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What is my coordinate system preserving?

I'm trying to get a better grasp of coordinate systems, datums, projections etc. I understand that certain systems preserve different things; distance, shape, angles, area. I'm wondering how you can ...
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Which Canadian province is better for studying GIS and finding professional opportunities: British Columbia or Nova Scotia? [closed]

I have a Business Administration degree and a Logistics MBA. My final project was a case study of eficiency improvements through ArcGIS routes in a local road transportation company. Suddenly I fell ...
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D3 can't render GeoJson file (Simple structure in Montreal, Canada) created in QGIS

I am attempting to render SVG and attach it to a div with id="map". I can do this successfully with GeoJson which I acquired from this tutorial: http://maptimeboston.github.io/d3-maptime/#/1 Excerpt: ...
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Creating/generating LDU polygon boundaries of Canada?

Back Ground on issue: http://www.opennorth.ca/2013/03/05/open-postal-code-data-now.html Related Question: Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries? Canada Postal Unit: LOR 1B7 Canada has ...
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Georeference Canadian postal codes in CartoDB

I'm having issues trying to map by Canadian postal code. I'm prompted with "No rows geocoded in test_cartodb dataset" I mapped by "administrative area".
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Household Income Data Source (Canada)

I'm interested in accessing a shapefile or tabular dataset with household income data at as granular of level as possible in Canada (subunits on the island of Montreal specifically). Is this data ...
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Looking for Unique well locations Shape files for Alberta?

I am looking for a shapefile or geodatabase with all the unique well locations in Alberta.
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Broadband coverage data for Canada

Is anyone aware of a dataset for Canada that is similar to http://www.broadbandmap.gov/? I contacted Connecting Canadians (https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/028.nsf/eng/h_00587.html) to confirm that they ...
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land cover data bc canada

I am hoping to map vegetated (trees and open veg) for the lower mainland in BC, Canada. I guess what I want is a Land Cover map. Does this exist for download anywhere or will I need to user Landsat ...
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Geocoding line segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a spreadsheet containing street segments. There is a field each for the street name and both of the intersecting streets. e.g., Main Street (Field 1) between Lava Boulevard (Field 2) and Cherry ...
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Converting Canadian census geocode to postal code?

I am looking to convert the geocode on the 2011 Canadian Census data file to postal code for free. The geocode looks like the following - 0010002.00. I understand that Canada Post sells a PCCF file ...
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Quebec GIS Data

I'm looking for basic political borders for the province of Quebec, as well as property parcel data and topography. Any suggestions for inexpensive/free data?
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QGIS Vector Data with blank attribute tables

I have vector data shapefiles for Manitoba, but there is no names in the attribute tables. It seems Manitoba is still working on their attribute data. Is there a shapefile I can download to get these ...
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Looking for geometries defining the boundaries of Canadian Location Code regions used for Meteorological Services in Canada

To be clear I have looked into the GADM datasets. The problem is that Canada has a very non-standardized level-2 Administrative Zone identification across the various Territories and Provinces. As a ...
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Which Custom Geographic Transformation Method to use for Nad83 to Nad 83 (CSRS)

I couldn't find a NTv2 file for transforming GCS NAD83 to GCS NAD83(CSRS) so I'm trying to create a custom transformation using the 'Create Custom Geographic Transformation' tool in ArcMap. The tool ...
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Defining the azimuthal equidistant projection of an Environment Canada weather radar map

Environment Canada helpfully provides recent captures of all national weather radar stations at http://dd.meteo.gc.ca/radar/PRECIPET/GIF/ at ten minute intervals. These are the same GIF images as ...
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Lat and long extents of Canadian provinces

I'm seeking the latitude and longitude extents (i.e., extremes of lat and long) for each Canadian province. I already have Alberta and BC. For example, Wikipedia lists Ontario's extent as 49° 00’ N, ...
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Bathymetry data for Lac Lecointre or estimate data from satellite imagery?

I would like to get any sort of depth data of Lac (lake) Lecointre in Quebec. I've searched all over and can't seem to find any downloadable data. If there is no bathymetry data for this lake is it ...
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Finding British Columbia township grid?

I'm looking for a shapefile of the Dominion Land Survey township grid for British Columbia. Where might I find this data?
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Clutter data - where to find for BC and how to convert to .grc

I would like to find a source of 30m or 90m clutter data for BC, Canada. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Preferably a free source. Is landcover synonymous with clutter? when ...
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DLS Grid for Province Alberta (Canada)

I have DLS grid data that I downloaded from http://www.altalis.com/products/property/ats.html (AltaLIS_ATS_V4.1_Coordinates data). But I don't know how to draw the grid on Google Maps. We have ...
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Where can I find/buy Civic Address Data for all of Canada?

I work for a company that is looking to buy all the civic address data for Canada. I've been Googling around and I have yet to find a solution that is not pay per request. We need it so that it can ...
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Plot Canadian (Alberta Province) township, range, and section data on Google Maps

We are working on a project where we need to plot some part of Canada (Alberta) over Google Maps. We can plot maps on Google with coordinates (lat/long) or geometry values. But our client provided us ...
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The number of residential addresses/houses per zip code for Toronto, Canada

Would it be possible to obtain the number of residential address (or total number of houses) at the zip/postal code level (three digit level) for Toronto, Canada? Where might I find such information.
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Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 (CGVD2013)

"Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has released the Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 (CGVD2013), which is now the new reference standard for heights across Canada. This new height reference ...
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Canadian Shapefile from Statscan is wrong?

