Yukon Government Technical Support
Geomatics Yukon is responsible for distributing Yukon Government spatial data and imagery to Yukon government employees and the public. There are many technologies used to do this, such as our ftp site, WMS, and web mapping applications. If you are having trouble with any of these technologies please consult the FAQs below.
If you can't find an answer to a question, or need more information on Yukon Government GIS support please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca.
Frequently Asked Questions
Services we provide to Yukon Government
How do I install ArcGIS?
Where can I find information for new Yukon government GIS users?
How do I setup my Oracle Client 11g to connect to the CSW?
How do I change my CSW password?
A web mapping application is not working. Who should I contact?
I can't access the CSW or the image services data who do I contact?
I can't get an ArcGIS Desktop license. Who should I contact?
How can I find out if there is any imagery is available in my study area?
What types of imagery is availble to the public?
The following imagery and elevation data is publicly available:
- Aerial photograhs,
- landsat satellite imagery,
- Yukon government digital elevation raster datasets
Please visit the Imagery and Elevation Data page
for more information.
How can I see the data available on the Geomatics Yukon FTP site?
What is the Yukon Albers projection, and why is it used?
Yukon Albers Equal Area Conic projection is the standard projection used by Yukon Government for all spatial data. It is an beneficial projection to use because it minimizes distortion within the Yukon and allows us to use one projection to represent the entire territory through 4 UTM zones. Yukon Albers Equal Area projection requires the projection parameters to define it correctly. The parameters are:
- projection albers
- datum NAD83
- Zunits no
- units meters
- spheroid GRS1980
- xshift 0.00000000
- yshift 0.00000000
- 61 40 0.000 /* 1st standard parallel
- 68 0 0.000 /* 2nd standard parallel
- -132 30 0.000 /* central meridian
- 500000.000 /* false easting (meters)
- 500000.000 /* false northing (meters)
This projection is classified as an EPSG projection as EPSG 3578. For more information see SpatialReference.org.
I am a new government employee and/or would like to start using ArcGIS in my job. Who can help me get access to the CSW data, and Yukon Government imagery?