Index du système national de référence cartographique du Canada

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Soumis par open-ouvert le ven 21/07/2017 - 15:31

Hi Anon,
Thanks for highlighting this. We forwarded your comment to Natural Resources Canada so they can fix the problem. We will let you know when the problem is solved.
Open Government Team

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Soumis par open-ouvert le ven 21/07/2017 - 16:31

Hi Anon,

Here is the response of Natural Resources:

Hi Anon, there is no error, the first two links are Web Services (WMS) and it should look like that. You will need a Geographic Information System (GIS) software for that and also for viewing the shape files index (last link).
The NTS indexes in PDF and TIF formats are fine. The KML files Index is for use in Google Earth.
We will also have a HTML index (not yet available) on the Open Government Portal.

Find, visualize and download files via the Index of Geospatial Products HTML http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/index/html/geospatial…

Hope this help,
Open Government team

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Soumis par Stewart Harris le mar 29/08/2017 - 21:48

How do I search for 1:50,000 scale topographic maps without getting 85,000 results? Even by indicating a name of a map sheet, I get search results including other parts of Canada not related to the search terms.

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Soumis par Bikash le jeu 31/08/2017 - 19:28

Hello, I'll be needing the electrical grid network of Saskatchewan for research purpose. Is there any way to link those contents to the topographic map?

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Soumis par open-ouvert le jeu 07/09/2017 - 14:16

Hi Bikash,
Thank you for your comment, I have passed your question on to the dataset holder and we will get back to you as soon as possible on this.
Regards,
Sabrina
Open Government Team

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Soumis par open-ouvert le mar 12/09/2017 - 18:40

Hi Bikash,
I received a response to your request, here it is:
To have the Electrical grid network of Saskatchewan, customers must contact SaskPower
Unfortunately Natural Resource Canada does not have any recent electric network available. Users must contact Provinces.
I hope this helps,
Regards,
Sabrina
Open Government Team

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Soumis par open-ouvert le mer 13/09/2017 - 18:29

Hi Danny,
Thank you for your comment, have you tried to click the PDF ACCESS link - all the topographical maps are divided there by region - ATL, QC, etc. I tried it from here and it worked just fine.
Hope that helps,
Sabrina
The Open Government Team

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Soumis par Walter le mer 01/11/2017 - 20:21

Sorry but "it worked just fine" isn't a useful answer.

Please give step-by-step instructions for downloading a specific map.

All the PDF ACCESS link provides us is an index. For instance, I know that the map I want has the reference number 31H12 but it doesn't allow nor tell me how to download that topographic map.

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Soumis par Walter le mer 01/11/2017 - 20:17

Please, instead of saying "it works", give step-by-step instructions how to download a specific topographic map.

All that is available with the "ACCESS" button is a PDF file that tells me the map I want has the number 31H12, but it doesn't allow me to download that map.

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Soumis par open-ouvert le mar 07/11/2017 - 21:16

Dear Walter, thank you for your inquiry.

Here are the links to access Natural Resources Canada digital topographic maps:

Digital topographic raster maps – ARCHIVED:

CanMatrix and CanTopo collections:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/d248b5be-5887-4cfb-942f-d425d82e6…
Toporama collection:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ff383f5c-0772-46f3-84df-c2cb860d0…

CanMatrix 31 H/12: http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/canmatrix2/50k_tif/031…

Toporama 31 h/12: http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/toporama/50k_geo_tif/0…

You can also access our topo maps from our GeoGratis website by clicking on the “Download Directory and Documentation” located on the left hand side of the GeoGratis main page, then scroll down to “Topographic Data and Maps - Maps” section and click on the collection of your choice.

Or use our HTML Index to find and download our most popular geospatial data:
http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/index/html/geospatial…

We have an interactive mapping tool that could be of interest to you. You will find the Toporama - Mapping Tool at the following link: http://atlas.gc.ca/toporama/en/index.html (for help with this tool, click on the question mark icon ? on the top right hand side of the page).

Hoping this information will be useful.

