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Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) (2009)

Date: 2009
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: GCS North American 1983
Projection: Canada Lambert Conformal Conic
Scale: 1:20,000
Access: internal \\Maps\data1$\data\FTPOCUL\OGDE\FRI
Description:
This Information Holding is used within the context of the following Great Lakes Heritage Coast subject area: Terrestrial Flora Part of Ontario's Living Legacy, The Great Lakes Heritage Coast Project is an open forum for citizens to help determine the best ways to... -Protect the Coast's scenic beauty and natural ecosystems; -Promote the potential for recreation, tourism, and other economic benefits through a network of parks and protected areas and bring the world to this magnificent part of Ontario; -Encourage development compatible with the overall intent for the area; and -Foster co-operation, education, public information and partnerships with other levels of government, Aboriginal communities, and interest groups in the planning and management of the Heritage Coast. The updated data is now in shapefile format
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Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) (2009)

Date: 2009
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: GCS North American 1983
Projection: Canada Lambert Conformal Conic
Scale: 1:20,000
Access: internal \\Maps\data1$\data\FTPOCUL\OGDE\FRI
Description:
This Information Holding is used within the context of the following Great Lakes Heritage Coast subject area: Terrestrial Flora Part of Ontario's Living Legacy, The Great Lakes Heritage Coast Project is an open forum for citizens to help determine the best ways to... -Protect the Coast's scenic beauty and natural ecosystems; -Promote the potential for recreation, tourism, and other economic benefits through a network of parks and protected areas and bring the world to this magnificent part of Ontario; -Encourage development compatible with the overall intent for the area; and -Foster co-operation, education, public information and partnerships with other levels of government, Aboriginal communities, and interest groups in the planning and management of the Heritage Coast. The updated data is now in shapefile format
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Algonquin Park Forest Resource Inventory (2001)

Date: 2001
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: CD-Rom #088
Description:
This Information Holding is used within the context of the following Great Lakes Heritage Coast subject area: Terrestrial Flora Part of Ontario's Living Legacy, The Great Lakes Heritage Coast Project is an open forum for citizens to help determine the best ways to... -Protect the Coast's scenic beauty and natural ecosystems; -Promote the potential for recreation, tourism, and other economic benefits through a network of parks and protected areas and bring the world to this magnificent part of Ontario; -Encourage development compatible with the overall intent for the area; and -Foster co-operation, education, public information and partnerships with other levels of government, Aboriginal communities, and interest groups in the planning and management of the Heritage Coast..
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Atlas of Canada -Toporama ()

Date:
Creator: Natural Resources Canada
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: web
Description:
Toporama – Topographic Maps One of the Atlas of Canada’s special 100th Anniversary projects is offering topographical maps for all of Canada. These new maps are the next generation of the Centre for Topographic Information’s very successful Toporama product. The National Topographic System (NTS) provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of Canada. These maps depict, in detail, ground relief (landforms and terrain), drainage (lakes and rivers), forest cover, administrative areas, populated areas, transportation routes and facilities (including roads and railways), and other constructed features. The maps show data from the 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 National Topographic Databases.
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British Columbia Forest Fire Historical Data (1950-1999)

Date: 1950-1999
Creator: British Columbia Fire Service - Government of British Columbia
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: CD-Rom #083
Description:

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CLUPA Modifying Land Use Area (2006)

Date: 2006
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: geographic
Scale:
Access: web
Description:
Includes the following attribute tables:
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            38,135 clupa_area_and_map_tile.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            18,165 clupa_modifying_use_area.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            30,960 clupa_policy.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM             8,532 clupa_policy_and_dir_source.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM               126 clupa_policy_and_ecodistrict.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            16,732 clupa_policy_and_mnr_district.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM               159 clupa_policy_and_park_admin.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            82,441 clupa_policy_and_permitted_use.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM             8,780 clupa_policy_dir_source.tbl
19/03/2008  11:05 PM            27,691 geog_unit.tbl

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CLUPA Primary Land Use Area (2006)

Date: 2006
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: geographic
Scale:
Access: web
Description:
Includes the following attribute tables:
19/03/2008  11:14 PM               204 clupapri.pck
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           444,201 clupa_area_and_map_tile.tbl
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           458,822 clupa_policy.tbl
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           225,376 clupa_policy_and_dir_source.tbl
19/03/2008  11:15 PM            25,088 clupa_policy_and_ecodistrict.tbl
19/03/2008  11:15 PM           165,484 clupa_policy_and_mnr_district.tbl
19/03/2008  11:15 PM            23,109 clupa_policy_and_park_admin.tbl
19/03/2008  11:15 PM        10,389,610 clupa_policy_and_permitted_use.tbl
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           166,453 clupa_policy_dir_source.tbl
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           212,371 clupa_primary_use_area.tbl
19/03/2008  11:14 PM           304,355 geog_unit.tbl

