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
Community Map Member Spotlight
Meet Mitchell Eastley, GIS Developer/Technician at Steinbach, Manitoba and a Community Maps contributor. Mitchell shares how this growing city is benefiting from the accurate, up-to-date basemaps that power GIS apps such as the City of Steinbach Road Restriction Portal, Public Portal, and the Capital Projects Storymap.
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.