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

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.
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Use and Restrictions

Use of the GeoBase data is subject to the Open Government Licence – Canada.

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.

Latest News

National Railways Network is available

The Centre for Topographic Information, part of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada, is pleased to announce the release of the National Railway Network (NRWN) which is now available. Read More....

Important steps are reached in the production of NHN data

Canada’s initial coverage in National Hydro Network data is now completed. Therefore, NHN data compliant with completeness levels 1 to 4 is now available for the whole country. Read More....

Ability to view NRWN data within the GeoBase viewer

A new product is now available for viewing– the National Railway Network, Read More....

New tool - Geospatial Data Extraction available on the GeoGratis Web site

The GeoGratis web tool for the dynamic creation of elevation products and the extraction of vector data 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