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Can't make sense of (UTM?) boundaries coordinates from Statistics Canada

I downloaded a GML file of cities boundaries from Statistics Canada, but I can't make sense of them. For example, when looking at the boundaries for a city north of Toronto (Markham), the first ...
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CORDEX and CanRCM4 data lapse rate

I am using CanCRM4 data from the CORDEX model for modelling ice cap mass balance. I was wondering if anyone had any information about the type of lapse rate used in this data set and if it can be ...
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Stream order data for Canadian streams

I am researching streams and I want to select 1st-3rd order streams in North America. The NHD Plus V2 Flowline Network contains stream order (Strahler) in the packaged data and I was wondering if ...
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Projected coordinate system that can be used for Nova Scotia, Canada for the linear units of feet

Right now I am using the projected coordinate system "ATS 1977 MTM 5 Nova Scotia" which is in the linear units of meters. I need to change the coordinate system for Nova Scotia, Canada to be ...
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Seeking cities boundaries of Canada

I would like to download Canadian cities' borders as shapefiles for clipping satellite imagery for several cities. I could find the US city borders as "Urban Areas" in the following page: ...
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Download salinity data from Government of Canada [duplicate]

Since I would like to use the salinity data with lat/lon in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada to compare with the fishing data. I'm trying to download the 2010-2019 average salinity data. As the table ...
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Downloading salinity data from Government of Canada

Since I would like to use the salinity data with lat/lon in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada to compare with the fishing data. I'm trying to download the 2010-2019 average salinity data. As the table ...
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NAD27 data distributed in NAD83 by Canadian government

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) produced 1:50000 topo maps for all of Canada according to the Natural Topographic System grid configuration. The maps are now considered a legacy product, but GeoTIFFs ...
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What do the acronyms OBT and OCIP mean on a survey plan?

When looking at survey plans for British Columbia, Canada, there are various acronyms used to describe survey markers. Ones that I do know include: BT - bearing tree CIP - capped iron post PP - "...
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Identifying grid system in Canada

I'm trying to identify this grid system that consists of two letter followed by two numbers. If it helps I know GU37 is defined by the following vertices: Lat (North) Lng (West) 1 48° 30' 00"...
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Problem with importing NONNA-100 bathymetry data into QGIS

Total QGIS newbie. Tried importing Canadian Hydrographic Service Non-Navigational (NONNA-100) Bathymetric Data found here https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/d3881c4c-650d-4070-bf9b-1e00aabf0a1d ...
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Searching geodetic databases for historical landmarks in Canada by Station names (or numbers)

I am interested in historical landmarks within Canada. I have a Station name ... Station 08U1209. I would like to read what information is available about it from our Canadian Geodatic database, but ...
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Misplacement while adding shapefile with no projection

I'm stuck trying to add a shapefile of points (digitised from geotagged aerial pictures, I'm assuming GPS tagged) in QGIS 3.4 (Mac). The .prj-file that I opened in notepad gives me a WGS84 GCS. ...
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Need Dominion Land Survey (DLS) grids loaded into QGIS for province of Saskatchewan in Canada

I found a source that allows the download of a shapefile for the grid system for Alberta, but am still in need of the same thing for the entire Dominion Land Survey Grid, or just Saskatchewan. I'm ...
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Seeking list of geodetic benchmark locations for all of Canada? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for all of Canada? I am looking for a few specific control monuments in Arctic Canada with accurate coordinates
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Seeking quarternary watershed map of Eastern Ontario?

I am looking for a quarternary watershed map of Eastern Ontario. Where is the best place to look for this? I am currently using the ArcGIS Online basemap software to create my maps. I have a CSV ...
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Getting Canada shapefile to overlay model on QGIS?

How can I get Canada to overlap with the rest of my map? I think this is a CRS problem but I really do not know how to solve it.
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Is there a place where I could find Geometries of MTM Zones in Canada?

