Projects & News

  • Imagery and Elevation Data: Updated footprints now available.

    by Ryan Gould | Sep 26, 2016

    Updated information and footprint polygons for both imagery and digital elevation data are now available on the Geomatics Yukon website here. These polygons delineate the extents all Yukon government aerial and satellite imagery, as well as any digital elevation data.

    Footprints are available for download in ESRI Shapefile, File Geodatabase, and Google KMZ formats.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government imagery or elevation data.

  • Imagery and Elevation Data: Yukon Government DTMs and DSMs available for download.

    by Ryan Gould | Sep 20, 2016

    Yukon government and Natural Resources Canada Digital Surface Models and Digital Terrain Models are now available on the Geomatics Yukon - Imagery and Elevation Data page.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca with any questions about Yukon government elevation data.



  • ArcGIS License Server Administrator Upgrade

    by Ryan Gould | Aug 25, 2016

    The License Server Administrator on GY_LM has been upgraded to version 10.4.1. This allows Yukon government users to upgrade their ArcGIS Desktop Clients to the latest version at their leisure.

    Note: GY_LM will now support ArcGIS Desktop Licensing for versions 10.1-10.4.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government ArcGIS software licenses.

  • Imagery: Connecting to Yukon Government Image Services

    by Ryan Gould | Aug 05, 2016

    Georeferenced imagery is one of the most requested types of data from Geomatics Yukon. However, acquiring the most recent imagery for a project area can be challenging. 

    In an effort to expose as many of the services published in Yukon government web applications as possible, we are providing the following instructions for connecting to the image services. These services are typically updated twice per year, and contain all licensed and public Yukon government imagery.

    (Note: These instructions are for the ESRI ArcGIS platform.)

    1. Open ArcCatalog
    2. Expand GIS Servers
    3. Double click Add ArcGIS Server
    4. Choose Use GIS Services
    5. Enter the URL: http://mapservices.gov.yk.ca/arcgis/services (No User, or Password needed)
    6. Click Finish.
    7.  A new connection should appear called “arcgis on Mapservices.gov.yk.ca (user)”.
    8. Expand Image Services - These are the image services published on the YG applications

    Tip 1.      Use the Mosaic Tab to change the image display order according to a field. You can read details on how to do this in the ArcGIS help menu, and online.

    Tip 2.      Use a Definition Query to display the service according to some criteria (i.e. acquisition date, or project area).

    If you have any questions about Yukon government imagery or services, please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca.

  • Imagery: Aerial Photographs image service renaming

    by Ryan Gould | Aug 03, 2016

    The Aerial Photographs image service available internally on ISERVER will be renamed from Aerial_Photographs_YukonAlbers to Aerial_Photographs.

    This change will take place on Aug 17, 2016.

    Any projects still using the old service after August 17 will require updating. 

    The newly named service can be accessed internally through ArcGIS by loading the layerfile from \\cswprod\layerfiles\imagery.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government radar imagery. 

  • Imagery: RadarSat2 (3m-6.25m) image service renaming

    by Ryan Gould | Jul 28, 2016

    The image service available in ISERVER containing Yukon government radar imagery will be renamed from RadarSat2 (3m-6.25m) to Radar. This change will take place on Aug 15, 2016.

    Any projects using the old service will require updating after Aug 15. The new radar service can be loaded by adding the layerfile named Radar.lyr from this directory: \\CSWPROD\Layerfiles\Imagery\Elevation\.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government radar imagery. 

  • Imagery: High Resolution Satellites Imagery Updates

    by Ryan Gould | Jul 27, 2016

    New imagery for the following areas has been added to the High Resolution Satellites image service available internally, and on Yukon government web mapping applications. The resolution (pixel size) for the scenes listed below is 0.5 metres.

    • Nadaleen area (11-Aug-2015)
    • Sixty Mile River area (06-Sep-2015)
    • Carmacks (05-Oct-2015)
    • Dawson (06-Jun-2015)
    • Faro townsite (16-Jun-2015)
    • Klondike River Valley (05-Sep-2015 and 24-Jul-2015)
    • Watson Lake (17-Jul-2015 and 26-Jul-2015)

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government imagery.

  • Imagery: Medium Resolution Satellites Imagery Updates

    by Ryan Gould | Jul 27, 2016

    New imagery for the following areas has been added to the Med-Low Resolution Satellites image service available internally, and on Yukon government web mapping applications. The resolution (pixel size) for the scenes listed below is 1.5 metres.

    • Black Hills (08-Sep-2015)
    • Clear Creek area (19-Jun-2015)
    • Hart River  area (06-Sep-2015)
    • Rae Creek (06-Jul-2015)
    • Ketza mine (15-Sep-2014)
    • Plata (08-Sep-2014)
    • Liard Basin area (2015 multiple dates)
    • Frances Lake (01-Aug-2015)
    • Portions of Little Salmon River and Big Salmon River (27-Jun-2014 and 23-Jul-2014)
    • Stewart River (15-Aug-2015)
    • Faro mine (25-Sep-2014)

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government imagery.

