Available Online:

Land Use (City of Ottawa) Carleton student, staff, and faculty use only

Freely available: Built-up area data for 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011 by Census Metropolitan Area

Freely available: AAFC Semi-Decadal Land Use Time Series 2000-2020 - select "Pre-packaged GeoTif" option to find more recent years; available by UTM Zone (Ottawa is in zone 18)

Freely available: Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP) Urban Land Use (Natural Resources Canada) - 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 & 1986


Current and historical GIS datasets that include Ottawa area land use.

Data Producer:

City of Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada, National Capital Commission

Data Format:
Authorized Users:
Carleton University students, faculty and staff

Users are required to sign a Data Use Agreement before files may be acquired. All use of the data shall acknowledge the City of Ottawa as the owner of copyright. Data is provided 'as is' and the City of Ottawa makes no warranties as to the condition, quality, completeness or freedom from error of any dataset, or its fitness for a particular use.

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