As Canada's national topographic mapping agency, the Centre for Topographic Information of Natural Resources Canada is responsible for the acquisition, management and dissemination of topographic information for the Canadian landmass.
Using information contained in the National Topographic Data Base, the Centre for Topographic Information in Ottawa produces topographic maps at scales of 1/50 000 and 1/250 000. In addition, the Centre is the custodian of the federal aerial photography archives and offers aerial photography reproduction and distribution services. The Centre also supports the activities of the Geographical Names Board of Canada through the provision of a Secretariat.
The activities, staff, facilities and services of the Centre for Topographic Information contribute to the priorities of the Earth Sciences Sector.