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This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Ontario Canada.

Ontario, Canada

latitude: 50.7, longitude: -86.05
Browse map of Ontario 50°42′00.00″ N, 86°03′00.00″ W
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Ontario is a province in Canada at latitude 50°42′00.00″ North, longitude 86°03′00.00″ West.


The Garmin MapSource (Windows) Installer file is available here http://www.mediafire.com/file/mjij2oh5ymx/OSM Routable Ontario 30 April 2010.exe created from the OSM download of the outline of the province from http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america/canada/ontario#downloads_breadcrumbs

The Mac Version of MapSource is RoadTrip, also available as an installer Ontario 2 feb 2010.zip osm_routable_roadtrip4mac Ontario 2 feb 2010.zip

Available Data

See Land Information Ontario

Ontario Data Cataloguehas been approved as a data source. Attribution must be given.

Imagery Sources

Aerial Imagery

Aerial Imagery can be obtained from Ontario Imagery Program. To use, scroll down to Open Web Map Services and select a region then navigate to the ArcGIS REST Server link. Once you are in the service directory select WMTS or WMS in the top left corner. You can then copy the WMS or WMTS link in your browser URL/search bar.

LIDAR Imagery

Two types of LIDAR are available. The Digital Surface Model will show vegetation, buildings and other features. The Digital Terrain Model will show only ground surfaces. To use, copy the links below and only store the WMS endpoint.

DSM, Lidar Derived https://ws.geoservices.lrc.gov.on.ca/arcgis5/services/Elevation/Ontario_DSM_LidarDerived/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

DSM, Imagery Derived https://ws.geoservices.lrc.gov.on.ca/arcgis5/services/Elevation/Ontario_DSM_ImageryDerived/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

DTM, Lidar Derived https://ws.geoservices.lrc.gov.on.ca/arcgis5/services/Elevation/Ontario_DTM_LidarDerived/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

Tagging Guidelines

Tagging guidelines for Ontario were here. They've been moved to Canadian tagging guidelines.

Provincial Roads

Route relations

These were found by searching for network=kings_highway and network=ca_on_primary. Please add any missing ones. We need to decide on a network tag to use for all primary provincial highways.

Possible trailblazer tagging scheme

Key Explanation Value
type route
route road
network ca_on_trailblazer
ca_on_trailblazer Route type (primary, secondary, tertiary, perth_road, muskoka, etc.)
ref Road number
direction Cardinal direction
destination Control city

For an example of how I believe that such a relation could be used, see the relations pointing to Highway 85 and 401 in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. 153509 153512 153513 153514 153515 153516 bielawski 01:25, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

400 Series

Trans-Canada and other principal highways

Provincial Highways 2 - 148

  • 2 stub of Highway 2 in Belleville
  • 6 portions of Highway 6 between guelph and Burlington
  • 11 portion of Yonge Street and Avenue Road in Toronto, portion of Highway 11 north from Barrie
  • 17 portion of Highway 17 approaching North Bay


VIA Routes

  • Montreal to Toronto (collected, but not yet fully turned into ways)
  • Ottawa towards Toronto Spur
  • Ottawa towards Montreal Spur

--acrosscanadatrails 21:23, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Should this be included in the Canada page, as [1] goes across Canada?

GO Transit Routes

--acrosscanadatrails 21:28, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Go Transit does extend outside the GTA [2] (can be used for reference)

Cities/Towns (by population)