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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.



Open Database of Buildings collection of open data on buildings from eight provinces, primarily building footprints (does not include Calgary)

Automatically Extracted Buildings from Natural Resources Canada, vector building footprints extracted from airborne LiDAR data, high-resolution optical imagery or other sources; includes height and elevation (does not include Calgary)

Computer generated building footprints for Canada from Microsoft. 12,663,475 building footprint polygon geometries from all Canadian provinces and territories in GeoJSON format. (does include Calgary). A good post on working with GeoJSON in ArcMAP and QGIS.

United States

US Building Footprints Microsoft database

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