Hamilton

Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)

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Statistics Canada

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Various
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McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
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For more information about the product, see the Reference Guide.

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The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) is a table that can be used to link six-character postal codes to 2006 Census geographic area datasets, including dissemination areas (DAs), Census divisions (CDs), Census subdivisions (CSDs), Census tracts (CTs), and Economic regions (ERs).  It also provides lat-long coordinates for the approximate location of each postal to support mapping. 

To help users deal with the issues of postal codes covering multiple locations, The PCCF makes use of single link indicators (SLIs), which identify the geographic area which contains the largest number of dwellings assigned to that postal code.

How to obtain the PCCF:

The PCCF can be obtained by contacting the Library Data Services (libdata@mcmaster). A data use agreement must be signed prior to data release.

How to Cite This: 

Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF), 2009. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-92-153-XCB.

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Peatlands of Canada

Author: 

Natural Resources Canada

Sample: 
Peatlands.jpg
Year: 
2011
Format: 
Esri Interchange File (.e00), Shapefile (.shp)
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Lambert Conic Conformal

Who can use this data: 
Public
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Available for download through the Geological Survey of Canada website.

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NAD27

Abstract: 

The Canadian Peatland Database contains information on the nature and distribution of peatland in Canada.

How to Cite This: 

Tarnocai, C., I.M. Kettles and B. Lacelle. 2011. Peatlands of Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Open File 6561 .

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\Geology\GeologicSurveyCanada.mxd
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Paleozoic Geology of Southern Ontario

Author: 

Ontario Geological Survey

Sample: 
PaleozoicGeoSO.jpg
Year: 
2007
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Coverage
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Unprojected

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Public
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Ontario Geological Survey Publications - Paleozoic Geology of Southern Ontario (MRD219)

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NAD83

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A seamless Paleozoic geology cover of southern Ontario, based primarily on 1:50,000 scale maps produced over the past 33 years. Time period of content: 1974 to 2007.

Attributes associated with this data: lines, hummocks, dunes, geographic townships, provincial boundary, latitude and longitude grid, lakes, drainage, roads.

This dataset can be downloaded directly from the Geology Ontario website.

How to Cite This: 

Armstrong, D.K. and J.E.P. Dodge. Paleozoic Geology of Southern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release—Data 219, 2007.

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\OGS\OGS.mxd
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Ontario Renewable Energy Atlas

Author: 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Sample: 
LIO_energy_atlas.jpg
Year: 
2014
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Web-based interactive map
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Public
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The Renewable Energy Atlas is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for the purpose of identifying ideal locations for wind and water energy resource development.

The Wind Resource Section provides complete coverage of the Province of Ontario for wind speed and wind power at 10, 30, 50, 80 and 100m above ground level.  "Wind Information Data" can be browsed for each pixel, showing the following data: average wind speed and power at five heights, wind rose and wind speed distribution at 30m and 80m, graphs of daily, monthly and annual variation in avergae wind speed at 30m and 80m, and a "Turbine Formula", which can be used to predict the theoretical output of a turbine at that location.

The Waterpower Resource Section identifies sites with Waterpower Potential as well as existing Waterpower Generating Stations. Waterpower reports are available for rivers, tertiary watersheds, or the province and contain measurements relating to flow, drainage, and power capacity.

The atlas also has the following supplementary layers: Climate Monitoring Stations, Landuse (including Provincial Parks, Conservation Reserves, Natural Heritage Values Areas, Enhanced Management Areas, National Parks, ANSI's, Wilderness Areas, Crown Game Reserves, and Land Ownership), Administrative Boundaries (Including Province, MNR District, Wildlife Management Units, Upper Tier Municipalities and Lower Tier Municipalities), Water, Roads, Powerlines, and Railways

Please note that no geospatial data are available for download from this website.

How to Cite This: 

Ontario Wind Resource Atlas [online map].  Peterborough, ON: The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2007.

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Ontario Parcel Boundaries

Author: 

Teranet Inc.

Sample: 
ontarioparcel.jpg
Year: 
2009 - 2016
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Shapefile (.shp)
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Teranet Lambert Conformal Conic

Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
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Datum: 

NAD83

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This dataset delineates the boundaries of land parcels (individual properties) for various areas in Ontario.  These files do NOT have land use data associated with the boundaries. McMaster Library does have land use data available for parcels in the City of Hamilton.

Parcel boundaries are available for: Algoma, Brant, Bruce County, Chatham-Kent, Cochrane, Dufferin, Durham, Elgin, Essex, Frontenac, Greater Sudbury, Grey County, Halidmald, Haliburton, Halton, Hamilton, Hastings, Huron, Kawartha Lakes, Kenora, Lambton, Lanark, Leeds Grenville United Counties, Lennox Addington, Manitoulin, Middlesex, Muskoka, Niagara, Nipissing, Northumberland, Peel, Perth, Peterborough, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Prince Edward Division, Rainy River, Renfrew County, Simcoe County, Stormont Dundas Glengarry United Counties, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timiskaming, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington, and York.

Years available: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Request data

To request this data, please fill out the Data Use Agreement.

How to Cite This: 

Ontario Parcel Boundaries [computer file]. Toronto: ON, Teranet Enterprises Inc., 2009.

