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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.


Benefits of Participating in the Community Map of Canada

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Community Maps member spotlight

Meet Amanda Bent, GIS Analyst at the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia and a Community Map of Canada contributor! Amanda shares her experience in getting involved with Community Maps and how the program has supported her GIS achievements.

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.


Top apps powered by the community

Powered by ArcGIS online, L’Assomption’s collection of interactive maps helps residents discover and explore the city with easy-to-use search tools. Viewer can find information on topics like the city’s public buildings, transportation and parks and greenspace.

The #BuyLocalTruro app connects local businesses and residents through an up-to-date, interactive map that highlights local shops and services that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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


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