New GIS Data Resources
Not for the faint of heart, the Map Library has added a handful of new geospatial datasets to its collection recently, including Canada-wide DMTI datasets and City of Waterloo Municipal Data.
DMTI Spatial datasets
All DMTI Spatial (Desktop Mapping Technologies Spatial Inc.) datasets are current as of October 2011 and include:
- DMTI CanMap Streets – Features over 1.4 kilometres of street networks. Provides a detailed road and highway network for all of Canada, featuring over 1.4 million kilometers of street networks.
- DMTI CanMap Route Logistics - Provides a detailed road and highway network for all of Canada.
- DMTI Postal Code Geography - Features centroid points for six-digit postal codes for all of Canada, Local Delivery Units, and Forward Sortation Area boundaries.
- DMTI CanMap Parks – Contains geospatial information for 1,500 provincial, national, and territorial parks across Canada.
- DMTI CanMap Rail – Features geospatial information on the rail networks throughout Canada (1:50,000 scale).
- DMTI CanMap Water - Provides detailed coverage of water features across Canada. Features rivers, creeks/rapids and canals, as well as major and minor waterbodies.
City of Waterloo Municipal Data, 2011 Update
The City of Waterloo Municipal Data is a vector data resource that provides topographic, planning, and recreation information for the area encompassed by the City of Waterloo. GIS layers include: buildings, golf courses, lakes, streets, city trails, schools, parks, contours, ward boundaries, recreation facilities, and many others.
To access any of the above datasets, visit the Map Library during reference hours. Library reference staff are available to deliver data and provide more information on data sets.
For more information, contact:
Manager, University Map Library
Geospatial Data Services Librarian, University Map Library
, Communications and Liaison Librarian
, Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
, Assistant, Library Communications and Web Development
December 1, 2011