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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.

Calgary images

Orthophotos at SANDS: UofC only, City of Calgary requires a signed data release agreement for most files

What is a digital orthophoto?  USGS

  • 2020 - all city sections, 0.10m
  • 2019 - all city sections, 0.10m
  • 2018 - all city sections, 0.10m
  • 2017 - citywide, 0.40m; ATS section, 0.10m
  • 2016 - citywide, .10m
  • 2015 - citywide, .10m
  • 2014 - citywide, .25m
  • 2013 - citywide, September, .2m
  • 2013 - city floodplain, August, .1m
  • 2013 - city floodplain, June 22, .2m
  • 2012 - citywide, .25m
  • 2011 - city and surrounding area, .25m
  • 2010 - city and surrounding area, .3m
  • 2008 - citywide, .3m
  • 2006 - citywide and quadrants, .3m
  • 2005 - citywide, .5m
  • 2005 - city floodplain - panchromatic, 1m
  • 2003 - colour, .5m download
  • 2001 - city and surrounding area, .5m download
  • 1999 - colour, .5m download
  • 1995 - grayscale, citywide, 0.15m
  • 1979 - grayscale, citywide, 0.3m
  • 1966 - grayscale, citywide, 0.25m
  • 1962 - grayscale, citywide, 0.625m
  • 1957 - grayscale, citywide, 1m
  • 1953 - grayscale, citywide, 0.25m
  • 1948 - grayscale, citywide, 0.5m
  • 1924-26 - grayscale, citywide, 1m

See also the City's online tool which allows a slider comparison of orthophotos between 1924 - 2018.New!

Digital air photos

Calgary area, 2010 download

Bow River flood, 2005 download