5. MapWarehouse

Pick, pay, and download geographic data from the online store.

How to estimate how many tiles I need?

Most mapping data and imagery found on MapWarehouse cover large geographic areas. The coverage is clipped into 500m x 500m tiles based on a common grid, which enables you to purchase only the layers or data types that are relevant to your project in small sections. When you click on “show grid” as you review […]

Teranet Parcels For CAD & GIS

Ordering Ontario Teranet parcel online or through us – how to get what you want faster. In Ontario, parcel mapping defining the boundaries of each property is maintained by Teranet. First Base Solutions is the official map data reseller to Canadian businesses working in land development, engineering, natural resources and more. If you use CAD […]

Two Raster Options: MrSID and JPG

JPG and MrSID are just a few compressed image formats. Both formats can be read by most up-to-date CAD and GIS software. JPG is a fine option where the goal is simply to view the imagery across as many platforms as possible and use it as a base layer to give context to your vector […]

Inserting image tiles based on coordinates and scale

The file name of the tiled data from MapWarehouse contains the tile’s insertion point in UTM coordinates. By interpreting the file names you can find: The data type (orthophoto, parcel, contours…) The UTM coordinates of the file’s insertion point The year the data was produced The data provider (FBS, Teranet, TRCA…) The first letters tell […]

My area of interest is too big to get MapWarehouse results

When you search an area, MapWarehouse will return the first 200 results. If your site falls in a data rich area with multiple vintages, the tile count can add up quickly. Try filtering the selection to just the data types you’re most interested in. For very large orders, the best option is to contact customer […]

I searched for imagery but it’s the same as Google.

The Google base map is just to help you locate your area of interest. From the item selection list in MapWarehouse, click the info icon beside any item to see it’s metadata and a thumbnail of the actual image you’ll receive.

Why are there no PINs available at my site?

Only POLARIS PINs which have the highest spatial accuracy are made available through MapWarehouse. Whether you’re after just one parcel or need the whole city, PINs and ARNs for all of Ontario can be purchased by placing a custom order through our helpful customer service staff. Send along a SHP or DWG file delineating the […]

The flood plain mapping I bought was 0 kb.

Floodplain mapping is available on an “as-is” basis with no routine update schedule. Sections of floodplain mapping will be updated from time to time as needed when major storm events cause flooding that exceed predictions. While a section of floodplain is being updated, the map status will be temporarily listed as “DRAFT” in the info […]

What is the data update cycle like?

Update cycles are different for each type of data. Parcel data has a regular quarterly update, although not every update is clipped into tiles and made available on MapWarehouse. To access to most current parcel data, make a custom order by contacting customer service. Orthophoto are captured by aircraft during March, April and May each […]

Can I have several image tiles merged into a single file?

No problem. Choose the photos you’d like to purchase, then contact our customer service and request the photos be mosaicked. Our staff can combine the tiles into a single large image while still maintaining the geographical referencing, provided the tiles you’ve chosen have the same photo resolution and file format. A fee for custom labour […]