Maps of Ottawa - geoOttawa

The City of Ottawa is the fourth largest city in Canada with an area of 2,760 square kilometres.  geoOttawa can help you find your way around the city. Search by address, intersection, street segment or by facility. Interact with this web-based software by zooming in and out, by adding additional layers of information or by printing the current view of the map.  Enjoy the “City of Ottawa” at your fingertips.

How to find your zoning

The following steps will lead you through the process for determining the zoning of your property. The City of Ottawa Zoning By-law is made available on the web site for information, however confirmation on the zoning provisions should be sought through the City’s development information officers (DIO), by contacting 311 and asking for the DIO for the geographic area in question.

To view the zoning designation for your property:       

  1. Open the geoOttawa application.
  2. Navigate to the area of interest by using the search window or pan and/or zoom within the map.
  3. Once you have selected the parcel of interest, click on  ‘Get Zoning Information’ from the Information Window, or alternatively choose “find the zoning for an area” from the “I want to..” menu.
  4. Record the zoning code for future reference.  
  5. Clicking on the zoning area will display an info window with the zoning information and a link to the bylaw. Clicking on the link will bring you to your primary zone location in the zoning by-law.

About the Zoning By-law

The Zoning By-law was enacted June 25, 2008. The Ontario Municipal Board approved the unchallenged provisions of the by-law on October 23, 2008. For those provisions under appeal, the corresponding provisions of the former municipalities’ zoning by-laws will continue to be in effect and the more restrictive provisions within any of the by-laws will apply. For further information please contact a Development Information Officer at 3-1-1.

Supported browsers for geoOttawa


  • Internet Explorer (and other browsers that support Internet Explorer ActiveX controls and plug-ins)
  • Internet Explorer (Windows 8)
  • Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera (and other plugin-based browsers)
  • Chrome (Pepper-based Flash Player)


  • Firefox, Opera, Safari


  • Chrome (Pepper-based Flash Player)


  • Mozilla, Firefox, SeaMonkey (Flash Player 11.2 is the last supported Flash Player version for Linux. Adobe will continue to provide security updates.)
  • Chrome (Pepper-based Flash Player)


  • Flash Player is the last supported Flash Player version for Solaris.

iOS support for geoOttawa

At this time Apple does not support Adobe’s Flash technology on iOS. geoOttawa Mobile is currently being developed and will support multiple mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.