LIO data now available in the GeoPortal

The open data collection available through Land Information Ontario (LIO) is now fully discoverable in the GeoPortal! As a result of this launch, users can search for the newest LIO data, view metadata, and initiate a download of the data through the LIO download data request service directly in the GeoPortal. This has been made possible through an automated process of metadata harvesting, which pulls records directly from LIO’s site. This script will continue to run on a weekly basis, so that we always maintain the most current metadata and links.

67,000 Historic Maps Now Available For Download

Since 1996, the Rumsey collection’s online database has been open to all, currently offering anyone with an internet connection access to 67,000 maps from all over the globe, spanning five centuries of cartography.  Rumsey’s holdings constitute, a thorough collection of maps and though its physical housing at Stanford is a huge boon to academic researchers, its online archive is yours for the browsing, searching, and downloading, whoever and wherever you are.  Click HERE to explore this wonderfully vast collection of online historic maps!

ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 is available for download

The Geospatial Map and Data Centre is pleased to announce that ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 is now available to students.  Click THIS link to request and download the newest version of the ArcGIS software.

The Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) along with the Departments of Geography, Civil Engineering , Urban and Regional Planning and Chemistry and Biology share the cost and administer the ESRI Software – Campus Site License for access to the ArcGIS Suite of software. In addition to institutional access for ArcGIS Desktop software via the GIS & Data and/or departmental labs, students/staff/faculty in these participating departments or associated graduate programs may request ONE copy of ArcGIS Desktop – Student Edition software for academic use (teaching, research, educational purposes). Commercial use of the software is prohibited.

Request ArcGIS Desktop – Student Edition

New High-Resolution Digital Elevation Model / LiDAR

Now available: the High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM), at a resolution of 2 metres. The HRDEM consists of a Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a Digital Surface Model (DSM) and others derived data.   This first release covers 106,000 km2 (3%) of the 3.5 million km2 planned for the Canadian southern territory, and includes areas in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Manitoba.

This new product is generated from airborne LiDAR data acquired in partnership with provinces and territories to provide high accuracy data with minimum distortion.  The HRDEM is part of the CanElevation collection created in support of the National Elevation Strategy implemented by Natural Resources Canada.  This strategy aims to increase Canada’s coverage of high-resolution elevation data and increase product accessibility.

For more details consult the product specifications. You can download this data on the Open Government website.

New Census Boundary Data Now Available in the GeoPortal

We are pleased to let you know that the following census boundary datasets have now been loaded into the GeoPortal:

– Historical Atlas of Canada: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1961

– Census of Canada Boundary Files, 1951 (Census Tracts and Census Metropolitan Areas) and 1961 (Census Tracts – Toronto area only)

With these additions, we now have Census Divisions (CD) data from 1851-1951 inclusive, and from 1981 through to 2011. The 2016 census boundary files have been recently released by StatsCan, and will be available in the Geoportal shortly. The entire collection of census and boundary data has also been reorganized to ensure naming continuity, and that all datasets are under series-level records whenever possible, including for the French language datasets. You can access this collection (126 data services) in the GeoPortal by browsing the ‘Subject Category’ field and selecting Census and administrative boundaries.

ArcGIS 10.4 Software Available

The Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) along with the Departments of Geography, Civil Engineering , Urban and Regional Planning and Chemistry and Biology share the cost and administer the ESRI Software – Campus Site License for access to the ArcGIS Suite of software. In addition to institutional access for ArcGIS Desktop software via the GIS & Data and/or departmental labs, students/staff/faculty in these participating departments or associated graduate programs may request ONE copy of ArcGIS Desktop – Student Edition software for academic use (teaching, research, educational purposes). Commercial use of the software is prohibited.

Request ArcGIS Desktop – Student Edition