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Free administrative boundaries available as shapefiles for United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada and Italy?

After learning about the US Census's TIGERLines datasets I've working with the following layers, from the USA data Country boundaries State boundaries County boundaries City boundaries ZipCode ...
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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canvec: why so quiet? where are all the users?

It has now been a little over 3 years since Natural Resources Canada released CanVec, a national coast to coast to coast spatial dataset at 1:50,000 or better nominal scale. In the interverning time ...
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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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Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?

I'd really like a seamless service of the Canadian topo maps, similar to ArcGIS Online USA Topographic Maps, http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ee3622f0bfd41eea55ffa83aaf31a9f If there is no ...
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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 ...
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Provincial Base Mapping Data Sources in Canada

I'm very familiar with the Ontario Base Mapping Data, and am looking for similar data for other Canadian Provinces. Perhaps we can start a list of resources here? I'm looking for something at a larger ...
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Geocoding through Canadian French language barrier?

This is related to Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec). It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I find a shapefile of all the Montreal Neighborhoods?

I am trying to map out Montreal and was wondering if there is already an existing polygon shapefile of all the neighborhoods. Here is a link to a perfect example of what I am looking for. ...
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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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Canadian province boundaries in latitude and longitude

Are there any datasets available that give a list of latitude and longitude points for Canadian province boundaries? I don't need anything too detailed as I'm displaying collated data in smallish ...
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what is the fastest way to plot a list of Canadian Addresses?

I have a list of roughly 500 addresses that I'd like to plot on a map either as a point layer or as a kml/placemarks. The addresses are in form 123 QGis Street, Province, Canada, A1A 1A1
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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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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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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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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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Is there projection issue with Natural Resources Canada (NRC) Canada Atlas hydrology data?

I have been using the Natural Resources Canada (NRC) data for various generalized maps but it is not until now when i overlaid higher resolution features obtained from the provincial government ...
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Canvec Symbology in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is anyone working on porting the Canvec Symbology toolkit to ArcGIS 10? How would you go about it if you were? The canvec symbology toolkit is comprised of a canvec.style file (which is an ms-access ...
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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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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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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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Map Grid Index / Reference for Canadian Topo Map

Does anyone know where I can find some kml at different resolutions to show the grid reference for the Canadian topographic maps (CanTopo and toporama). Much like is displayed on the map here: ...
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Looking for the best data source for a geocoding database for Canada

I'm planning to build a Geocoding database for Canada. The goal is that - the database should be able to provide latitude and longitude for any given street level address in Canada. A similar ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Databases of bars, pubs and restaurants in United States and Canada?

I am mostly seeking Bars and Pubs but Restaurants are a very nice bonus. I need a database with zipcode, city, state, longitude, latitude, establishment name, establishment contact information, maybe ...
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Locations of Geodetic Survey Benchmarks in Ontario?

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for Ontario? (If a list even exists that is...)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free high-resolution Orthophotography for Quebec

Is anyone aware of free high-resolution orthophotography for Quebec? Something 1m resolution or greater would be ideal. I'm looking for imagery to use in a standard GIS as files (so not as WMS or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...