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Digital Topographic Raster Maps, 1944-2012 This group of maps, which includes the CanMatrix and CanTopo collections, is now a legacy product that is no longer maintained. It may not meet current government standards. Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan) topographic raster maps provide a representation of the topographic phenomena of the Canadian landmass. Several editions of paper maps have been produced over time in order to offer improved products compared to their predecessors in terms of quality and the most up to date information possible. The georeferenced maps can be used in a Geographic Information System (GIS). In all cases, they accurately represent the topographical data available for the date indicated (validity date). The combination of CanMatrix and CanTopo data provides complete national coverage. • CanMatrix - Print Ready: Raster maps produced by scanning topographic maps at scales from 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000. This product is not georeferenced. Validity dates: 1944 to 2005 (1980 on average). Available formats: PDF and TIFF • CanMatrix - Georeferenced: Raster maps produced by scanning topographic maps at scales of 1:50 000 and 1:250 000. These maps are georeferenced according to the 1983 North American Reference System (NAD 83). Validity dates: 1944 to 2005 (1980 on average). Available format: GeoTIFF • CanTopo: Digital raster maps produced mainly from the GeoBase initiative, NRCan digital topographic data, and other sources. Approximately 2,234 datasets (maps) at scale of 1:50 000, primarily covering northern Canada, are available. CanTopo datasets in GeoPDF and GeoTIFF format are georeferenced according to the 1983 North American Reference System (NAD 83). Validity dates: 1946 to 2012 (2007 on average). Available formats: PDF, GeoPDF, TIFF and GeoTIFF 2016-01-01 2019-10-03 Natural Resources Canada geoinfo@canada.ca Form DescriptorsCanMatrixCanTopoTransportationSurface waterTopographyLand CoverEarth sciencesCartographyGeographyGeographic dataGeographic information systemsGeomaticsToponymyMapsGeographical mapsTopographical maps Documentation related to CanMatrix - Print Ready productPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/doc/canmatrix_print Documentation related to CanMatrix - Georeferenced productPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/doc/canmatrix_geo Documentation related to CanTopo productPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/doc/cantopo Download directory for scales 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000 for PDF formatPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/ Index of available files by scale (Drag the kmz file into Google Earth to locate your region of interest)KMZ http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/index/ Download directory for 1:50 000 scale product for GeoTIFF formatGeoTIF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/50k/ Download directory for 1:50 000 scale product for GeoPDF formatGeoPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/50k Download directory for 1:250 000 scale product for GeoTIFF formatGeoTIF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/250k Download directory for scales 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000 for TIFF formatTIFF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/topographic/

Digital Topographic Raster Maps, 1944-2012

This group of maps, which includes the CanMatrix and CanTopo collections, is now a legacy product that is no longer maintained. It may not meet current government standards.

Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan) topographic raster maps provide a representation of the topographic phenomena of the Canadian landmass.

Several editions of paper maps have been produced over time in order to offer improved products compared to their predecessors in terms of quality and the most up to date information possible. The georeferenced maps can be used in a Geographic Information System (GIS). In all cases, they accurately represent the topographical data available for the date indicated (validity date). The combination of CanMatrix and CanTopo data provides complete national coverage.

• CanMatrix - Print Ready: Raster maps produced by scanning topographic maps at scales from 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000. This product is not georeferenced.

Validity dates: 1944 to 2005 (1980 on average).

Available formats: PDF and TIFF

• CanMatrix - Georeferenced: Raster maps produced by scanning topographic maps at scales of 1:50 000 and 1:250 000. These maps are georeferenced according to the 1983 North American Reference System (NAD 83).

Validity dates: 1944 to 2005 (1980 on average).

Available format: GeoTIFF

• CanTopo: Digital raster maps produced mainly from the GeoBase initiative, NRCan digital topographic data, and other sources. Approximately 2,234 datasets (maps) at scale of 1:50 000, primarily covering northern Canada, are available. CanTopo datasets in GeoPDF and GeoTIFF format are georeferenced according to the 1983 North American Reference System (NAD 83).

Validity dates: 1946 to 2012 (2007 on average).

Available formats: PDF, GeoPDF, TIFF and GeoTIFF

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Documentation related to CanMatrix - Print Ready product Guide PDF English
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Documentation related to CanMatrix - Georeferenced product Guide PDF English
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Documentation related to CanTopo product Guide PDF English
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Download directory for scales 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000 for PDF format Dataset PDF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Index of available files by scale (Drag the kmz file into Google Earth to locate your region of interest) Guide KMZ No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Download directory for 1:50 000 scale product for GeoTIFF format Dataset GeoTIF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Download directory for 1:50 000 scale product for GeoPDF format Dataset GeoPDF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Download directory for 1:250 000 scale product for GeoTIFF format Dataset GeoTIF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Download directory for scales 1:25 000 to 1:1 000 000 for TIFF format Dataset TIFF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access

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Electronic Mail Address: geoinfo@canada.ca