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Map Resources

Resources collected for Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SANDS) staff

Canadian Maps

The National Atlas of Canada
Interactive maps, thematic and references maps are linked

Representation of the National Topographic Data Base as images : total coverage of Canada at 1:250,000; partial coverage of Canada at 1:50,000.

GeoGratis is a web and file transfer protocol (ftp) site that distributes geospatial data of Canada. Data is available for download, without charge. Similarly, several types of full resolution satellite imagery are on-line. Also has link for Google Earth KMZ.

IMW Index map with links to scanned Canadian maps
This series: International Map of the World (IMW), Canadian Sector, 1956-1987, provides maps with coverage at the scale of 1:1,000,000, in Lambert Conformal Conic projection. The maps are available for download as .jpgs and are are originally from GeoGratis.

Canadian Geographic Map Maker
Interactive maps, archive, historical timeline

Canadian Topographic Maps Index for Alberta
Alberta grid index for Canadian 1:50,000 NTS map sheets for sale via Map Town (Calgary)

Spatial and Numeric Data Services Home Page

Contact Information:

Spatial and Numeric Data Services
Rm 466, Taylor Family Digital Library
Telephone: 403-220-6822

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