National Topographic Series of Maps for Canada (NTS)
Entry ID: Canada_CCRS_NTSMaps

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Summary
Abstract: The National Topographic System (NTS) series provides general-purpose
topographic coverage of Canada at the 1/50 000 and 1/250 000 scales. NTS maps
depict terrain features (landforms and land cover), drainage (lakes, rivers and
streams), official boundaries, the transportation infrastructure (rail and road
networks) and many other man-made features (buildings, power lines, pipelines,
dams, cut lines, etc.). Note, depth of water bodies is not shown. Topographic
maps are ideal for many recreational activities such as canoeing, fishing,
hiking, orienteering and snowmobiling. As well, they are used by government
agencies and private industry for natural disaster response, natural resource
management, facilities management, real estate planning and environmental
assessment.
Spatial Data Organization Information -

Indirect Spatial Reference: NTS Map Sheet or Administrative Units
Direct Spatial Reference: Point (Lat./Long. Coordinates and Rectangular
Grid)
Raster Object Type:
Row Count:
Column Count:
Vertical Count:
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Horizontal Coordinate System Definition -

Planar -

Map Projection Name: Transverse Mercator
Scale Factor at Central Meridian:
Longitude of Central Meridian:
Latitude of Projection Origin:
False Easting:
False Northing:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method:
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution:
Ordinate Resolution:
Distance and Bearing Representation:
Distance Resolution:
Bearing Resolution:
Bearing Units:
Bearing Reference Direction:
Bearing Reference Meridian:
Planar Distance Units:

Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: NAD27 or NAD83
Ellipsoid Name:
Semi-major Axis:
Denominator of Flattening Ratio:

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 41.0  E: -52.0  W: -141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Centre for Topographic Information (Ottawa)
Dataset Title: National Topographic Series of Maps for Canada (NTS)
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1945-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > YUKON TERRITORY


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >COMMUNICATIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >ELECTRICITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >PIPELINES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >DISASTER RESPONSE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION


Access Constraints
Crown Copyright conditions apply.


Use Constraints
Not to be used for air or marine navigation. Copyright and licensing
information located at http://maps.NRCan.gc.ca/permission/index_e.php


Prices set by map dealers (for more info. please refer to
http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/topo_e.php)


Keywords
GCMD
Communication
Energy
Geomatics
Hydrography
Hypsography
Planimetry
Road Network
Toponomy


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Centre for Topographic Information, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/
Dataset ID: National Topographic System (NTS) Map Sheets of Canada

Data Center Personnel
Name: CMO CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: +01-800-465-6277
Fax: +01-613-957-8861
Email: topo.maps at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Centre for Topographic Information, Earth Sciences Sector
Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 180
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


Personnel
CINDY DOYLE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-992-4683
Fax: +01-613-947-3319
Email: cdoyle at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Centre for Topographic Information, Earth Sciences Sector
Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 761
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


POLICY AND PRODUCT PROMOTION GROUP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-800-465-6277
Fax: +01-613-947-7948
Email: topo.maps at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 711
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-08-09

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