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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.

A basemap of Canada

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.


A basemap of Canada

Benefits of Participating in the Community Map of Canada

Community Maps member spotlight

Meet David Richard, the Geomatics Technician at Ville de L'Assomption, Québec and a Community Maps contributor. David shares how he created a seamless basemap that powers the city’s interactive maps series - all with the support of the Community Maps program.

How do I participate?

Participating is easy! There are several ways:

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

To get started, please complete the form below.


How do I participate?

The Community Map of Canada is powered by the GeoFoundation Exchange (GFX)


Participate in the Community Map

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