[CivicAccess-discuss] new - maps and geospatial data releases
Tracey P. Lauriault
tlauriau at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 17:43:26 EST 2010
*Le message en français suit.*
*This message is sent on behalf of Ann Martin, Director, Data Dissemination
Division, Mapping Information Branch, Natural Resources Canada.*
*Natural Resources Canada invites you to browse our latest selection of maps
and geospatial data releases:*
New* Canadian Topographic Maps** *
New and updated Canadian Topographic Maps now available via*
104 maps at 1:50 000 scale covering areas in the Atlantic Provinces,
Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and Canada’s North. The maps released in the
North include 38 brand new maps covering large areas of Baffin Island
previously unmapped at 1:50 000 scale. These new maps are the first of 1600
new topographic maps of Canada's northern regions to be produced by NRCan
over the next two and a half years.
See the* **complete list of newly released topographic
Paper copies of all Canadian Topographic Maps are also available through
<http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/distrib_centres_e.php>of the Canada Map
Office, and through
*Certified Map Printers* <http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/printers_e.php> who
ensure local, high quality, on-demand plotting of topographic maps.
New* CanVec* 1:50 000 Data
This fifth release of*
the addition of 154 new datasets, update of National Road Network
data for nine provinces and territories, and the update of geographical
names for the entity “Named feature”. An improved symbology file is now
available in the *GeoGratis
FAQ*<http://www.geogratis.ca/geogratis/en/faq.html>section. For more
information, please refer to the
* **CanVec Release
New* Toporama* Data
This third release of the*
corresponds to the fifth release of CanVec, and includes the
addition of 154 new datasets, the update of the National Road Network data
for nine provinces and territories, and the update of geographical names for
the entity “Named feature”. For more information, please refer to
New from the* National Air Photo Library*
New 2009 aerial photographs covering Ottawa were recently added to the
National Air Photo Library's collection of over six million photographs
covering all of Canada. These new air photos can be viewed through* **NAPL
along with over 434 000 other digital aerial photographs covering various
regions of Canada.
New from the* Atlas of Canada*
*Atlas of Canada 2010 Winter Olympics Mapping
The Atlas of Canada has published a special series of interactive maps in
advance of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games.
Olympic Medallists Map* depicts the birthplace of past Canadian Winter
Olympic and Paralympic medallists. As Canada’s new Winter Olympic medal
winners emerge during the Vancouver games, this interactive map will be
updated to show their birthplaces.
A promotional poster map has also been produced depicting the location of
* **2010 Olympic
The poster map covers a large region of southern British Columbia, and uses
detailed inset maps to show all Olympic venues.
New from* GeoBase*
New* **National Hydro
data – Data for 38 drainage areas were recently published, bringing
the total number of NHN datasets available on the GeoBase portal to 1130.
This release includes drainage areas in the Hudson Bay Lowlands and in the
far north. Our latest*
Further announcements on new mapping and geospatial product releases by
Natural Resources Canada will follow. For more information, please visit the
GeoGratis "*What's New* <http://geogratis.gc.ca/geogratis/en/whatsnew.html>"
page or contact us at: *geoginfo at NRCan.gc.ca* <geoginfo at NRCan.gc.ca>.
Tracey P. Lauriault
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