Geospatial Data: Topography of Canada

 Topography Map | DEM | Bathymetry

 

Topography Map

CanMatrix - Digital Topographic Maps of Canada

Natural Resources Canada, 1996

Scanned topographic maps of Canada based on the National Topographic System (NTS) 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale paper maps published by Natural Resources Canada. The files are geocoded according to NAD83 and have a scanned resolution of 300 dpi.

Format: GeoTIFF (.tif)

Access: Download form Geogratis

More Info: Data Description, Download Instructions (Brock University)

 

CanVec+

Natural Resource Canada, 2011

A new digital vector dataset replacing the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB). Data contain more than 90 topographic entities thematically organized into 11 distribution themes: Administrative Boundaries, Buildings and Structures, Energy, Hydrography, Industrial and Commercial Areas, Places of Interest, Relief and Landforms, Toponymy, Transportation, Vegetation and Water Saturated Soils.

Format: Geography Markup Language (.gml) and ESRI Shapefiles

Access: Download from GeoGratis

More Info: Data Description

 

National Topographic Data Base (NTDB)

Natural Resources Canada, 1998

Digital vector data sets that cover the entire Canadian landmass. Each data set consists of one NTS unit at either the 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 scale. Coverages include the following 13 themes: hydrography, hypsography (contours), vegetation, the road network, roads, the rail network, the electric power network, designated areas, landform and relief, water saturated soils, toponymy and manmade features.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles

Access: Download from Geogratis

More Info: Data Description (University of Waterloo)

 

CanTopo

New generation of topographic maps at a scale of 1:50,000.

Formats: PDF, TIFF, GeoTIFF, GeoPDF.

Access: Download from Geogratis

 

Canadian Atlas Map Bundle (CAMB)

DMTI Spatial Inc., 2008

National and provincial level topographic data based on the National Atlas Information Service (NAIS) 1:2 million, 1:7.5 million, and 1:30 million scale digital maps. The NAIS 1:2 million-scale dataset provides detailed provincial or regional map data. The 1:7.5 and 1:30 million scale digital datasets provide excellent map data at a national level. It offers many more name attributes (for physical features, populated places and roads) than most other digital boundary files.

Format: MapInfo, ESRI Shapefiles

Access: Download from Equinox

 

Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Canadian Digital Elevation Model [Ed. 3.0]

Natural Resources of Canada, 2007

DEM tiles covering all areas of Canada, based on the NTS 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 scale maps. Data are provided in USGS DEM format, and must be converted into raster format before they can be viewed in ArcGIS.

Format: ASCII files (.dem)

Access: GeoGratis

 

DMTI Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

DMTI Spatial Inc., 2011

DEM tiles covering most of Canada at the 1:50,000 (30m resolution) and 1:250,000 (90m resolution) scale. Index shows DEM coverage available through DMTI. Data are provided in ASCII .txt format, and must be converted into raster format before they can be viewed in ArcGIS.

Format: ASCII files (.dem), Planet (UTM projection only) files

Access: Request from ADC

More Info:  Data Description (University of Waterloo)

 

Bathymetry

Bathymetry of Lake Ontario (Vol. G2)

National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, NOAA National Ocean Service, Canadian Hydrographic Service, 1999

This disc contains several digital data files (both raster and vector) and color graphic images as well as a text discussing the bathymetry and geomorphology of Lake Ontario.

Access: CD-ROM available at the Leddy Library (Search Catalogue)

More Info: NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center

 

Bathymetry of Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair (Vol. G1)

National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, NOAA National Ocean Service, Canadian Hydrographic Service, 1999

This disc consists of geological and geophysical data about the two lakes. The bathymetric data was compiled at the scale of 1:250 000 with contour intervals of 5 metres.

Access: CD-ROM available at the Leddy Library (Search Catalogue)

More Info: NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center

 

Bathymetry of Lake Michigan

National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, NOAA National Ocean Service, Canadian Hydrographic Service, 1996

This disc consists of geological and geophysical data about Lake Michigan. The bathymetric data was compiled at the scale of 1:250 000 with contour intervals of 5 metres. The data is available for use in ArcGIS and ArcView 3.x, both in vector and raster formats.

Access: CD-ROM available at the Leddy Library (Search Catalogue)

More Info: NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center