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Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data

By T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

Provincial and Regional Canadian Data

Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data

Nova Scotia Geospatial DataCanadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data

If you are looking to download Nova Scotia Geospatial Data then we recommend that you check out this more detailed page that we prepared for a Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) Open Data Workshop.

Municipality of the County of Annapolis

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Cumberland County

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Open data Portal provides geospatial data related to Civic Addresses, Buildings, Streets, Trails, Parks, Recreation and much more for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Cole Harbour, Sackville and surrounding areas

Pictou County, Nova Scotia -

PEI Open Data Portal - the Government of Prince Edward Island opened their open data portal in 2018 with almost 200 data sets listed. Here you will find a wide range of data including roads, property, civic and many other geospatial data sets

PEI GIS Data Catalog -

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission provides aggregated data sets of enrollment and other credentials granted data by Maritime Universities

Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data

Le gouvernement du Québec, ainsi que les municipalités de Laval, Québec et Sherbrooke ont uni leurs forces pour créer le portail de données ouvertes du Québec. De nombreuses autres municipalités suivie et, maintenant, le site contient près d'un millier de différents ensembles de données.

Par conséquent devrait toujours être le meilleur point de départ lors de la recherche de données pour les endroits dans la province de Québec.

Les données ouvertes du gouvernement du Québec-

Québec City, Québec -

Repentigny, Québec -

Rimouski, Québec -

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec -

Saguenay, Québec -

Shawinigan, Québec -

Sherbrooke, Québec -

Although Saskatchewan does not yet have an official open data portal or website like the other Provinces do, they do provide plenty of geospatial data and maps resources available from a variety places if you know where to look. The Province does maintain a page with various information on access to Geographic Information, that contains links to online maps, related to administrative boundaries, bathymetry, geology, transportation and others.

The site OpenDataSK‏, a blog with open data resources for Saskatchewan was started in 2011 and does contain various sources of data related to Saskatchewan, but unfortunately most of them are now dead links or the sites sourced no longer exist (such as GeoBase).

(data) MapCruzin offers a variety of ArcGIS shapefiles are derived from OpenStreetMap, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data they provide includes roads, boundaries, places, water bodies, points of interest and more

Sask Interactive Mapping (m apping application) -

Saskatchewan Upgraded Road Network (data) - contains all components of the National Road Network (NRN) in Saskatchewan along with railway crossings and private entrances in rural area

Soil Survey Compilations (data)- Seamless coverage for the agricultural areas of Saskatchewan at 1:100,000 scale

Saskatchewan Geological Survey (data and maps) - They have various maps and data on the economic and general geology of Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan ( data and maps) -

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ( data and maps) -

Note: Some other sources, although not free include ... the Information Services Corporation provides Saskatchewan related cadastral data, administrative boundaries, custom mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography

If you are looking for imagery then you may also want to contact he Saskatchewan Geospatial Imagery Collaborative (SGIC), a partnership of organizations sharing knowledge and costs relating to acquisition and use of satellite and aerial imagery for mutual and public benefit. SGIC provides free public viewing access to its basic imagery sets through a Public Web Mapping Client and an OGC-Standard Web Map Service (WMS and WMTS).

Whitehorse, Yukon (Open Data Portal) -

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