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\Teranet\demo.mxd
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Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM)

Author: 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Sample: 
OBM_0.jpg
Year: 
2003
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Shapefile (.shp), AutoCAD (.dxf, .dwg), Microstation design files (.dgn)
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Public
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NAD83

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Data provided by Land Information Ontario, Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange (OGDE).

This dataset includes municipal boundaries, lots and concessions, polygons for large building outlines, points for houses; contour lines and spot heights; lakes, rivers and streams; streets, highways, railways, pipelines, communications, etc. - no street names.

Southern Ontario is covered at 1:10,000; Northern Ontario is covered at 1:20,000.

Registration is required in order to download data.

How to Cite This: 

Dataset name [computer file]. Peterborough: ON, Ministry of Natural Resources, Year.

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H:/GIS/Data/Canada/ON/OGDE (OBM view)
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Land Information Ontario (LIO) Open Data

Author: 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Sample: 
fundamental.JPG
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Varies by dataset
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Shapefile (.shp), File Geodatabase (FGDB), raster formats
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UTM

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Public
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Open data can be accessed via the Land Information Ontario (LIO) Metadata Management Tool.

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NAD83

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Open data available through LIO can be grouped into one of five categories:

  • Roads, railways, trails
  • Lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands
  • Elevation
  • Official names and boundaries
  • Management and classification information

To download the data, go to the LIO Metadata Management Tool, choose "OPEN DATA" in the menu on the left-hand side of the page, find a dataset of interest and click "Download". Please note, users will be required to sign a user agreement and provide an email address to which the download will be sent.

How to Cite This: 

Example citation: Ontario Fundamental Dataset [computer file]. Peterborough: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Year.

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\OGDE\OGDE.mxd
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The National Hydro Network (NHN)

Author: 

Natural Resources Canada

Sample: 
NHN_DEMO.mxd
Year: 
2016 (Temporal coverage 1944 - )
Format: 
Shapefile (.shp), Web Map Service (WMS)
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Unprojected data.

Who can use this data: 
Public
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Available for download through the Open Government Portal.

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GCS_North_American_1983_CSRS

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The National Hydro Network (NHN), focuses on providing a quality geometric description and a set of basic attributes describing Canada's inland surface waters. It provides geospatial vector data describing hydrographic features such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, canals, islands, obstacles (e.g. waterfalls, rapids, rocks in water) and constructions (e.g. dams, wharves, dikes), as well as a linear drainage network and the toponymic information (geographical names) associated to hydrography.

The modeling work of the NHN is based in part on Linear referencing System (LRS) concepts. This approach allows the management of geometric representations separately from attribute information (referred to as events in LRS). Unique identifiers (called National Identifiers - NID), associated to each NHN feature, allow for efficient management of updates. The NHN is a vector, topographic data product primarily designed to allow hydrographic network analysis. It is intented for water flow analysis, water and watershed management, environmental and hydrographical applications, as well as for a multitude of cartographic applications.

How to Cite This: 

National Hydro Network [computer file]. (2016). Ottawa, ON: Natural Resources Canada.

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\GeoBase\National_Hydro_Network\NHN_DEMO.mxd
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McMaster University Campus Plan 1999

Author: 

McMaster University, Facility Services, Drafting

Sample: 
McMaster1999.JPG
Year: 
1999 - 2015
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A detailed plan of the entire McMaster University Campus, including the western student parking zones.  Each building has a unique ID number, and the legend describing the names of the buildings is superimposed directly on the map.
Years available: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015.

How to Cite This: 

McMaster University Facility Services, Drafting, McMaster University Campus Plan. Hamilton, ON: McMaster University (2002)

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H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\Hamilton\McMaster\McMaster.mxd
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Orthoimages of Canada 1999-2003

Author: 

Natural Resources Canada

Sample: 
CanImage.jpg
Year: 
1999 - 2003
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GeoTIFF
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UTM or Lambert Conformal Conic

Who can use this data: 
Public
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Available through the Government of Canada's Open Data Portal.

Datum: 

NAD83

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CanImage is a raster image containing information from Landsat 7 orthoimages that have been resampled and based on the National Topographic System (NTS) at the 1:50 000 scale in the UTM projection.  The Landsat 7 ortho images contain 8 spectral bands. For the creation of the CanImage product, the following bands were retained: band 3 (red), 2 (green) and 1 (green-blue). These bands are displayed using the colors: red (band 3), green (band 2) and blue (band 1). A linear stretching is done on each of the 3 band in order to increase the contrast. The clipping of the product according to the NTS in the UTM projection generate an overlap between the adjacent CanImage data sets.

The data are provided in large tiles based on the National Topographic System (NTS) map sheets.

How to Cite This: 

Format:
Database Name [type of medium]. (Year). Producer location, province/state: Producer name. Available FTP: address/path/file [Access date]

Example:
Orthoimages of Canada [computer file]. 1999-2003. Ottawa, ON: Natural Resources Canada. Available FTP: http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/image/canimage/50k/. [December 12, 2017].

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H:\GIS\Data\Canada\Geogratis\Landsat_5_and_7.mxd
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