As a result of a government wide web renewal exercise to improve user experience, including providing better accessibility, more relevant content and improved search capability, this website will be changed.
As of April 30th, 2013, this site will no longer be available at this address. Our products and services will continue to be made accessible through our New GeoGratis website. This new website, launched on that date, will provide a single point of access to a broad collection of geospatial data, topographic and geoscience maps, images, and scientific publications. This site will be easy to search, view and download at no fee. Read More...
The new GeoGratis website is now on line.
We would like to invite you to click on the following link http://geogratis.gc.ca/beta/search?lang=en where you will be re-directed to the new GeoGratis Beta Site. This site provides a single point of access to a broad collection of geospatial data, topographic and geoscience maps, images and scientific publications. It is easy to search, view and download these products at no fee.
Your feedback is important to us. All comments and suggestions will be reviewed and taken into consideration. http://geogratis.gc.ca/beta/feedback.php?lang=en
Welcome to GeoGratis
Geospatial data available online at no cost and without restrictions!
GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost and without restrictions via your Web browser.
The data will be useful whether you are a novice who needs a geographic map for a presentation, or an expert who wants to overlay a vector layer of digital data on a classified multiband image, with a digital elevation model as a backdrop.
The geospatial data are grouped in collections and are compatible with the most popular geographic information systems (GIS), with image analysis systems and the graphics applications of editing software.
Register to users list
Natural Resources Canada encourages you to register, on a voluntary basis, to the GeoGratis' users list. This will allow NRCan to better know its users and to increase the quality of products and services offered on GeoGratis.
Use and Restrictions
All distributed data should be accessed and used relatively to the GeoGratis Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement. With this licence, users are granted a non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free right and licence to exercise all intellectual property rights in the data. This includes the right to use, incorporate, sublicense (with further right of sublicensing), modify, improve, further develop, and distribute the data; and to manufacture and/or distribute Derivative Products. The Licensee shall identify the source of the Data, in the following manner, where any of the Data are redistributed, or contained within Derivative Products: "© Department of Natural Resources Canada. All rights reserved."
The geospatial data collections are available on the GeoGratis portal. A number of the collections meet international geomatics standards.
The collections include raster data, such as satellite images or scanned topographic maps, vector data, such as national-scale frameworks (grouped by theme), and a database of ground control points.