GeoBase

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About GeoBase

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GeoBase is your portal for no fee access to quality geospatial data!

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

Access the Data

http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/index.html

Contents of the Data

Provincial, territorial, and municipal stakeholders agreed to work together to ensure the availability of high-quality geospatial data covering the entire Canadian landmass. This data is collected once and maintained closest to the source, and provided freely through the GeoBase portal with no restrictions for users.

GeoBase has partnerships with federal, provincial, and territorial agencies, with the dual goals of eliminating data duplication and optimizing collectively available resources. 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.

All GeoBase data must conform to the following technical characterisitics:

  1. GeoBase data elements carry a unique and singular ID.
  2. GeoBase data comply with a standard data model and meet or exceed a minimum standard for accuracy, resolution and currency.
  3. Metadata is defined and standardized at the entity level.
  4. GeoBase data and all associated tools adhere to international standards.
  5. GeoBase data is seamless across Canada.
  6. GeoBase data is consistent across layers.