Momin
The Open Government team on behalf of NRCan

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Soumis par Evander le mar 07/11/2017 - 02:38

Very little has changed on this site in the past 5 years. Still the same messages bragging about all the wonderful free marvels you can access; still no hint of where they are or how to locate any of them, instead of instructions that don't work. Still a bunch of dead buttons that say they lead to maps but instead just produce reams of computer code. Still instructions telling you to download maps by pressing a download button that doesn't actually exist.
I have been coming to this site for years in the hope someone would fix it and make it work. It would be great if Canadians actually could download maps for free. It doesn't seem too complicated or too much to ask. I don't understand why the government of Canada is unable to make IT work. It seems to be a chronic issue from the Phoenix pay system to this useless website.

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Soumis par Walter le mar 07/11/2017 - 22:30

The links you provided me are all obsolete. The detailed map (1:25000) I wanted is a scanned map that dates from 1966 and has handwritten notes on it. The best map (but not detailed enough @1:50000) I found dates from 1995, 22 years ago!

Canmatrix and CanTopo: "This group of maps, which includes the CanMatrix and CanTopo collections, is now a legacy product that is no longer maintained. "

GeoGratis: "... as of August 31, 2017, the GeoGratis Catalogue and Search tools [are] no longer be available"

The only useful link ―despite the maps being dangerously outdated and GeoGratis being officially no longer available― is http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/index/html/geospatial…

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Soumis par Brad McRobert le dim 14/01/2018 - 23:04

This index and related resources is ridiculous to navigate. All I want is a PDF copy of the NTS 1:50,000 map for 093J04. I DO NOT want a KMZ file, and I DO NOT want to purchase a paper copy. This site should (and used to) have a far easier index to navigate and download PDF copies of the maps. At this rate I'm going to spend more time searching for a map than actually hiking, no wonder people get lost in the bush!!

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Soumis par open-ouvert le lun 15/01/2018 - 18:55

Hi Brad,
Thank you for your inquiry,

These links may be of use, as they will grant access to Natural Resources Canada digital topographic maps:
Digital topographic raster maps – ARCHIVED
CanMatrix and CanTopo collections:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/d248b5be-5887-4cfb-942f-d425d82e6…

Toporama collection:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ff383f5c-0772-46f3-84df-c2cb860d0…

Here are some direct links to the NTS map 93 J/04:
CanMatrix 93 J/04: http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/canmatrix2/50k_pdf/093…
Toporama 93 J/04: http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/toporama/50k_geo_tif/0…

You may also find it useful to access topographical maps from the GeoGratis website. You do this by clicking on the “Download Directory and Documentation” located on the left hand side of the GeoGratis main page, then scroll down to “Topographic Data and Maps - Maps” section and click on the collection of your choice.

Alternatively, you could use the HTML Index to find and download popular geospatial data:
http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/index/html/geospatial…

Finally, there is an interactive mapping tool that could be of interest to you. You will find the Toporama - Mapping Tool at the following link: http://atlas.gc.ca/toporama/en/index.html (for help with this tool, click on the question mark icon (?) on the top right hand side of the page).

Hope this helps,
Jeremy from the Open Government Team, on behalf of NRCan

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Soumis par Peter R le sam 24/03/2018 - 22:00

For those having difficulty finding simple topo maps. This is what I do:

1. Get the relevant index map from the _Indexes in PDF format_ link above and open it in Acrobat Reader; or
download the _Pre-packaged KML files_ from the link above and open it in Google earth. Both will provide a 6 character code for a specific region i.e., Bonavista, NL is 002C11.
2. Goto http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/canmatrix2/
3. Select the folder named for the type of map and format i.e., 50k_tif/ for 50K and TIF format
4. Select the folder for the first three digits. e.g., 002/
5. Select the folder for the letter e.g., C/
6. Select the file with the full code e.g., canmatrix2_002c11_tif.zip

I agree that this site needs to be dragged into the 21st century. The NLS site (https://maps.nls.uk/) is how it should be done, but then that site doesn't allow you to download maps for free, only view them online, so I guess you can't have everything....

