GATS provides expert services and solutions in visualization, data, analytics and applications to support the City’s land use, planning and development, emergency operations, transportation, the public and more.
The group provides critical spatial and non spatial information such as the water and wastewater network, zoning, aerial mapping and base mapping including LiDAR, engineering plans, reports, utility drawings and related services.
- Aerial photography, base mapping and LiDAR
- Engineering drawings and reports
- Utility mapping
- Water and wastewater networks
For more information on the GATS group, contact Randal Rodger, Program Manager (GATS), by email Randal.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-580-2424, ext. 13196
For information on how to obtain data, plans, contact the GATS - GeoInformation Centre by email GeoInformation@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424, ext. 44455
Aerial photography, base mapping and LiDAR
GATS provide the following photogrammetric mapping:
Aerial mapping products
- Ortho-rectified imagery in 1km-by-1km tiled geo-tiff format.
Most recent 6cm imagery: 2022*
Older 6cm Imagery: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
Most recent 16cm imagery (leaf on): 2022*
Older 16cm Imagery: 2019, 2017
* all imagery 2019 and later is available in both NAD83_Original and NAD83_CSRS
- LIDAR data in 1km-by-1km tiles available in LAS and 1m gridded bare earth geo-tiff raster formats.
Most recent LiDAR: 2020*
Older LiDAR: 2006, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
* all LiDAR 2020 and later is available in compressed LAZ format in both NAD83_Original and NAD83_CSRS.
Aerial base mapping products
- Urban 1:1000 base mapping, in 500m-by-500m tiles
- Rural 1:5000 rural mapping, in 5km-by-5km tiles available in MicroStation .dgn and AutoCAD .dwg formats
Most recent 1K Vector Mapping: 2019 *CSRS only
Older 1K Vector Mapping: 2017 and earlier
Most recent 5K Vector Mapping: 2019 *CSRS only
Older 2K Vector Mapping: 2007 and earlier
Engineering drawings and reports
GATS provides the following Engineering Services:
- Plan, grading, geometry, pavement elevations, etc.
- Plan and Profile indicating the depth of the sewers and water
- Subdivision, composite utility, grading
- Site Plans
- Bridge, culvert, retaining wall plans
- Engineering studies, planning studies and reports
Please refer to the fee schedule to request an Engineering plan and report.
For water or sewer service connection information, please call 3-1-1.
To request an Engineering Plan or Report
Email GeoInformation@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424, ext. 44455
Non City contracts are subject to a Council approved Fee Schedule.
GATS is responsible for 2D mapping of all above and underground Municipal and Utility agency services within the right of way in coordination with the Ottawa Utility Coordinating Committee (Ottawa UCC). The current dataset features include:
- Sewers, Watermains, pipes and all associated ironworks
- Traffic and Streetlighting, poles, ducts and all associated ironworks
- Roads and Sidewalks
- Streetscaping, bus shelters, planters
- Utility Agency ducts, conduit, cable and or fibre, manholes, handholes, pedestals, poles and Public Works Government Services Canada plant
Water and wastewater networks
GATS is responsible for the daily maintenance of both the water distribution system and the sanitary and storm collection systems across the entire City of Ottawa within an enterprise GIS. This data is used by the operating groups and various departments for maintenance purposes, planning and renewal.
Currently, there are two map products available: Water Distribution System, and the Sanitary and Storm Collection Systems. These are indexed maps depicting the locations and associated details of the infrastructure networks at scales of 1:2500.
Water distribution system maps (1:2500)
These maps depict the locations of watermains, hydrants, valves, and their associated details, across the entire distribution system. Please refer to the index map for water distribution to request the coordinating sheet(s) to cover your area of interest.
Sanitary and storm collection system maps (1:2500)
These maps depict the locations and flow of sanitary and storm pipes, manholes, and their associated details across the entire collection system. Please refer to the index map for sanitary and storm collection to request the coordinating sheet(s) to cover your area of interest.
Water distribution and wastewater collection systems - interactive map
You can review the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems interactive map for information that includes the locations of watermains, hydrants, valves, manholes, pipes, inlets/outlets, associated facilities, and related details.
Catch basin locator map
The City of Ottawa has over 100,000 catch basins to provide drainage to our roadways and greenspaces.
As a critical component of the city storm collection system, keeping catch basins clear of debris (leaves, ice, snow, etc.) is important. Find the location of your nearest catch basin using the interactive map and help keep our system operating effectively.
Please refer to the fee schedule to request a Water or Sewer Distribution/Collection System plan.
For assistance, contact GATS - GeoInformation Centre by email GeoInformation@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424, ext. 44455
Fee schedule effective April 1, 2023
|Administrative Fee (applies to all requests)||$ 89.00|
|Aerial photography, base mapping, and LiDAR|
|Aerial Base Vector Mapping (base cost for 1 tile) Electronic Image File – CAD file||$ 155.00|
|Aerial Ortho-Imagery (cost per tile, inclusive) Electronic Image File – TIF file||$ 155.00|
|Aerial LIDAR (cost per tile, inclusive) Electronic Image File – LAS file||$ 155.00|
|3D Buildings (cost per tile, inclusive) * *Production of customized tile (hourly rate) may apply||$ 155.00|
|Engineering Plans and Reports|
|Engineering Plans Electronic Image File – TIF / PDF||$ 16.50|
|Engineering Plans Electronic Image File – DGN or DWG** *Production of Customized Map or Data (hourly rate) may apply||$ 48.00|
|Engineering/Geotechnical Reports/Studies Cost per digital report||$ 36.00|
|Ottawa UCC Central Registry Data|
|Electronic Image File – PDF A street segment is the length of the street between intersecting streets||$ 48.00|
|MicroStation .dgn or AutoCAD .dwg – 187m x 125m or 23,375 sq. m||$ 152.00|
|Water Distribution System or Sanitary and Storm Collection System|
|Production of Customized Map or Data (hourly rate)||$ 124.00|
|Individual sheets – PDF||$ 48.00|
|GIS files 1:2500||$ 152.00|
|GIS File||$ 48.00|