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Canada's large intact forest landscapes ()

Date:
Creator: Global Forest Watch Canada
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: Web
Description:

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City of Waterloo 2005 (2005)

Date: 2005
Creator: City of Waterloo
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: CD-Rom [222]
Description:
also contains bicycle paths, heritage sites, trails, campgrounds, fire hydrants, polling stations, street intersections, retail, sanitary manholes, sanitary sewere pipes, creeks, woods, and landmarks
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Climate Data ()

Date:
Creator:
Datum:
Projection:
Scale: 1:250000
Access: Web
Description:

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Climate Data ()

Date:
Creator:
Datum:
Projection:
Scale: 1:50000
Access: Web
Description:

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Forest Management Units (2000)

Date: 2000
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - OMNR
Datum:
Projection:
Scale: 1:10,000 1:20,000
Access: CD-Rom [143] & Intranet
Description:
A Forest Management Unit (FMU) is a designated administrative area that depicts a forest management boundary. The area within these boundaries are used for forest resource planning and management purposes of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. An FMU is primarily identified by an assigned official name and a unique numeric code. The Forest Management Branch - Forest Management Planning Section of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, approves FMU boundaries, codes and official names.
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Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) (2001)

Date: 2001
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: \\Maps\data1$\data\FTPOCUL\OGDE\FRI
Description:
This Information Holding is used within the context of the following Great Lakes Heritage Coast subject area: Terrestrial Flora Part of Ontario's Living Legacy, The Great Lakes Heritage Coast Project is an open forum for citizens to help determine the best ways to... -Protect the Coast's scenic beauty and natural ecosystems; -Promote the potential for recreation, tourism, and other economic benefits through a network of parks and protected areas and bring the world to this magnificent part of Ontario; -Encourage development compatible with the overall intent for the area; and -Foster co-operation, education, public information and partnerships with other levels of government, Aboriginal communities, and interest groups in the planning and management of the Heritage Coast..
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Geo Data Portal ()

Date:
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: internet
Description:
The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 450 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.
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Global Forest Watch Data Warehouse (1950s-2000s)

Date: 1950s-2000s
Creator: World Resources Institute
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: Web
Description:

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Global GIS Database: Europe Digital Data Series DDS-62G (2003)

Date: 2003
Creator: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale: 1:1000000
Access: CD-ROM [124]
Description:
This CD-ROM contains a digital atlas of the countries of Europe. This atlas is part of a global database compiled from USGS and other data sources at a nominal scale of 1:1,000,000 and is intended as a regional-scale reference and analytical tool by educators, government officials, researchers, industry, and the general public
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Global GIS North America Digital Data Series DDS-62F (2003)

Date: 2003
Creator: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale: 1:1000000
Access: CD-ROM [125]
Description:
This CD-ROM contains a digital atlas of the countries of North America. This atlas is part of a global database compiled from USGS and other data sources at a nominal scale of 1:1,000,000 and is intended as a regional-scale reference and analytical tool by educators, government officials, researchers, industry, and the general public.
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New York State GIS Clearinghouse ()

Date:
Creator: New York State
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: Web
Description:
Note that some layers are free to download. Others must be requested through the map library. Contact us via the email address above. all roads can be found for public use here.
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Northwest Territories Digital Atlas (September 2002)

Date: September 2002
Creator: World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: 3 CD-ROM set #051
Description:
3 CD-ROM set atlas is the first collation and mapping of all readily available biophysical data for the NWT. The data span a wide range of themes including: Mineral, oil and gas rights and potential Timber productive forests Some First Nations community conservation plans and heritage sites Ecoregions Wildlife habitat Topographic information (transportation, water bodies, elevation etc.) Archaeological sites Land use permits Protected areas (candidate and existing) Landcover
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Oak Ridges Moraine (2005)

Date: 2005
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: Intranet
Description:
GIS Layers Include:
Area
Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest
Areas of Aquifer Vulnerability
Coordinates
Townships
Indian Reserves
Land Use Designations
Lots
Niagara Escarpment Plan Boundary
Railways
Roads
RTE Species Occurrences Generalized
Sand Barrens Savannahs Tallgrass Prairies
Subwatersheds
Technical Information
Upper Tier Municipal Boundaries
Utility Lines
Water Body Areas and Lines
Files can be found at the following location in the Map Library U:\geodata\Canada\ON\OGDE\Oak Ridges Moraine\ Wetlands
Woodlands

