GeoGratis – What's New

CanVec: Update is Now Available!

March 9, 2017

This CanVec release includes the following updates:

  • Update of metric Hypsographical Data (for datasets whose unit of measurement for contours was the imperial system), (11 datasets).
  • All toponyms in the Named feature layer are now distributed in order that the layer represents the complete set of toponyms. However, since some toponyms may be duplicated in other layers such as hydrography, the Active toponym attribute of the Named Entity is used to distinguish them.  The attribute has 2 possible values:
    Not active (0): Object whose toponym has been transferred as an attribute to other data layers and which does not contribute to the topographic content anymore.
    Active (1): Object whose toponym has not been transferred as an attribute to other data layers and  whose presence contributes to the topographic content.
    To remove duplicate toponyms between the Named feature layer and  the other layers, select where the Active toponym attribute equals 1 in the Named feature layer.
  • Correction of discrepancies

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.

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.

GeoGratis collections removed!

As part of the ongoing government wide Web Renewal efforts, please note that as of February 28, 2017, the following collections will be removed from GeoGratis:

Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Combined Forestry Capability Class and Limitation Sub-class
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Forestry Limitation Sub-Class
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Recreation Land Capability Class
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Forestry Land Capability Class
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Combined Land Capabilities
Canada Land Inventory (1:250,000) - Sport Fish Capability
Canada Land Inventory (1:250,000) - Land Capability for Recreation
Canada Land Inventory (1:50,000) - Land Capability For Recreation
Canada Land Inventory (1:50,000) - City Land Capability for Recreation
Canada Land Inventory (1:50,000) - City Land Capability for Agriculture
Canada Land Inventory (1:50,000) - Land Use (circa 1966)
Canada Land Inventory - Land Capability for Forestry
Canada Land Inventory (1:250,000) - A Guide to the Classification of Land Use for the Canada Land Inventory, Lands Directorate, Environment Canada, 1968
Canada 1-km, 10-day, SPOT/VEGETATION composites for growing season 1998-2004
Canada's Ecosystems
East-Central Labrador Ecological Land Survey, Canada 
Maritime Strategic (1987) Land Use Database (SLUD), Canada
Ontario Land Cover - National-Scale (1:250,000) Version
Ontario Timber Inventory (OTI) Level-I Digital Data

Several other changes soon – Please subscribe to our RSS feed to be informed.

The 2nd edition of the Canada’s clean energy resources and projects (CERP) map is now available!

January 18, 2017

The Map of Clean Energy Resources and Projects (CERP) in Canada is an interactive map for learning about Canada’s extensive clean-energy resources and projects. By definition, clean energy comprises renewable energy, electric vehicles, nuclear energy, biofuels, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The latter (CCS) is considered as clean energy since it can significantly reduce global CO2 emissions resulting from fossil-fuel–based power generation and from emission-intensive industrial processes such as oil refining and the production of iron and steel, cement, and chemicals.

This interactive map is composed of several map layers, which show the location of clean-power–generating facilities, bioheat-generation facilities, clean technology incubators and accelerators, carbon-capture-and-storage (CCS) facilities, clean-energy projects that are planned or under construction, clean-energy test centres, and clean-energy research-and-development projects, as well as the energy potential of biomass, geothermal, reservoir-hydro, river-current, solar, tidal, uranium, wave, and wind resources.

New data sources to use for some GeoGratis collections!

January 16, 2017

As part of the ongoing government wide Web Renewal efforts, GeoGratis users will soon see changes in how we distribute our geospatial data and in which products and services will continue to be offered. As of February 28, 2017, the following collections will be removed from GeoGratis. 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
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Agriculture Land Capability Class Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Inventory (CLI) 1:1 000 000 - Land Capability for Agriculture
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Combined Agriculture Capability Class and Limitation Sub-Class Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Inventory (CLI) 1:1 000 000 - Land Capability and Limitation for Agriculture
Canada Land Inventory (1:1 000 000) - Agriculture Limitation Sub-Class Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Inventory (CLI) 1:1 000 000 - Land Limitation for Agriculture
Canada Land Inventory - Land Capability for Agriculture Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Inventory (CLI) 1:250 000 - Land Capability for Agriculture
Canada Land Inventory (1:50,000) - Land Capability for Agriculture Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Inventory (CLI) 1:50 000 - Land Capability for Agriculture
Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP), Prime Resource Lands Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP)-Prime Resource Lands
Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP), Urban Land Use - 1966 to 1986 Statistics Canada - Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP), Urban Land 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 Statistics Canada – Census of Population 1996
Population Ecumene Census Division Boundary File (2001 Census), Canada Statistics Canada – Census of Population 2001
Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture, Canada Statistics Canada – Census of Agriculture 2001

Be aware that more collections will be removed – Please subscribe to our RSS feed to be informed.

Collection Metadata – Individual datasets are no longer visible in the GeoGratis Search tool

December 22, 2016

As part of the ongoing government wide Web Renewal efforts, the datasets are now grouped into a collection metadata in the GeoGratis Search tool for the following GeoBase products: National Railway Network (NRWN), National Road Network (NRN), National Hydro Network (NHN), Aboriginal Lands of Canada, Canadian Geographical Names, Municipal Boundaries and Radarsat-1 Orthorectified Imagery.

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 ‘Data Types’, 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.

New HTML Index to view and download several GeoGratis collections!

December 19, 2016

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 ‘Data Types’, 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.

 

CanMatrix - Print Ready – Older Topographic Maps Now Available!

November 9, 2016

Some older topographic maps are now available in the CanMatrix - Print Ready product at the following scales:

  • 1:25 000 (687 maps)
  • 1:50 000 (96 maps)
  • 1:125 000 & 1:126 000 (189 maps)
  • 1:250 000 (950 maps)
  • 1:500 000 (213 maps)
  • 1:1 000 000 (76 maps)

Download the HTML* Geospatial Products Index or KMZ Index to obtain an inventory of all available topographic maps.

*Click on “Raster” in the “Data Types” section, then select a collection in the “Collections” section.

National Road Network (NRN): Wrong Files!

October 21, 2016

In the last publication of the NRN product, we inadvertently published the previous file versions for Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. Please download the NRN files again to get the most current publications.