CanImage is an image composed of three spectral bands originating from resampled Landsat 7 orthoimages. The images are based on the on the National Topographic System (NTS) at the 1:50 000 scale. This product is distributed in GeoTIFF format. Since CanImage is a georeferenced image, it can be used as raster backdrop for various applications, such as ArcGIS, IDRISI, or MapInfo.

CanImage sample, Cape Breton


CanImage is available for download at:
This Geogratis site

Additional Information

Title CanImage
Author Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
Date Various
Language English & French
Format GeoTIFF {.tif}
Scale 1:50 000
Projection UTM
Datum NAD83
Pixel Size 15 metres
Coverage Complete coverage of Canada.
Access Tips
  1. It is easiest way to determine CanImage image you require is to find it's NTS code (ex. 31H12). The indexes listed below can be used to find the NTS code.

    Example: to determine the NTS code for the island of Montreal, open Quebec NTS Index and zoom in on the map to the island of Montreal, the NTS codes are 31H05, 31H11 and 31H12.
  2. To download the data go to :
Licence Available to the general public
Citation (sample) Natural Resources Canada. Laurentides, Quebec. [computer file]. CanImage, 1:50 000, sheet 31H/13, edition 12. Ottawa: Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada, 1995.

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