GeoGratis – What's New

CanVec: Update is Now Available!

August 3, 2017

This CanVec release includes the following updates:

  • Update of National Road Network (NRN) for Saskatchewan at the scale 1:50 000.
  • Update of The Atlas of Canada data at the scale 1:1 000 000, 1:5 000 000, and 1:15 000 000.
  • Correction of 38 discrepancies at the scale of 1:50 000

For more information, please refer to the CanVec - Release Note (accessible version).

Access CanVec data as prepackaged files through the FTP site, or by defining a custom area for downloading through the Geospatial Data Extraction tool.

Closure of the GeoGratis Catalogue and Search tool!

July 19, 2017

As part of the ongoing government wide Web Renewal efforts, please note that the GeoGratis API will shut down as of August 31, 2017. As a result, the GeoGratis Catalogue and Search tools will no longer be available. As of that date, you should consult the Open Government of Canada search tool.

Note: When you get a result in the Open Government search tool, you can reduce the number of records found by Collection Type, Organization, Keywords, Subject, Format, and Resource Type.

Use the HTML geospatial product index to visualize an inventory of our most popular collections and to download the files. Click on the desired data type under ‘Themes’, then choose a collection in the ‘Collections’ section. Zoom and click on the desired region to select the files.

You will also find a KMZ index to view in Google Earth.

Closing several Web Map Services (WMS)!

July 19, 2017

Please note that as December 31, 2017, the following Web Mapping Services (WMS) will be permanently closed. The following table shows alternative services offered:

Service Name Description Alternative Service Offered

geobase_en/geobase_fr

GeoBase Web Mapping Service/Service de cartographie Web (WMS) de GéoBase

canvec_en/canvec_fr

toporama

Carte de base Toporama (bilingue)

canvec_en/canvec_fr

toporama_en/toporama_fr

Web Map Service (WMS) Toporama/Service de carte WMS (SCW) Toporama

canvec_en/canvec_fr

CBME

Elevation Data Web Mapping Service (WMS) (anglais)

canvec_en/Elevation Data Web Mapping Service (WMS)

atlaswms_en/atlaswms_fr

Atlas of Canada Framework Data Sets/Jeux de données-cadre de l'Atlas du Canada (SCW)

canvec_en/canvec_fr

CBMT_canada/canada_CBMT*

Canada Base Map – derived of the Canada Base Map – Transportation (CBMT) original/Carte de base – dérivé du Carte de base – Transport (CBCT) original

Canada Base Map – Transportation Service (CBMT)/
Service de carte de base du Canada  – Transport (CBCT)

mms_ama_en /mms_ama_fr

Aboriginal Mining Agreements/Ententes minières avec les Autochtones

Indigenous Mining Agreements/Ententes minières autochtones

np_nmca_en/np_nmca_fr

National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas/Parcs nationaux et aires marines nationales de conservation (NMCA) du Canada

National Marine Conservation Areas/
Aires marines nationales de conservation

airports_en/airports_fr

Airports/Aéroports

Canadian Airports with Air Navigation Services/
Aéroports Canadiens avec services de navigation aérienne

eab_en/eab_fr

Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Areas/
Lieux réglementés pour l’agrile du frêne

Emerald ash borer regulated areas/
Lieux réglementés pour l’agrile du frêne

generating_stations_en/generating_stations_fr

Electric Generating Stations/Stations de génération d’électricité

Energy Infrastructure of North America (NACEI)/
Infrastructure énergétique d'Amérique du Nord (CNAIE)

hydrography_en/hydrography_fr

Hydro Network/Réseau hydro d’hydrographie

hydro_network_en/hydro_network_fr

frme_en/frme_fr

Federally Registered Meat Establishments/Établissements de viande agréés par le gouvernement fédéral

-

municipal_en/municipal_fr

Municipal Boundaries/Limites municipales

-

*Derived services only will be deleted, the CBCT main service will still be available.

