to follow us.
[Update: January 2015 – Our account has grown, we now have over 8 thousand tweets and over 17 thousand followers.
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Map Your Property, an Innovative Mapping Application
Map Your Property (MYP), is an all in one innovative mapping application designed for property development and real estate industry. Ideal tool for urban planners and developers, it provides instant access to planning, environmental info and zoning maps. MYP makes use of over twenty-five opendata sets, hundreds of maps and zoning information from the City of Toronto, Region of York, and Ontario Government.
Users simply enter their address into the search tool to begin and you then they are provided with different mapping layers overlayed ontop of their property, allowing you to determine its true development value. MYP is quick providing you your property details in only a few minutes thanks to powerful cloud data solutions.
MYP provides by-law zoning, floodplain, land use areas, and permitted uses using Ontario, Region, City, and Conservation Authority information.
- Municipal Official Plans
- Toronto Bylaw 569-2013
- Toronto Former By-Laws
- Toronto Secondary Plans
- Land Use & Zoning Policies
- Greenbelt Plan
- Oak Ridge Moraine Plan
- Protected Countryside
- Growth Plan
- Lake Simcoe Plan
- 1m contours
- Floodplain (coming soon)
- Top of Slope (coming soon)
- Area of Natural and Scientific Interest
- Wooded Areas
MYP currently only covers the City of Toronto and the York region but they are now working on expanding to include the entire Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Kitchener Waterloo regions. And are taking requests for other possible regions to cover.
Planning information is updated weekly directly from local sources such as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, City of Toronto and the Region of York. For more information or to share your feedback go to MapYourProperty.com
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