Web Services

There are many ways to query the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) using the Web and Internet client interfaces.  These services provide place names as well as names of geographical features that appear on Canadian maps, together with their location on maps.

The first method is by Querying geographical names online.  This method offers many ways to search for names, and many output options are provided.

Additionally, as explained under our Geographical Names Digital Products section, files of geographical names are available through our partner website http://geobase.ca.

Other ways are explained below.

  1. API
  2. Web Feature Service (WFS)
  3. Web Mapping Service (WMS)
  4. Code Information Service
  5. Glossary