Community Maps Program

The Community Map of Canada

Better Data. Better Analysis. Better Outcomes.
We live in a rapidly changing world where information and analytics help us make better, smarter decisions that lead to better outcomes.

Without location, however, we lose context. We believe a common basemap—one single, accurate and always current base layer—provides the foundation to inform and power a myriad of systems, applications and decisions.

The Community Map of Canada is a basemap of Canada built from authoritative data, collected closest to source and updated daily. Seamlessly created to one common specification and compliant with international standards, it provides unrestricted access to community maps and imagery across the country.

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Benefits of Using the Community Map of Canada

Free and Easy Access

Save time and resources in developing basemaps by using already available high-quality basemaps. Interested in contributing your maps? We will pre-process and host your data at no cost to you!

Improved Planning and Efficiencies 

Focus on providing decision support and analysis based on reliable data that is location-referenced. Reduce operational redundancies by leveraging the productivity from the community.

Further Leverage Your GIS Investments 

The Community Map of Canada works seamlessly with GIS technology, assuring you seamless integration and deployment.

Enhanced Innovation

Develop innovative GIS applications based on authoritative datasets and channel your time and resources to building high value applications. The Community Map of Canada can be used in thousands of GIS applications, all for free!

Greater Consistency

Drawing from a common basemap dramatically reduces discrepancies that may otherwise lead to critical errors—a single source of truth promotes understanding and furthers collaboration and community. The Community Map of Canada is updated daily.

Digital Transformation

Unlock the potential of location and get your organization on the path of digital transformation. Become a part of the growing community of Community Map participants across Canada. Don’t know how? Ask us!

How do I participate?

Here's how you can become a part of the Community Map program:

  1. Provide your data via an open data site
  2. Sign a data sharing agreement and provide us your data via a map package shared to a private ArcGIS Online group
  3. Sign a data sharing agreement and provide us with direct access to your production database

To get started, please complete the form below.

Top Apps Powered by the Community
BC Assessment Property Trends
BC Assessment Property Trends

The interactive tool helps access local market trends for various communities, average market movement for different property classes and the top 500 valued residential properties.

Newfoundland Labrador Land Use Atlas
Newfoundland Labrador Land Use Atlas

This application provides details on existing land use, land use limitations, Crown titles and applications, Municipal Plan and Protected Road Zoning in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Explore Burlington
Explore Burlington

The easy-to-use intuitive map app helps discover the City’s addresses, facilities, sports fields, playgrounds, downtown parking as well as city-owned trees.

NB Power Outage
NB Power Outage

The public-facing outage map provides power outage information with a geographical context to help customers, municipalities and the media better understand the scope of a power outage situation during a storm.

Fédération québécoise des clubs quads
Fédération québécoise des clubs quads

The interactive app provides updates for over 25,000 km of marked trails, allowing more than 83 Quads Clubs to update the status of quad trails themselves in real time.

The Air Quality Health Index
The Air Quality Health Index

The AQHI app helps communicate the air quality in an area, using a scale from 1 to 10, and what it means to your health. The lower the number, the lower the risk.


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