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.

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.


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A basemap of Canada

Benefits of Participating in the Community Map of Canada


Community Map Member Spotlight

Meet Philip Healey, GIS Solutions Architect at City of Kingston, Ontario and a Community Maps contributor. Philip shares how this growing city is benefiting from the accurate, up-to-date basemaps that are helping the city prepare for the future.

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?

Top apps powered by the community

  • Building Windsor’s Future

    This application helps residents explore the City of Windsor's capital investments and the great work being done across the city.

  • Ville de L’Assomption’s Interactive Maps

    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.

  • Truro, Nova Scotia - #BuyLocalTruro

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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