Geospatial Data: Land Cover & Land Use of Ontario

Ontario Provincial Land Cover

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1998

A raster dataset that provides a classification of 28 broad land cover types for the whole province of Ontario, based on the 1:250,000 NTS map sheet. It reflects the nature of the land surface rather than the land use.

Format: ARC/INFO GRID or TIFF

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal

 

Provincial Landcover Ed.2 [Ontario, North of the Shield]

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 2000

The dataset is a revised version of the original Ontario Provincial Land Cover Data and provides a classification of 27 broad land cover types north of the southern boundary of the Canadian Shield. The inventory represents the landscape from 1998 to 2002. For southern Ontario, refer to the Southern Ontario Land Resource Information System (SOLRIS).   

Format: TIFF

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal

More Info: Data Description (Brock University)

 

Far North Land Cover

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 2012

Far North Land Cover is an enhanced land cover dataset that includes remote sensing imagery, as well as other data such as geology and elevation, to create a comprehensive land cover database for the north.

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Southern Ontario Land Resource Information System

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resource, 2000-2002

A comprehensive landscape-level inventory of natural, rural and urban areas in Southern Ontario (ecoregions 6E and 7E), following the Ecological Land Classification (ELC).

Format: ESRI Shapefiles and ARC/INFO GRID

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal

More Info: Data Description (McMaster University)

 

Land Use (LUR) 

DMTI Spatial Inc., 2012

A vector Data that classifies the patterns of landuse into the following categories: commercial, government and institutional, open area, parks and recreational, residential, resource and industrial, and waterbody.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal 

 

Ontario Parcel Boundaries

Teranet Inc., 2012

This dataset contains boundaries, assigned civic addresses and identifiers such as assessment roll number (ARN) or property identification number (PIN), which can be linked to ownership and assessed value information for each individual property, or parcel of land, in Ontario.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles, AutoCAD (.dwg)

Access: Request from ADC

More Info: Data Description

 

Note: More data can be found in the Land Cover & Land Use of Canada section.