The following table identifies the services that will be closed on a date yet to be determined:

Service Name Description Alternative Service Offered

geonames_en/geonames_fr

Canadian Geographical Names/Noms géographiques du Canada

canvec_en/canvec_fr

municipal_boundaries_en/
municipal_boundaries_fr

Municipal Boundaries/Limites municipales

-

nhs_en/nhs_fr

Canada’s National Highway System/Réseau routier national du Canada

Canada’s National Highway System/
Réseau national des autoroutes du Canada

nts_grid_en/nts_grid_fr

NRCan - Canadian National Topographic System/
RNCan - Système national de référence cartographique du Canada

National Topographic System/
Système national de référence cartographique

The services identified in the table below will remain active but will no longer be updated:

Service Name Description Alternative Service Offered

CBMT_CBCT_GEOM_3857

Canada Base Map – cached – geometry only – EPSG 3857

Canada Base Map – Transportation (CBMT)/
Carte de base – Transport (CBCT)

CBCT_TXT_3857

Canada Base Map – tiled – text only – EPSG 3857/Carte de base du Canada – tuilée  - texte seulement – EPSG 3857

Canada Base Map – Transportation (CBMT)/
Carte de base – Transport (CBCT)

CBCT_TXT_3978

Canada Base Map – tiled – text only – EPSG 3857/Carte de base du Canada – tuilée  - texte seulement – EPSG 3978

Canada Base Map – Transportation (CBMT)/
Carte de base – Transport (CBCT)

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Archived Collections on GeoGratis!

July 11, 2017

This is an update of the announcement published on January 26, 2017 which stated that 19 collections would be removed from the GeoGratis website. These collections, in addition to 28 others, have been archived. These collections can be accessed through the GeoGratis Download Directory and Documentation, the word "Archived" follows the name of the collection. These collections have been archived in support of the federal government Web Renewal efforts. They will no longer be discoverable in the GeoGratis or Open Government catalogues as of August 31, 2017.

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Geospatial Data Extraction tool – New version!

July 4, 2017

A new version of the Geospatial Data Extraction tool is available. We invite you to try it out and do not hesitate to send us your comments: geoinfo@canada.ca. The current version of the Geospatial Data Extraction tool will no longer be available as of August 28, 2017.

Improvements:

  • Data Extraction Guide
  • In the "Select Clipping Area" section, you can import an area from a Shapefile
  • Tracking Job Status

New Wall Map of North Circumpolar Region (MCR0001)

June 2, 2017

This bilingual map at a scale of 1:9 000 000 shows the geography of the northern circumpolar region, north of approximately 55 degrees latitude. The map uses the azimuthal equidistant projection. All international boundaries, as well as the Canadian provincial and territorial boundaries and Canada's 200 nautical mile offshore exclusive economic zone are displayed on the map. National capital cities, other cities, towns, villages and hamlets along with some seasonally populated places are also shown. The map identifies a number of significant northern features, including the median sea ice extent from September 1981 to 2010, the tree line, undersea relief, land relief, the Magnetic North Pole, glaciers, ice fields and coastal ice shelves. Many of the physiographic and hydrographic features are also labelled.

What’s New In Natural Resources Canada’s North Circumpolar Region Map?

View more details on North Circumpolar Region (2017) - Open Government

New data sources to use for some GeoGratis collections! – Update

May 31, 2017

This is an update of the announcement published on January 16, 2017. The list of 14 collections previously identified for deletion from the GeoGratis website has been reduced to 7 collections. The following is an updated list of the collections that were removed as of March 16, 2017 in support of the federal government Web Renewal efforts. 

