GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost via your Web browser.

The data will be useful whether you're a novice who needs a geographic map for a presentation, or an expert who wants to overlay a vector layer of digital data on a classified multiband image, with a digital elevation model as a backdrop.

The geospatial data are grouped in collections and are compatible with the most popular geographic information systems (GIS), with image analysis systems and the graphics applications of editing software.

The collections

The geospatial data collections are available on the GeoGratisportal. A number of the collections meet international geomatics standards.

The collections include raster data, such as satellite images or scanned topographic maps, vector data, such as national-scale frameworks (grouped by theme), and a database of ground control points.

Read more on GeoGratis Data Collections

Downloading data

GeoGratis offers several ways of accessing the collections and products. Frequent visitors to the GeoGratis site will prefer to go directly to the FTP download directory.