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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) Fundamental Dataset (2002-)

Date: 2002-
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: Geographic
Scale:
Access: web and OGDE Fundamental Dataset (FTP and Intranet)
Description:
Layers include:
airport
annotation
building scale
building symbol
concession
conservation area
conservation authortiy area
conservation reservere
contour, ogde contours
crown game preserve
crown leased land
drainage line
drainage point
geographic township
land ownership
lot
mine site
miscellaneous line
miscellaneous point
mnr district
mnr region
Municipal Boundaries 2005
municipal lower tier
municipal park
municipal upper tier
national park
national wildlife area
ngo nature reserve
obm dtm coverage
obm dtm shape
obm index
pit or quarry
provincial park regulated
provincial park zone regulated
railway segment
road segment
spot heights
tank
tower
trail segment
transport line
transport point
unorganizedarea
utility lines
utility sites
waterbody segment
water edge
water structure
wetland unit
woodedarea
If a layer you wish to use is not set up for download, please contact the email above for access.
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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) non-Fundamental Dataset (various)

Date: various
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: UTM
Scale: various
Access: web
Description:
Datasets include Habitat planning ranges; insect damaged areas; nesting sites; fish nurseries; wildlife nurseries; ORM land use designations, Ontario Trail Network (OTN) trailhead; Ontario Trail Network (OTN) trail segments; spawning areas; wildlife species locally tracked; wildlife species provincially tracked; traditional land use; trapper cabins; tree improvement areas; water power potential sites; wild rice stands; wintering areas; wood use areas; forest processing facilities, utility sites; utility lines; forest management units; natural heritage values area; indian reservations; tourism establishment areas; land use plan area MNR, Agricultural Land (agriculture land)....more to come (September 18, 2009 last updated)
other keywords: bears, cariboo (caribou), fish, moose...
Non-Fundamental datasets can be found on the Map and Data Library Intranet if not available for download on the Map and Data Library web pages.
Some datasets are also available on DVD/CDs
Lot Fabric in DVD[350]
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Ontario Significant Ecological Area ()

Date:
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Datum: NAD83
Projection: Lat/Long
Scale:
Access: local intranet & CD Rom # 095
Description:
A Significant Ecological Area is a polygon feature that identifies an area of interest to the Ministry that is ecologically significant, and warrants special consideration, excluding ANSI's, wetlands, parks, reserves or ESA's. Different Significant Ecological Area types collected by the Natural Resources Values Information System (NRVIS) include... - Designated Old Growth Forest - No-Cut Area - Significant Valley - Significant Woodland - Wetland, Unevaluated
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Ontario Timber Inventory - soil capability for forestry ()

Date:
Creator:
Datum: Nad27
Projection: Lat/Lon
Scale:
Access: web
Description:
Attribute Schema: 3 CLASS_A CHAR (1), 3 MODIFIER_A CHAR (1), 3 PERCENT_A CHAR (1), 3 SUBCLASS_A CHAR (3), 3 SPECIES_A1 CHAR (4), 3 SPECIES_A2 CHAR (4), 3 CLASS_B CHAR (1), 3 MODIFIER_B CHAR (1), 3 PERCENT_B CHAR (1), 3 SUBCLASS_B CHAR (2), 3 SPECIES_B1 CHAR (4), 3 SPECIES_B2 CHAR (4), 3 CLASS_C CHAR (1), 3 MODIFIER_C CHAR (1), 3 PERCENT_C CHAR (1), 3 SUBCLASS_C CHAR (2), 3 SPECIES_C1 CHAR (4), 3 SPECIES_C2 CHAR (4),
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Prince Edward Island GIS Data Catalogue (1900-)

Date: 1900-
Creator: Government of Prince Edward Island
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: web
Description:
Includes historical forestry data going back to 1900 and historical air photos going back to 1935 (cost). Property boundaries and assessment information are at a cost.
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Seamless Digital Chart of the World Version 3.01, 2004 ()

