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GeoSpatial Data

GeoSpatial data by topic

Avenues / Highways / Roads / Streets
- BC Digital Road Atlas (entire province; need to clip/subset)
- DMTI CanMap StreetFiles at AbacusDataVerse at UBC - need UVic NetLink ID and PassWord
- NRCan National Road Network by province
- StatsCan Road Network
- DMTI RouteLogistics at AbacusDataVerse at UBC - need UVic NetLink ID and PassWord

Administrative Boundaries: CensusMetropolitianAreas (CMAs), Municipalities (CensusSubDivisions), CensusTracts, etc) (via Statistics Canada)

Bathymetry
- BC bathymetry Depth code from Marine Ecological Classification. S = Shallow (0-20m), P = Photic (20-50m), M = Mid-depth (50-200m), D = Deep (200-1000m), A = Abyssal (>1000m).
- North America bathymetry begins at 200m

Climate

Environment Canada Historical Data by weather stations

DayMet gridded raster surfaces of min and max temperature, precipitation and humidity (no wind)

WorldClim gridded raster surfaces of min and max temperature, precipitation and wind

Digital Elevation Models DEMs
- Canadian digital elevation models CDEM 1:250k NTS tiles
- Canadian digital elevation data CDED legacy product; 1:50k and 1:250k NTS tiles
- Canadian digital surface model CDSM 1:50k NTS tiles
- Aster GDEM via USGS EarthExplorer; worldwide; approx. 30m resolution
- SRTM via USGS EarthExplorer; worldwide; approx. 30m resolution
- SRTM via CGIAR-CSI; worldwide; approx. 60x90m resolution
- Aster GDEM worldwide; approx. 30m resolution

Land Cover Canada (vector) - approx. 30 classes; from vegetation to wetlands by 1:250k NTS grid
- land cover feature codes

Land Use BC (vector) - approx. 15 classes: agriculture, mining, recreation, urban, wetlands, etc

Marine Conservation Analysis - BC - numerous BC coastal / marine geospatial data

Satellite imagery
- NRCan Imagery download directory or Natural Resources Canada directory with brief description
- LandSat7 - by 1:50k NTS tiles
USGS satellite imagery - various
- Earth Explorer - via USGS
- LandSatLook - via USGS

Soils
- Soil landscapes Canada: includes BC - also need Soil Name and Soil Layer Tables and Dataset descriptions
- BC soil data - except highly urban areas

Topography
- CanVec - by theme then either by 1:50k or 1:250k NTS grid
- CanVec - by 1:50k NTS grid - entity codes
- CanVec+ - by 1:250k NTS grid - entity codes

Utilities -some BC utilities data is available; contact danielbm@uvic.ca

Web Map Service BC (WMS) - including imagery and TRIM

Web Map Service NRCanada (WMS) - including imagery and topography

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