Tools and Applications

Open Gouvernment

Learn what open data is, how to get the most out of it, and explore the principles that are guiding the Government of Canada’s open data initiatives. All maps, geospatial data and publications are available at no fee and are subject to a license with no restrictions. The search  engine allows you to do your search using keywords. You can also filter on the resulting list.

Open data

Search Government of Canada data, learn how to work with datasets, see what people have done with our data.

  • All maps from The Atlas of Canada since 1906
  • Framework data (national scale)

Open maps

Explore the Government of Canada’s geospatial data, services, and applications and create customized maps.

  • Topographic maps for all of Canada
  • Elevation models (elevation and surface)

Geospatial Data Extraction

This Geospatial Data Extraction tool allows for the dynamic creation of elevation products and the extraction of vector data. Obtain data from seamless national datasets based on a user-defined geographic area and customized data options. Greyed out or disabled options become available as you zoom-in on the map.

The Atlas of Canada – Toporama

To locate a place name in Canada or visualize maps, please visit The Atlas of Canada.

Tools for the creation and editing of Metadata files ISO-19915-NAP and Catalogue Files ISO 19110 and ISO 19110-VCNP

These user-friendly and standalone tools allow for the creation and the editing of XML Metadata and Catalogue files.  Metadata files will conform to the North American Profile (NAP) of the ISO 19115: Geographic Information – Metadata (FTP) while the Catalogue files will conform to the ISO 19110: Methodology for Feature Cataloging (FTP) or the Catalogue National Profile (VCNP) of the ISO 19110: Methodology for Feature Cataloging (FTP). User just has to fill in the fields and/or edit the displayed values required by the selected tool.