Trying to determine automatically which zones my Lat long data is in using geometries of MTM (Modified Transverse Mercator) Zones. Is there any shapefile (or other format) of the different MTM zones ...
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Looking for a projection used for Nova Scotia in 1924

I have a map of Nova Scotia published by the Department of the Interior Canada in 1924 which I would like to georeference. The map has a graticule labeled with latitude and longitude. According to a ...
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NAD 1983 to NAD 1983 CSRS Transformation

I have data in NAD 1983 Zone 20 and want to transform it to NAD 1983 CSRS Zone 20. I found this source: https://community.esri.com/thread/6772 which states: NAD_1983_To_NAD_1983_CSRS_4 > 1950 ...
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NAD83 to NAD83(CSRS) transformation for Northwest Territories, Canada

I am looking to determine the correct Grid Shift Binary (gsb) file for transforming data from the NAD83 original to NAD83(CSRS) geodetic datum for the NWT in Canada. I was able to find reference for a ...
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Seeking free data to calculate drive time based on traffic / congestion? [closed]

I'm looking to calculate drive time contours based on traffic data. I have road network data (with distances and speed limits), but the client wants to take real live traffic/congestion data into ...
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Seeking border of Canada as GeoJSON from "official" source?

I'm new to GIS. I need to get the border of Canada as a GeoJSON file. I googled and landed at this repo https://github.com/johan/world.geo.json which as a representation that would suit my ...
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Seeking dataset locating points of interest such as fire stations in Canada?

Is there a dataset locating points of interest such as fire stations in Canada? I tried using the one at http://www.mapcruzin.com/ but the accuracy was not correct.
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What is the difference between these coordinate systems for New Brunswick

AutoCAD Civil 3D has two coordinate reference systems that I've identified for use in New Brunswick, Canada: CANST-NB83-CSRS and CANST-NB-ATS How do they differ?
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Neighborhood data for Canada

I am looking for Canada Locality/neighborhood data but did not get any useful links. Anybody know about a good Locality/neighborhood data for Canada??
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QGIS Shapefile warps when zooming out

I'm working on a project in QGIS right now that uses Canada and Canadian waterbodies as a basemap. However, the waterbodies file I was provided seems to warp in the Northwest Territories when you zoom ...
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Finding River Lots in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba using QGIS?

I have to border farmlands in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba). Usually they give input in the form of DLS like SE-9-56-22-W4.So I use https://locator.scadalink.com/dls2latlng.html to find ...
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Canada vector data

I am looking for vector data -> Landuse [residential, commercial, industrial, cropland, water etc.] Scale : best possible but would like 1:50 000 or better Location : NL, BC, QC I checked various ...
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Legal Land Location Shapefile Ontario

I am looking for the equivalent of the ATS fabric for Ontario (shapefile). The ATS fabric in Western Canada is quite easily found online, but I can't seem to find any good data for Eastern Canada, ...
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Querying the National Resources Canada Toporama WMS

I have the server URL (http://ows.geobase.ca/wms/geobase_en) but no idea what is the query format for the tiles. As an example, this is the URL for the USA Topo maps served by ArcGIS, where [Z]/[Y]/[...
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Open data on buildings in Montreal [closed]

Is there a resource for open data for the City of Montreal? I am specifically looking for building footprints.
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How to create a map of demographics using Canada Census Data?

I understand this is an extremely vague question. I will start by telling you what I have: I have Canada census boundary shapefiles and want to map data by dissemination area I have Canada census ....
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Working with Canvec Data?

I'm trying to join some downloaded CANVEC data to associated style file, but I am unable to join on the code field. The field used to join the stylefile for ArcMap has been removed from the ...
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Which projection to use to map three Canadian provinces?

I was making a map of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, thinking I would use a UTM projection, however, these provinces cover zones 12-16, so this likely isn't ideal. What other options are there?
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Good equidistant Canada-wide projection?

I'm trying to map several thousand points across Canada, and find nearest neighbours for each point. I've figured out how to do all of this in QGIS using the Distance Matrix tool, but my projection ...
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Ready made Contours from SRTM data?

I need to create a map with SRTM data but use contours instead of the grid data. I can use ESRI software to create contours but they aren't the nicest looking, mostly in flat areas. Does a good ...
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Create 1km Grid in QGIS from Canada Topo Data

I've been struggling with this all day and can't seem to get anywhere, even with the help of other forum posts. I'm pulling vector data from the canadian gis system, and loading it into QGIS. That ...
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Wrong boundary when plotting Canada's shapefile in Python

I want to plot the Canadian shapefile with province boundaries highlighted and hollow filling. I have downloaded the shapefile from here. This is the script I use to visualize the shapefile: ...
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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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Choosing Canadian province for studying GIS and finding professional opportunities [closed]

I have a Business Administration degree and a Logistics MBA. My final project was a case study of efficiency 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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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 for British Columbia, 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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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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