It's great that Stats Can produced this for free! However, it's useless if it's wrong. I'm using the shapefile for territory planning so the FSA (postal code) data needs to be 100% accurate. But ...
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Address Fields in Canadian Municipal Data Model

I'm looking at the Postal address table in Esri's Canadian Municipal Data Model. There are some fields in there I don't understand, and wondered if anyone could help me out. The fields are: ...
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What can I use for Territory Management in Canada?

For our Canadian organization, I would like to map out the Postal Codes for each sales rep on a map. I've so far used R to pretty good success, but it completely lacks the interactivity I need to ...
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Looking for shapefiles for Canadian shale plays with labels and/or meta data about the plays

I work for a company in the oil and gas industry. We are making a geospatial map with mapbox and leaflet. Our task is to show shale plays in relation to other industry items like well sites. We ...
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Plotting NAD83 zone 8 points atop OSM or Fusion Tables

A geologist has given me a bunch of points to plot on a map I'm doing in WGS84. Her points are in NAD83, and she says they're in "zone 8." Here is one of the points. 440244 7599457 She says the ...
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Costs and requisites when hiring aerial LiDAR survey [closed]

My organization is considering hiring a company to capture new LiDAR data to help with current stormwater issues that we are currently experiencing. I am a GIS analyst that has been assigned with this ...
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Residential tree cover for surveying?

Can someone point me in the direction of some high spatial resolution and reasonably recent satellite imagery for central Canada (Manitoba)? I am trying to determine whether I can generate accurate ...
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Ontario Buildings Data

I am looking for a buildings layer for Ontario, particularly the Chatham-Kent area to properly assess setback for wind turbine development in the region. Currently, I am utilizing the buildings data ...
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Ontario Topographic and Property Data

Looking for Ontario topographic data and property line data; willing to purchase the latter. Shapefiles or file geodatabase files would be optimal. In terms of topographic data, I am looking for: ...
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Wind Data for Newfoundland or New Brunswick

I am looking for wind data at an elevation of 100 metres for Newfoundland and New Brunswick that I can potentially bring into ArcGIS 10.2.2 to augment my wind turbine siting process. Any information ...
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Recreation data for Ontario (Canada)?

I am aware that a similar question has been asked as Sites with recreational shapefiles for United States? but I am looking for comprehensive sources of recreational data (specifically for the ...
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Is there a public CanTopo Web Map Tile Service (WMS / WMTS) available?

Does anyone know of a public CanTopo WMS / WMTS available anywhere? I'm assuming CanTopo is more modern / up-to-date than Toporama? Alternatively, what would be your suggestions for the most pain ...
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Find AB_CSRS.gsb for NAD_1983_TO_WGS_1984_8 Transformation

I am trying to change my WGS84 data to NAD83 for Alberta data. My research tells me that I need to use the NAD_1983_TO_WGS_1984_8 Datum Transformation which is in the AB_CSRS.gsb. I can not find this ...
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How is Canada Vector Data (CanVec) hydrology data collected and updated?

Canada is vast and collecting any geographic data must be a monumental task. Natural Resources Canada provides a free access to a comprehensive Canada-wide topographic data now refereed to as CanVec ...
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Masking WMS (Esri Oceans Basemap) layer in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to display ESRI's Oceans basemap web map service (WMS) in one of my maps, but not the whole layer, just the landmass depicting Canada as I find it a nice fit for the look I'm trying to ...
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Are there any NTS index maps showing the most recent update?

For the Canadian National Topographic System, are there any index maps available that do not only show map numbers throughout the country, but also the most recently available update for each map? As ...
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Aligning layers with questionable metadata in SW Ontario

After making my best efforts to read/try everything I can on this forum and elsewhere, I unfortunately have to contribute to the wide literature of "my layers aren't aligning" questions. I am working ...
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Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario

I was wondering if anyone might know where I can download the rectangular administrative boundaries shown in the image below. I have highlighted one of them in red. On the image, you can see that ...
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Help finding Postcode Boundaries for The UK, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Brazil? [closed]

I would be forever grateful for anyone's help finding current Postal Code shapefiles for any or all of these countries. Spain Brazil UK Ireland Canada Free is obviously better but because I may ...
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Selecting polygons within others that share a boundary

Thanks in advance for any help. I have a feature class in ArcGIS 10.2 with 455 polygons,they are municipal boundaries. We use it to determine permissions for users in another application and it's ...
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Clipping without cutting features

I want to create a multimodal network dataset for the city of Montreal. I have roads and transit lines features for Quebec province (where Montreal is). Because I need the features limited to Montreal ...
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Conversion from Shapefile to TopoJSON format results in incorrect map when rendered using d3js

I am trying to build a map of Canada showing FSA boundaries using d3js. I got shape data from Statistics Canada ...
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Land Cover vector data for Saskatchewan / Manitoba Canada

Looking for Land Cover (aka Land Use) vector data for Saskatchewan / Manitoba Canada. Using Saskatchewan's site I can see the data but not download it as seen here: Another source is Data Basin but ...
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Where can DEM data for all of British Columbia be found?

Is there a website or server from which a DEM covering all of BC can be downloaded - preferably at 1:50K scale? GeoBase has tiles for 1:50K and 1:250K, but they do not provide it as a mosaic. It's ...
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PostGresql and PostGIS courses in Canada

I have been looking for good professional courses for learning more than just the basics for PostGresql nd PostGIS. I have found a number of good courses, but they seem to all be in the US. I was ...