Indigenous Geographical Names
The Indigenous Geographical Names dataset presents an extract from the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) of geographical names with roots in Indigenous cultures. These geographical names reflect heritage, language, personal names, and cultural practices. Terrain and water features, populated places and culturally relevant places are geographical feature types present in the dataset. The Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC) is working to increase awareness of existing Indigenous place names and help promote the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages. Many more Indigenous place names exist in Canada, and this dataset will be constantly evolving as additional Indigenous place names are officially recognized and identified. Please contact the GNBC Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada with questions or for more information.
The CGNDB is the authoritative national database of Canada's geographical names. The purpose of the CGNDB is to store geographical names and their attributes that have been approved by the GNBC, the national coordinating body responsible for standards and policies on place names.
This dataset is extracted from the CGNDB on a weekly basis, and consists of current officially approved names, feature type, coordinates of the feature, decision date, source, Indigenous language of origin where known, and other attributes.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Indigenous Geographical NamesESRI RESTEnglish web_service ESRI REST
Indigenous Geographical Names (English OGC WMS web service)WMSEnglish web_service WMS
Indigenous Geographical Names (French OGC WMS web service)WMSFrench web_service WMS
Indigenous Geographical Names (English Comma-separated values file)CSVEnglish dataset CSV
Indigenous Geographical Names (French Comma-separated values file)CSVFrench dataset CSV
Indigenous Geographical NamesKMLEnglish dataset KML
Indigenous Geographical NamesKMLFrench dataset KML
Indigenous Geographical NamesSHPEnglish dataset SHP
Indigenous Geographical NamesSHPFrench dataset SHP
Indigenous Geographical NamesESRI RESTFrench web_service ESRI REST
Indigenous Geographical Names (Bilingual ESRI File Geodatabase)FGDB/GDBEnglish French dataset FGDB/GDB
Indigenous Geographical Names (English ESRI ArcMap project file)MXDEnglish dataset MXD
Indigenous Geographical Names (French ESRI ArcMap project file)MXDFrench dataset MXD
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