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Soumis par K3 le jeu 26/04/2018 - 22:07

Are there finer levels of the NTS index available?

For Example, we receive data for areas like: "073L13K11". The 1:50,000 index gets me to "073L13", but it would be very helpful to have the large scale level of "BLK K-11". Can this be made available? Thank you!

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Soumis par Jean Pinard le mar 24/07/2018 - 19:16

Index of the National Topographic System of Canada
Topographic maps produced by Natural Resources Canada conform to the National Topographic System (NTS) of Canada. Indexes are available in three standard scales: 1:1,000,000, 1:250,000 and 1:50,000.

The area covered by a given map sheet is determined by its latitude and longitude. 1:1,000,000 map sheets are identified by a combination of three numbers (e.g. 098). 1:250,000 map sheets are identified by a combination of numbers, and letters ranging from A through P (e.g. 098C). Sixteen smaller segments (1 to 16) form blocks used for 1:50,000 mapping (e.g. 098C03).
Indexes are available in different format such as: shape, PDF,Tiff, WMS and KMZ (for Google Earth). See: https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/055919c2-101e-4329-bfd7-1d0c333c…

Jean Pinard
Geomatics adviser
geoInfo@canada.ca

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Soumis par Andrew le dim 05/08/2018 - 21:40

All the pdf indexes fail to load

Can you please post a current and working url to a page where I can specify an NTS map (31 E/07, for example) and actually get a link to the CanTopo or CanMatrix printable maps in pdf?

I remember the GeoGratis website used to work very smoothly for this a few years ago - I hope that functionality still exists somewhere?

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Soumis par Cade Brown le mar 10/07/2018 - 19:36

It's just so hard to find the maps. Why can't the link just take you to a list of the maps that you can download? I get WMS capabilities stuff when clicking the link

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Soumis par Steven le lun 11/02/2019 - 20:06

Where can I find an index for the 1:63,360 NTS mapsheets that pre-dated the current metric 1:50k, 1:250k, 1:1m mapsheets?

And does the federal government have scanned topographic raster maps in the 1:63,360 NTS series available similar to the metric ones that can be downloaded via CanMatrix?

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Soumis par Steven le mar 26/02/2019 - 17:10

Hi Momin,

I'm just following up to see whether the data owner might have an index map they could place on the Open Data Portal for the pre-1950 1:63,360 NTS mapsheets? I am also interested to know whether there are digitized NTS mapsheets from these earlier editions which could be made available through the Open Data Portal?

These would be maps drawn in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The NTS map scale changed to 1:50,000 in the early 1950s.

Regards,
Steven

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Soumis par open-ouvert le jeu 07/03/2019 - 20:17

Steven,

The data owner has looked into similar questions regarding the 1:63 360 series of maps. There were no paper copies of this series ever retained, and because of that, no scanned copies of these maps were ever generated. In regards to an index map, if one was created it is probably with Library and Archives Canada (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/maps-charts-plans/Pages/maps-charts-architectural-plans.aspx), there are no copies here at Natural Resources Canada. A complete list of maps produced at this scale is not available, even to NRCan.

Regards,

Momin

Open Government

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Soumis par Steven le mar 09/04/2019 - 15:36

Momin,

Thank you for following up with the data owner. While I am disappointed, I understand the challenges Natural Resources Canada faces with maintaining and updating current maps, let alone having to deal with historic maps.

However, I believe that historic topographic maps and nautical charts created by the federal government have great value for Canadians trying to understand the evolution of land use, as an aid toward present-day conservation efforts, as well as for those interested in historical geography. It is my hope that in the future Library and Archives Canada might partner with Natural Resources Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to create index maps for these historic topographic map series and nautical charts and to make high quality scans of map sheets and charts available for the public through the Open Data Portal.

Steven

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Soumis par Maury le jeu 14/02/2019 - 06:13

Where can I download PDF files of the most updated version of the 1:50 000 topographical maps? All I can find is archived, and many are older (100, 200 and 300) editions.

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