Here is a list of some resources created within the Government of Canada.
Agri-Geomatics Programs and Services: This resource provides geographic-based information and knowledge online to improve decision making and risk management for agriculture and the environment
Canadian Soil Information Service - National Soil DataBase (NSDB): The NSDB is the national archive for soil and land resource information in Canada. Spatial datasets provide information on ecological groupings, soil properties and distribution.
Canada Land Inventory (Agriculture) Data Download: The Canada Land Inventory (CLI) is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary land inventory of rural Canada, covering over 2.5 million square kilometers of land and water. In the late 1990's, CanSIS converted the original CLI Agriculture datasets to a component-based file structure. This site provides access to those datasets.
Community Information Database: The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada.
National Ecological Framework for Canada - GIS Data: The National Ecological Framework for Canada is part of the CGDI National Resolution Framework Data. It has been aligned to the National Frameworks, Canada - 1:M scale Hydrology.
Open Data: This site offers statistical data and other information on Canada's international assistance and CIDA's activities.
Environmental Data: Environment Canada's Science and Technology generates large collections of data, useful to S&T professionals working in many disciplines including wildlife, biodiversity, water, air, soil, climate, pollution, environmental prediction and environmental technologies. Access to Environment Canada and some other data sets is made available here to S&T users.
National Climate Data and Information Archive: Locate climate data for many Canadian cities using the interactive Map of Canada, or access the same hourly, daily or monthly data and Almanac averages and extremes.
National Pollutant Release Inventory: The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling.
World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre: The World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) is one of the World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Data Archive: The IOS/OSD data archive contains the holdings of oceanographic data generated by the Institute of Ocean Sciences and other agencies and laboratories, including the Institute of Oceanography at the University of British Columbia and the Pacific Biological Station.
Scientific Data and Products: Oceanographic information and data collected and aggregated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Data is collected through several national and international programs.
Canada's Nutrition and Health Atlas: Users can find maps and tables that make it easy to access information about the health and nutrition of Canadians. Information on Body Mass Index (BMI) for adults and children, household food security, number of servings of fruit and vegetables consumed, physical and sedentary activity, and nutrient intakes from food for all respondents (combined) as well as males and females separately is available.
Gateway to Scientific Data: A Website that provides access to scientific research data for Canadians, as well as resources to guide data management activities.
The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre: The Canadian Astronomy Data Center (CADC) is a data archiving and access facility of astronomical images and data from major ground based observatories, from CSA missions as well as from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Atlas of Canada: Provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products and data at a national level.
GeoBase: A federal, provincial and territorial government initiative overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) that makes available quality geospatial data at no cost and without use restrictions.
GeoConnections Discovery Portal: A metadata catalogue that enables GIS users, developers and data suppliers to find, evaluate, access, visualize and publish Canadian geospatial and geoscience data products and Web services.
GeoGratis: A portal that provides geospatial data at no cost and without restrictions.
GeoScience Data Repository: A collection of geoscience databases that can be accessed at no cost using Information Services (GDRIS).
Office of Energy Efficiency-National Energy Use Database: The rationale for the National Energy Use Database (NEUD) is simple: by improving our understanding of where and how energy is used in Canada, the database will divulge opportunities to improve energy efficiency. NEUD plays an invaluable role in supporting national efforts to mitigate energy's impact on the environment.
Toporama Web Map Service: An internet service that provides data at no cost and without restrictions, primarily for online map application users and developers.
Chronic Disease Infobase: is a one-stop bilingual, free resource to help you locate high quality and up-to-date health data easily and quickly. This online dissemination tool translates health data into information to help you understand and improve the health of Canadians. Its userfriendly interface generates maps, graphs and tables that you can print, download and analyze.
CANSIM: CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
GeoSuite: A tool ($) for data retrieval, query, and tabular output that allows users to explore the links between all standard levels of geography and obtain population and dwelling counts.
Statistics Information System: A tool ($) for custom-designed thematic maps to identify regions by selected demographic and economic variables and to track demographic changes over time for a specific area from multiple datasets.
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