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SoftMap Offers a New Canadian Digital Topo Map Service

February 23, 2006
Low price-high quality GeoTIFF (DRG) via download or CD-ROM. Over 13,000 Canadian topo maps in GeoTIFF format (DRG) ready to be downloaded on request and at a new all time low price: this is the new service that SoftMap is offering to the GIS industry.

Low price-high quality GeoTIFF (DRG) via download or CD-ROM.

Over 13,000 Canadian topo maps in GeoTIFF format (DRG) ready to be downloaded on request and at a new all time low price: this is the new service that SoftMap is offering to the GIS industry at http://www.softmaptech.com/en/pages/geotiff_EN.html

  • $5 / map sheet via download*
  • $50 / package of 17 map sheets (16 at the 1:50,000 and 1 at the 1:250,000 scale)*
SoftMap GeoTIFFTM is a raster map at the 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 scale published by Natural Resources Canada and scanned. The collar has been removed to facilitate seamless navigation. They are downloadable in a zip file via FTP protocol.

Topographic maps produced by Natural Resources Canada conform to the National Topographic System (NTS) of Canada. The National Topographic System provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of the entire Canadian landmass. These maps depict, in detail, ground relief, drainage, forest cover, administrative areas, populated areas, transportation routes and facilities, and cultural features. They are available in two standard scales, 1/50 000 and 1/250 000. The maps show a geographic grid (longitude and latitude) and a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid (kilometres). The area covered by a given map sheet is determined by its latitude and longitude. Since the National Topographic System uses a standard numbering system, knowing the map number allows you to quickly identify adjacent map sheets. Under the NTS, Canada is divided into quadrants that vary in size depending on dataset (or map) scale and latitude.

MAP COVERAGE

All provinces and territories are now available: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince-Edward-Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut (partially)