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The City of Nanaimo Engineering Department's GIS group provides support in the form of infrastructure data management, maps, GPS mobile development and orthophoto upgrades as per municipal requirements. Staff are responsible for developing and maintaining a full range of data, orthophoto, contours, LiDAR, city streets, parcels, sewer, storm, water, streetlights, sidewalks and many other data layers.

Engineering uses GIS in many diverse ways, from developing highly accurate city-wide base maps, to performing complex analysis and modeling of its infrastructure. GIS is also used to develop methodology for Mobile GIS Applications so that crews can access and collect relevant GIS data from the field.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

What information is available through GIS for the public?
The Engineering Support Services GIS sections provides its managed data for download here Digital Data

A full range of planning data, maintained by other departments, as well as Engineering are located here:

Hardcopy Mappingis available in PDF and JPG formats. You can contact us for specific information regarding the projects and/or data available on the website on our contact page.

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Asset Management

The City of Nanaimo relies on its GIS to help manage its public asset – which is information through visualization, analysis and reporting about its assets:


Asset management project press:

The GIS group has completed a project featured in an ESRI Canada Case study.

2012 Orthophoto Program

The 2012 high resolution aerial photos are available for download. This program provides high resolution aerial imagery (orthophoto) and surface models of the City and its surroundings using modern remote sensing techniques in order to support the operations of the City and its residents.


Check out the GIS Day website for information about GIS and how it is utilized by governments and organizations around the world!





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