GeoBase is your portal for no fee access to quality geospatial data!
What is GeoBase?
GeoBase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common, up-to-date and maintained base of quality geospatial data for all of Canada. Through the GeoBase portal, users with an interest in the field of geomatics have access to quality geospatial information at no cost and with unrestricted use. More on GeoBase initiative
Who are the partners?
Most of Geobase data are produced under partnership between federal, provincial and territorial agencies. GeoBase partners are involved in different levels of the data production process such as project funding, sharing of source data or by working on data collection and data processing. More on GeoBase partnerships
User registration is mandatory for downloading GeoBase data. With registration you will get a username and password that will allow access at no cost to the best available data sets.
Use and Restrictions
All distributed data should be accessed and used relatively to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement. With this licence, users are granted a non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free right and licence to exercise all intellectual property rights in the data. This includes the right to use, incorporate, sublicense (with further right of sublicensing), modify, improve, further develop, and distribute the data; and to manufacture and/or distribute Derivative Products. The Licensee shall identify GeoBase as a data source.
Web Mapping Service (WMS)
The GeoBase WMS also permits direct access to GeoBase data through WMS functionalities following Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) standards. Read more on GeoBase WMS.
The usage of the Geographical names made available by GeoBase was a determining factor in designing the module WATT uses to ensure the proper linguistic quality of Canadian place names appearing into weather warnings and alerts.
The 4th edition of New-Brunswick National Road Network (NRN) dataset is now available.
The Centre for Topographic Information - Sherbrooke (CTIS), part of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is pleased to announce the release of the Manitoba data set of the National Railway Network (NRWN) on the GeoBase portal. Read More...
Through a collaborative agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon, NHN data covering the territory are being upgraded to the NHN Completeness Level (CL) 3. Data at this level are ideal for hydro network analysis. To date, 30 of the 48 Yukon NHN Work Units, compliant with the CL3, are available on the GeoBase Web Portal. Read More...
The 12th edition of the Prince Edward Island National Road Network (NRN) dataset is now available. Read More...
The Centre for Topographic Information - Sherbrooke (CTIS), part of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is pleased to announce that the first data sets of the National Railway Network (NRWN) product are now available on the GeoBase portal. Further NRWN datasets will be posted gradually over the coming months. Read More...
The 6th edition of the Québec National Road Network (NRN) dataset is now available. Read More...
The latest information about data updates and standard developments are mentioned in the news section. Consult this section frequently to keep up with GeoBase related news. More GeoBase news