National Hydro Network - NHN - GeoBase Series The National Hydro Network (NHN) focuses on providing a quality geometric description and a set of basic attributes describing Canada's inland surface waters. It provides geospatial digital data compliant with the NHN Standard such as lakes, reservoirs, watercourses (rivers and streams), canals, islands, drainage linear network, toponyms or geographical names, constructions and obstacles related to surface waters, etc. The best available federal and provincial data are used for its production, which is done jointly by the federal and interested provincial and territorial partners. The NHN is created from existing data at the 1:50 000 scale or better. The NHN data have a great potential for analysis, cartographic representation and display and will serve as base data in many applications. The NHN Work Unit Limits were created based on Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Area. 2016-01-25 2018-05-01 Natural Resources Canada geoinfo@canada.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyNHNGeoBaseHydrographic NetworkEarth SciencesGeographyHydrologyWaterNetworkHydrographyHydroRiversLakesCoastlineGeographic information systemsCartographyGeographic dataWatershedsWatercoursesNatural resourcesDrainageSurface water NHN National Hydro Network (Groupe de couches)WMS https://maps.geogratis.gc.ca/wms/hydro_network_en?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=getcapabilities&layers=nhn:nhn&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Réseau hydrographique national RHN (Groupe de couches)WMS https://cartes.geogratis.gc.ca/wms/hydro_network_fr?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=getcapabilities&layers=nhn:nhn&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Documentation related to National Hydro Network (NHN)PDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/doc/ Index of available files (drag and drop the kml file in Google Earth to localize your region of interest)KMZ http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/index/rhn_index_geobase.kmz Pre-packaged Shapefiles files (download directory) (English)SHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/shp_en/ Index of available files (French)SHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/index/RHN_LIMITE_UNITETRAV_INDEX_2.zip Index of available files (English)SHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/index/NHN_INDEX_WORKUNIT_LIMIT_2.zip Pre-packaged Shapefiles files (download directory) (French)SHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/shp_fr/ Pre-packaged FGDB files (download directory) (English)FGDB/GDB http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/gdb_en/ Pre-packaged FGDB files (download directory) (French)FGDB/GDB http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/gdb_fr/ Pre-packaged KMZ files (download directory) (English)KMZ http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/kml_en/ Pre-packaged KMZ files (download directory) (French)KMZ http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/kml_fr/ Pre-packaged GML files (download directory) (English)GML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/gml_en/ Pre-packaged GML files (download directory) (French)GML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_nhn_rhn/gml_fr/

National Hydro Network - NHN - GeoBase Series

The National Hydro Network (NHN) focuses on providing a quality geometric description and a set of basic attributes describing Canada's inland surface waters. It provides geospatial digital data compliant with the NHN Standard such as lakes, reservoirs, watercourses (rivers and streams), canals, islands, drainage linear network, toponyms or geographical names, constructions and obstacles related to surface waters, etc. The best available federal and provincial data are used for its production, which is done jointly by the federal and interested provincial and territorial partners. The NHN is created from existing data at the 1:50 000 scale or better. The NHN data have a great potential for analysis, cartographic representation and display and will serve as base data in many applications. The NHN Work Unit Limits were created based on Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Area.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
NHN National Hydro Network (Groupe de couches) Web Service WMS English Access
Réseau hydrographique national RHN (Groupe de couches) Web Service WMS French Access
Documentation related to National Hydro Network (NHN) Guide PDF English
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Index of available files (drag and drop the kml file in Google Earth to localize your region of interest) Guide KMZ No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Pre-packaged Shapefiles files (download directory) (English) Dataset SHP English Access
Index of available files (French) Guide SHP French Access
Index of available files (English) Guide SHP English Access
Pre-packaged Shapefiles files (download directory) (French) Dataset SHP French Access
Pre-packaged FGDB files (download directory) (English) Dataset FGDB/GDB English Access
Pre-packaged FGDB files (download directory) (French) Dataset FGDB/GDB French Access
Pre-packaged KMZ files (download directory) (English) Dataset KMZ English Access
Pre-packaged KMZ files (download directory) (French) Dataset KMZ French Access
Pre-packaged GML files (download directory) (English) Dataset GML English Access
Pre-packaged GML files (download directory) (French) Dataset GML French Access

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