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Subject Guides • Cartographic Materials

Online Mapping

The following table includes links to interactive online mapping*, and digitized static maps and atlases**.  Please note that many of these resources do not offer downloadable geospatial data.  For access to geospatial data please visit our Geospatial Data Resources page.

Geographical Coverage Title Source

Content Themes   (see code description below)

Map Type Comments
Region of Waterloo

 

City of Waterloo

 

1, 7, 11, 14-18 Interactive  
City of Kitchener Interactive Mapping City of Kitchener 1, 7, 11, 14-18 Interactive  
GIS Locator Regional Municipality of Waterloo 1, 11, 14-18 Interactive Query and analysis functions
2001 Census Atlas for Kitchener CMA Statistics Canada 8 Static Static Maps and Methodology created by staff at the University Map Library
Southwestern Ontario

 

 

Bruce County Map Factory Bruce County 1, 7, 9, 11, 14-17 Interactive Query functions
City of Guelph City of Guelph 1, 7, 11, 14-18 Interactive, Static Interactive Map and vaious Static Maps
County of Essex Interactive Mapping Essex County 1, 11, 14-17 Interactive  

Grand River Information Network (GRIN)
Create a Map

Grand River Conservation Authority 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14-17 Interactive Registration required
Grey County Online Interactive Mapping County of Grey 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17 Interactive  
Oxford Online Interactive Maps Oxford County 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14-18 Interactive Query functions

Wellington County Interactive Mapping

(opens only with IE or Netscape)

Wellington County 1, 4, 7, 9, 14-17 Interactive Query functions
Map My City Windsor, Ontario 1, 5, 7, 11, 14-17. Interactive Query functions
Huron County Online Interactive Mapping Huron County 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 Interactive  
Interactive Maps: City of London London, City of 1, 4, 7, 8, 14, 17 Interacitve  
Simcoe Online Geographic Information System Simcoe County   Interactive  
Golden Horseshoe Explore Ajax Ajax, Town of 1, 5, 7, 9, 14-17 Interactive Query functions
Brampton Maps Brampton, City of 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14-18 Interactive Query and analysis functions
City of Burlington Interactive Mapping Burlington, City of 1, 7, 11, 14-17 Interactive  
Map.Hamilton Hamilton, City of 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14-18 Interactive Query and analysis functions
Navigate Markham Markham, Town of 1, 5, 7, 15-17 Interactive  
Town of Milton Mapping Online Milton, Town of 1, 5, 7, 14, 16, 17 Interactive and static  
EMaps Mississauga, City of 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14-18 Interactive Query and analysis
City of Mississauga Street Guide Mississauga, City of 1, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 Interactive  
Navigate Newmarket Community Newmarket, Town of 1, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17 Interactive  
Niagara Falls Maps : Interactive Mapping Site Niagara, City of 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14-18 Interactive  
Niagara Navigator Niagara Region 1, 5, 7, 11, 14-18 Interactive  
Regional Municipality of Niagara Regional Municipality of Niagara      
Explore Oakville Oakville, Town of 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14-17 Interactive  
Richmond Hill Explorer Richmond Hill, Town of 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14-17 Interactive  
Map Toronto Toronto Maps 1, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17    
Greater Toronto Area : Digital Mapping Project University of Toronto N/A Static Historical Mapping Project for GTA
GIS Services Welland Welland, City of 1, 7, 11, 14-17 Interactive  
Explore Whitby Whitby, Town of 1, 5, 7, 9, 14-17 Interactive  
York Explorer York Region 1, 8-11, 14-18 Interactive  
Ontario LIO Internet Map Browser System Land Information Ontario

1,3,4,6,11,14,15,17,18

 

Interactive  
Maps of Southern and Central Ontario, ca 1951 Archives of Ontario
N/A
Static Scanned historical maps of southern and central Ontario
Ontario County Atlas Maps McGill University
N/A
Static Digitized 1880 County Maps of Ontario
Ontario Geological Survey of Canada Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
N/A
Static Scanned maps of OGS map sheets
Ontario Basic Mapping Data Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14-18 Interactive  
Ontario Wind Resource Atlas Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1, 3, 14, 16, 17, 18 Interactive  
Ottawa Atlas of Ottawa City of Ottawa 1, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17 Interactive  
Muskoka Muskoka Web Map District of Muskoka GIS Department 1, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 Interactive  
Huntsville Town of Huntsville, City Map Town of Hunstville      
Canada Atlas of Suburbanisms University of Waterloo 5, 8, Static  
Canadian Soil Information Systems Cansis 1, 12, Interactive & Static  
Geobase Canadian Council on Geomatics 1, 9, 14, 16, 17 Interactive  
Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Environment Canada 1, 3, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18 Interactive  
Esri Portal Geography Network Canada 1-18 Interactive  
GeoDepot Statistics Canada 1,2, 8,16 Interactive & Static  
Search Map 2006 or 2011 Statistics Canada 1, 8, 16 Interactive  
Toporama

Geogratis

14 Static Static topographic maps; NTS 1:50,000 and 1:250,000
Geomatics Yukon Yukon Government 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, Interactive  

 

 

 

* Interactive Online Mapping sites are websites that provides users with graphical and text information in the forms of maps and databases.  Users are able to create custom maps live on the internet.

**Static maps are those that can not be altered - they are images of electronic or scanned paper maps.

Query functions may include : searching, sorting, identifying, table and spatial queries

Analysis functions may include : classification features, proximity tools, layer editing and other.

 

Themes

1 : Administrative and Political Boundaries

2 : Agriculture and Farming : may include irrigation, aquaculture, herding, pests and disease affecting crops and livestock, rearing of animals or cultivation of plants.

3 : Atmospheric and Climative : may include atmospheric processes such as cloud cover, weather, climate change, precipitation

4 : Biologic & Ecologic : may include flora, fauna, such as wildlife, ecology, wilderness, sea life, wetlands, habitats

5 : Business : may include labour, revenue, commerce, industry, tourism

6 : Economic : may include foresty, fisheries, hunting, exploration of minterals, oil, gas

7 : Cadastral and Land Description : may include land use, such as zoning maps, cadastral surveys, land ownership

8 : Cultural and Demographic : may include characteristics of societies and cultures, such as education, demographic data, recreational areas and activities, census information

9 : Elevation and Derived products : may include altitude, bathymetry, DEM, slope and derivative products

10 : Environmental : may include environmental resources, protection and conservation, such as pollution, waste storate and treatment, nature reserves

11 : Facilities and Structures : may include man-made construction, such as buildings, museums, churches, factories, housing, monuments and towers

12 : Geologic & Geophysical : may include geological, geophysical, and other earth science information such as minerals, rock information, earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, soils, erosion.

13 : Human Health & Disease : may include human health and disease, health services, human ecology and safety, such as human disease, illness, hygiene, mental and physical health

14 : Imagery & Base maps: may include base maps, such as land cover, topographic maps, air photo imagery and satellite imagery

15 : Water Resources : may include water features and drainage systems, such as rivers, glaciers, lakes, water use plans, dams, currents, floods, water quality, hydrographic charts

16 : Locations and Geodetic Nets : may include positional information and services, such as addresses, geodetic networks, postal zones and services, control points, place names

17 : Transportation Networks : may include transporation networks such as roads, airports, tunnels, nautical charts, railways

18 : Utility Networks : may include energy, water, waste systems, and communications infrastructure and services, sewage collection and disposal, electrcity and gas distribution

 

, Library Assistant
Last Updated: August 7, 2013