Follow the provided link to access the new data source to use:

GeoGratis Collection removed on API, Search tool and FTP site New source to use
Landsat 5 TM Data over Major Canadian Cities USGS - Landsat 4-5 TM (1982-2011)
Multi-Spectral Clear-Sky Composites of MODIS/Terra Land Channels (B1-B7) Over Canada at 250m Spatial Resolution and 10-Day Intervals Since March, 2000: Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) Data National Earth Observation Data Framework Catalogue Determine a time period in the "Acquisition dates" section, select "Value-Added Satellite Products", click on the radio button "CCRS Thematic Data Sets", choose the product of interest under one of the three tabs and click "Execute Query".
MODIS bi-directional reflectance properties of the land surface, 2000 to 2004
Daily Canadian Snow and Inland Ice Cover Synthesis Maps
1996 Population (Ecumene) Census Data, Canada Canada Statistics – Census of Population 1996
Population Ecumene Census Division Boundary File (2001 Census), Canada Canada Statistics – Census of Population 2001
Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture, Canada Canada Statistics – Census of Agriculture 2001

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High-Resolution Digital Elevation Model generated from LiDAR data – New data available!

May 15, 2017

This 2nd publication of the High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM) covers 12,500 km2 and includes areas in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Manitoba as well as the cities of Montreal and Vancouver.

For more details consult the product specifications. You can download this data on the Open Government website. Use one of the following options to see the current inventory and to download the datasets: "View on map", projects footprints or datasets footprints in KML, Shapefile or ESRI REST formats.

New High-Resolution Digital Elevation Model generated from LiDAR data

April 21, 2017

Now available: the High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM), at a resolution of 2 metres. The HRDEM consists of a Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a Digital Surface Model (DSM) and other derived data.   This first release covers 106,000 km2 (3%) of the 3.5 million km2 planned for the Canadian southern territory, and includes areas in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Manitoba.

This new product is generated from airborne LiDAR data acquired in partnership with provinces and territories to provide high accuracy data with minimum distortion.  The HRDEM is part of the CanElevation collection created in support of the National Elevation Strategy implemented by Natural Resources Canada.  This strategy aims to increase Canada’s coverage of high-resolution elevation data and increase product accessibility.

For more details consult the product specifications. You can download this data on the Open Government website. Use one of the following options to see the current inventory and to download the datasets: "View on map", projects footprints or datasets footprints in KML, Shapefile or ESRI REST formats.

The Geological Survey of Canada publications are now available on GEOSCAN!

March 30, 2017

As part of the ongoing government Web Renewal efforts, please note that as of April 1st, 2017, the Geological Survey of Canada publications will no longer be available via the GeoGratis catalogue and search tool. To access these publications, you should now consult the GEOSCAN search tool.

National Hydro Network (NHN) - 389 new watersheds (WS)

February 24, 2017

Summary:

Publication of 389 NHN datasets, namely: 267 NHN-CL3 watersheds, 117 NHN-CL2 watersheds and 5 NHN-CL1 watersheds. With the publication of these new watersheds, the Canadian landmass is nearly entirely covered by data allowing the analysis of hydrological networks (NHN-CL2 or NHN-CL3), a task that will be completed by December 31st of 2017.

Details:

Within the framework of an agreement with the province of Quebec, 31 NHN-CL3 watersheds were produced using federal data. This completes the coverage of northern Quebec in NHN-CL3 or NHN_CL2 compliant.

With the competition of 74 new NHN_CL3 watersheds in Saskatchewan, all watersheds covering this province are now NHN-CL3 compliant.

With 29 new NHN_CL3 watersheds completed in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, more than 95% of watersheds covering the northern continental part of Canada are now NHN-CL3 compliant.

We also make available 51 new NHN_CL3 watersheds in the Atlantic Provinces: 2 watersheds in Prince Edward Island, 40 watersheds in Newfoundland and Labrador and 9 watersheds in Nova Scotia.

32 Canada/USA bi-national watersheds were regenerated as part of our data maintenance efforts (mainly data with better resolution).

Furthermore, 54 watersheds in NHN-CL2 or NHN-CL3 were produced to correct discrepancies, including 6 watersheds in Alberta due to the updated data of Fort McMurray.

In maintenance efforts, several watersheds were regenerated following watershed limits redefinitions.

For more information, please refer to the National Hydro Network (NHN) - Release Notes.