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Canada Spatial Data Collections [Non-Restricted]
DMTI Spatial Academic Consortium [Restricted License Students & Faculty]
DMTI Spatial and available to U of Lethbridge students and faculty:
DMTI CanMap Content Suite, Shapefiles & Tables ( 2021 | 2020 | 2019) [DOWNLOAD]
More than 300 mapping layers and includes coast-to-coast GIS data from Streetfiles, RouteLogistics, and Postal Code Suite, plus: Topographic information including water, rail, parks, land use and enhanced points of interest (EPOI); Utility infrastructure; Police and fire stations; Provincial and municipal boundaries; Street network and routing attribution (speed limits, turn restrictions, etc).
Request the following DMTI resources. email:
File type: Shapefile; MapInfo
DMTI Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data for Canada (30m & 90m) by NTS Map Area
DMTI Clutter Data for Canada (30m & 90m)
DMTI CanMap Postal Code Suite for Canada
Postal Code Conversion File [Restricted License Students & Faculty]
Postal Codes (OM) by Federal Ridings File [Restricted License Students & Faculty]
The DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) provides access to the
Postal Codes by Federal Ridings (2013 Representation Order) File (PCFRF) which reflects postal code data from the Canada Post Corporation up to and including November 2014, and the new, legal Federal Ridings (2013 Representation Order). A reference guide has been produced for this product.
Request by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org [Restricted License Students & Faculty]
Census of Canada Geography / Boundary Files
The DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) Data Collection contains geography files from 1971-2016. This collection consists of some reference maps, thematic maps, digital and cartographic boundary files, reference tools among other products (
File type: Shapefile). This collection can be accessed in the following ways:
Boundary Files - Census Program Geography [Free Access]
GeoSearch - interactive mapping of census data [Free Access]
Census Program Data Viewer
Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) [Free Access]
A web-based data visualization tool that presents key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Use to find places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and socio-demographic data. Make sure to READ THE TUTORIAL!
Statistics Canada Boundary Files [Non-Restricted]
There are two types of boundary files: cartographic and digital. Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.
Canada Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photographs