Open Data Catalogue

2011 Orthophoto imagery package

Data custodian

Information Technology, GIS and CADD Services Branch

Data currency comments

The 2011 orthophotos were captured on May 13 and 18, 2011. This imagery is captured at one point in time and is current as of that date but it does not change.

Data set description

The City's orthophoto coverage includes the City, UBC, and the University Endowment Lands and parts of Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as well. As such, it exceeds the area defined by the City's facet grid (see Facet Grid Boundaries).

The 2011 orthophotos are very high quality 10 cm pixel resolution. 

Data accuracy comments

Imagery is accurate as of the date it was taken although colours may or may not be exactly as occurred on that day as colours change from moment to moment due to sun and cloud cover.


An associated file provides the geo-location for each imagery file.

Coordinate system

DWG, SHP, TIF, Mr. SID, and ECW formatted data are projected in UTM Zone 10, NAD83 (CSRS). KML, CSV, and XLS formatted data are in latitude and longitude (WGS84). Not all CSV and XLS files have latitude and longitude.

Data set details

  1. MrSID format:
  2. ECW format: