Unless otherwise specified, orthorectified air photos cover the City of Ottawa and also extend across the river to include parts of the City of Gatineau. For more Gatineau coverage, see the National Capital Commission orthophoto collections.

1999: Each photo covers a 2km x 2km area.

1976: Each photo covers a 5km x 5km area.

1958: Black and white air photos of the Ottawa-Gatineau region that are scanned and georeferenced from 1958. The photos are not for the entire city of Ottawa but cover a strip that became Highway 417.

Data Producer:

City of Ottawa

Publication Date:
1928, 1958, 1976, 1991, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017
Data Format:

Grid Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator
Projection: Modified 3 Degree Transverse Mercator Zone 9
Horizontal Geodetic Datum: NAD83
Units: Metres and Square Metres
Spheroid: GRS80 6378137.0 m 6356752.314 m
Central Meridian: -76.5
Easting/Northing Unit: Metres
False Easting: 304800.0
False Northing: 0
Latitude of Origin: 0
Maximum Latitude: 80 00 00
Maximum Longitude: -75 00 00
Minimum Latitude: 0 0 00
Minimum Longitude: -78 00 00
Scale Factor: 0.9999

6cm (2014), 15cm (1928, 1958), 20cm (1991, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017), 25cm (2002, 2005), 50cm (1976, 1999)
Other Metadata:

2002: The air photos were taken from May 22, 2002 to June 7, 2002. The 2002 photos have been fully orthorectified based on a 50m DEM with breakline information and approximately 200 ground control measurements. The original air photo images were mosaiced together and compressed using MrSID. 2002 detailed metadata

2017 NIR: The NIR imagery was flown over two days: August 28th and September 2nd, 2017.

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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