Geogratis.caOn NRCAN’s website, you can download satellite images and digital topographic mapsof Canada for free. This short guide shows you how.
• Go to http://geogratis.ca/geog ratis/en/index.html• To download maps, click on “Search by Keywords” on the left
Search forresources in thissearch box. Forinstance, you cantype in ‘satelliteimages’ or‘topographic maps.’
The first result is theone we want to accessto download satelliteimages of Canada.
There are different waysyou can search for maps:by geoname, postal code,NTS mapsheet orcoordinates.We are going to search byNTS Mapsheets :• Click on NTS Mapsheet. Consult the map to determine which mapsheet number corresponds to your area of interest.• To zoom into the area of Toronto, you’ll have to type 30 into the box.
You’ll notice that the map haszoomed into the area ofSouthern Ontario. By zoominginto the Toronto area, usingthe zoom-in tool on the left,you can see that NTS sheets ofToronto start with 30M.
By zooming infurther, you’llsee that theNTS sheetcorrespondingto downtownToronto is30M11.To downloadimages, click on“Searchavailabledatasets.”
Select the images ofinterest to you bychecking the box.Then hit Submit.
Before youdownload yourimage, you see thismetadata page,which includesimportantinformation, suchas the projectionof the image.
To download thezipped file of yourimage, click on thename of the file (nextto the downwardgreen arrow).A zipped file withyour image isdownloaded to yourcomputer.