Ottawa Orthophotos (1928-2017, intermittent)

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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

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.

Content last reviewed: December 7, 2018