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1 Working with DMTI Spatial Data: where are the darn bison?DMTI Karen Hunt University of Winnipeg ACCOLEDS Training December 6, 2002

2 Disclaimer Geography u/g in time of hand drawn maps

3 Disclaimer Modest data library services Map Library in Geography department staffed by educational assistant GIS program just starting to work with instructors

4 Testimonial Cathy Moulder - McMaster We have been very pleased with the DMTI data. It is good quality, and accurate when compared to other data sources. Beautifully prepared and delivered for minimum effort (and knowledge) on the part of the end user. The ArcView projects that are included are great, effortless, and the scale thresholding to facilitate display is a great benefit that would have taken me hours.

5 Decompress Advice The only instruction we have found it necessary to give users of this data is to be sure to use the TMSETUP.EXE file to decompress Do not use normal pkzip or other decompression software

6 Metadata Not as complete and technically comprehensive as we have been accustomed to receiving from other data suppliers. The DMTI people have been very prompt in responding to questions by means of the Geoconsortium listserv. But the answers to some questions have been rather vague from the point of view of scholars who really want to know the source of particular data elements in order to access their accuracy.

7 Comparison We are now preferring the DMTI census boundary files to StatsCan originals in most instances, and the DMTI postal code files to StatsCan PCCF always.

8 About DMTI Develops and markets web enabled spatial data and software products used in corporate and institutional information and marketing systems. Canadian publisher of street map and routing data (CanMap®) and geocoding software (GeoPinpoint).

9 About DMTI Positionally accurate geo-spatial data products including: transportation and telecommunication data, census data and boundaries, postal geography, topographic maps, marketing databases and U.S. data.

10 SMART, Spatial Mapping Academic Research Tools. Participating Canadian Universities and Colleges with access to geospatial mapping data products Participants receive an enterprise wide site license to use the data for teaching and research purposes only.

11 Accessing DMTI U of T server IDLS (UWO)

12 DMTI Canadian Atlas Map CANMAP Street Files Geopinpoint Enhanced Postal Codes CanMap Route Logistics Census Demographic Boundaries

13 Canadian Atlas Map CAMB 2002 is an integrated database of topographic maps consisting of the National Atlas Information Services (NAIS) 1:2, 1:7.5, 1:30 million scale maps, and the Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB). Coverage: Nationwide Currency: As derived from NAIS Projection: Unprojected latitude, longitude Datum: NAD83 Format: Autodesk MapGuide, ESRI and MapInfo

14 CANMAP STREETFILES Canadian digital street map data. Coverage: National Currency: Quarterly, semi-annual, or annual maintenance available Scale: 1:50,000 Projection: Unprojected latitude, longitude Datum: NAD83 Formats: Autodesk MapGuide, ESRI and MapInfo

15 GEOPINPOINT Geocoding software which attaches coordinates to address data Based on CanMap data

16 ENHANCED POSTAL CODES: Point file representation of postal codes across Canada to the 1996 Census Demographic Boundaries. Coverage: Nationwide Currency: Quarterly, semi-annual or annual maintenance subscriptions available Projection: Unprojected latitude, longitude Datum: NAD83NAD83 Formats: Autodesk MapGuide, MapInfo and ESRI

17 CANMAP ROUTE LOGISTICS Data for routing applications Coverage: Nationwide Currency: Quarterly, semi-annual, or annual maintenance available Projection: Unprojected latitude, longitude Datum: NAD83 Formats: ESRI - ArcLogistics Route, ArcView, EOO, MapInfo, RouteView Pro

18 CENSUS DEMOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES DMTI Spatial's Census Demographic Boundary Files (EA, CSD, CD, CMA/CA, CT and FED geographies) have been constructed to nest with CanMap® street map data portfolio. Coverage: Nationwide Currency: 1996 as derived from Statistics Canada Projection: Unprojected latitude, longitude Datum: NAD83 Formats: MapInfo and ESRI

19 Library – DMTI Sites U of Ottawa map/dmti-e.html map/dmti-e.html UNB U of S geography/dmti/ geography/dmti/

20 GIS Boot Camp Getting Started with GIS /gettingstarted-e.html


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