Date:
Creator: Global Mapping International
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: CD-ROM [202]
Description:
This product is a globally seamless adaptation of the U.S. Government's Digital Chart of the World (Vector Smart Map Level 0 [VMap0], Edition 5) produced by Global Mapping International in ESRI shapefile format, with added country polygons and updated first-level subdivisions of countries. The underlying Digital Chart of the World was developed by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)of the U.S. government. GMI has merged the DCW into seamless, global shapefile layers (the original consists of four separate libraries, each divided into dozens of tiles). GMI has also provided sample map project and layer files applying appropriate cartographic symbology to the complex classification system of VMap0). The VMap0 data was compiled from the Operational Navigational Chart (ONC) series of air navigation maps with a scale of 1:1,000,000. Full information about VMAP Level 0, edition 5 is contained in MIL-PRF-89039 "PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION - VECTOR SMART MAP (VMap) Level 0" as amended (VMAP0_spec.pdf) GMI has also provided sample map project and layer files applying appropriate cartographic symbology to the complex classification system of VMap 0 when using the shapefiles in ArcGIS version 8.3 and above.
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Significant Ecological Area Digital Data (2000)

Date: 2000
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Datum:
Projection:
Scale:
Access: CD-ROM [095]
Description:
"A Significant Ecological Area is a polygon feature that identifies an area of interest to the Ministry that is ecologically significant, and warrants special consideration, excluding ANSI's, wetlands, parks, reserves or ESA's. Different Significant Ecological Area types collected by the Natural Resources Values Information System (NRVIS) include... - Designated Old Growth Forest - No-Cut Area - Significant Valley - Significant Woodland - Wetland, Unevaluated"
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Southern Ontario Land Resources Inventory (SOLRIS) (2002)

Date: 2002
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: UTM
Scale:
Access: local intranet data is located at U:\geodata\canada\on\ogde\solris
Description:
from FAQ from OMNR "SOLRIS is a primary data layer that provides a comprehensive, landscape-level inventory of natural, rural and urban areas. SOLRIS follows a standardized approach for ecosystem description, inventory and interpretation known as Ecological Land Classification (ELC) for southern Ontario (Lee et al, 1998)."
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Toronto Centreline (2004)

Date: 2004
Creator: Land Information Toronto
Datum: NAD 27
Projection: Modified Transverse Mercator
Scale:
Access: Intranet and CD-ROM
Description:
TCL Asset includes: 1. Geographic linear representation of transportation corridors, administrative boundaries and shorelines. 2. Geographic point representations of properties and municipal addresses. 3. Various administration areas of city interest. 4. Information linked to transportation corridors, addresses and administration areas. TCL stores linear features representing transportation corridors and boundaries, address points representing properties, doorways, sites, intersection features and area features. All features are attributed with feature codes, with the date they were entered into the asset and the date they were removed from the current asset to the archival asset, with identification numbers unique over time and in the city and with name, lineage and accuracy information. In addition to retaining historical archives, threaded archives are also retained that record splits and merges of address points, of linear features and of area features. All features are linked and integrated. Supports all city operational and planning programs. Examples include Emergency (911) dispatch, city permits, welfare case management, boundary administration area re-alignments, waste collection, traffic control and electoral functions.
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Wooded Area 2003-2006 (2006)

Date: 2006
Creator: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
Scale:
Access: "CD-Rom [265] and local intranet u:\geodata\canada\on\ogde\wooded area\"
Description:
Abstract from Metadata web page:
"Wooded Area polygons represent the boundaries of woodlands (forests, woodlots, hedgerows, and plantations) in Southern Ontario. The woodland dataset is one of numerous products derived through the implementation of the SOLRIS project. The methodology used in SOLRIS Phase 1 involves updating the NRVIS wooded area (WOODAREA concrete class) data through the interpretation of remotely sensed data including orthophotography, Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) and colour infrared aerial photography. This dataset represents wooded areas within the MNR Southern Region classified into 'Treed', 'Hedgerow' and 'Plantation' classes."
Source = Aerial Photography 1994-2006 Data
Currentness = 2003-2006

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York Region 2008 (199?-200?)

Date: 199?-200?
Creator: York Region Geomatics Division
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: Lambert Conformal Conic 6 degrees and UTM Z 17
Scale: varies; 1 metre contour intervals
Access: Local Intranet and CD-ROM #118
Description:
Units: metres
see also York Region Contours
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York Region 2008 (199?-200?)

Date: 199?-200?
Creator: York Region Geomatics Division
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: Lambert Conformal Conic 6 degrees and UTM Z 17
Scale: varies; 1 metre contour intervals
Access: Local Intranet and CD-ROM #118
Description:
Units: metres
see also York Region Contours
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York Region Geospatial Data 2010 (2011)

Date: 2011
Creator: York Region Geomatics Division
Datum: NAD 83
Projection: UTM Zone 17
Scale: varies
Access:
Description:

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