  • Yukon government won 2016 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award

    by Nicole Parry | Jun 30, 2016

    The Yukon government has received ESRI's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for 2016.  We are the sole recipient from Canada this year.  This award was received for our effective enterprise implementation of GIS technology.

    ESRI Canada's press release:
    For More Information about our project:  
  • GeoYukon Viewer Updated

    by Nicole Parry | Jun 29, 2016

    GeoYukon has been updated to a new mobile-friendly viewer which does not require a plug-in.  All the content is the same and most of the tools are the same, though they may work slightly differently. The functionality is now equivalent between the old Silverlight plug-in version and this new HTML5 version.

    The previous Silverlight version of GeoYukon will be available until July 18, 2016.  Until this time, you can access the Silverlight version via the “Viewer Updated” link in the GeoYukon Home panel. 

    If you have concerns or feedback, please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca

    Thank you.
  • Corporate Spatial Warehouse: New Forestry data set available

    by Lauren Crooks | Apr 21, 2016

    A new data set has been added to CSW and GeoYukon in the "Forestry" category under "Forest Inventory".

    Vegetation Inventory – 5K

    This dataset currently includes parts of southern Yukon including Whitehorse/Teslin areas as well as the Champagne and Aishihik Traditional Territory (CATT). The inventory is an operational inventory and is based on the, “Yukon Vegetation Inventory Manual version 3”; a guideline for the interpretation for this dataset. The dataset provides a foundation for various land use and economic activities and provides a broader based vegetation classification than previous versions with the intent to increase its utility.

    If you require further information please contact Sue.Deforest@gov.yk.ca,  EMR Forestry Branch.

     

  • YG Server Maintenance Feb26-28

    by Nicole Parry | Feb 25, 2016

    The Yukon Government Information & Communication Technology (ICT) branch will be undergoing a government-wide Server Maintenance this weekend from Feb 26 to 28.  This will affect ALL servers.

    On Friday and Saturday the updates may result in some brief outages; however, they should be online most of the time.

    On Sunday, the entire YG server network will be TURNED OFF from 6:30am until approximately 7:00pm when their work is completed.  Therefore ArcGIS and all related applications/services will not be available during this period.

    Thanks for your patience.




  • Web: "Placer Operations - 250k" layer no longer available

    by Nicole Parry | Feb 18, 2016

    The "Placer Operations - 250k" layer will be removed from GeoYukon effective February 18, 2016.  It will also be removed form any other public web mapping application.  This layer is currently out of date (approx 5-6 years).  If you would like more information about this layer please contact the Surficial Geology group at the Yukon Geological Survey.  


  • Corporate Spatial Warehouse: New Land Planning data sets available

    by Lauren Crooks | Jan 22, 2016

    Two new data sets have been added to CSW in the "Land Planning" category.They should be used together. 

    Land Use Designations Line

    Land Use Designations Polygon

    These data sets contain the Polygons and Lines of Land Use Designations (Current and Future) that pertain to Local Area Plans and Community Plans. 


    If you require further information please contact Denese.Berken@gov.yk.ca, the Coordinator of Drafting and Cartography, EMR Land Planning Branch.

    Note: These data sets will be added to GeoYukon during the week of  February 1. 

  • Imagery: Low resolution satellite imagery mosaics now available as layers on GeoYukon

    by Ryan Gould | Jan 22, 2016

    Mosaics of MODIS Blue Marble, and Landsat of imagery captured between 1990 and 2000 are now available as separate layers in the Yukon government web mapping applications. 

    • MODIS Blue Marble (450 meter, color)
    • Landsat 7 (15 meter, panchromatic)
    • Landsat 7 (90 meter, color with shaded relief effect)

    The Med-Low Resolution Satellite Imagery layers available in each application will now contain SPOT-6 (1.5m), SPOT-7 (1.5m) and IRS (5m) imagery only.

    The Image Services available on Yukon government web mapping applications are maintained by the Geomatics Yukon unit. If you have any questions about Yukon government imagery, please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca.

  • Corporate Spatial Warehouse: New Elections data sets available

    by Lauren Crooks | Jan 20, 2016

    Two new data sets have been added to CSW (and GeoYukon) in the "Administrative Boundaries" category:

    Yukon Electoral Polling Divisions 2015

    - this data set contains polling divisions for each electoral district as defined by the "Electoral Districts Boundaries Act" (SY 2008, c.14) as amended in July 2015

    Yukon Electoral Districts 2008 

     - this data set contains electoral district as defined by the "Electoral Districts Boundaries Act" (SY 2008, c.14) 

    Please contact the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon for any questions at elections.yukon@gov.yk.ca

  • Corporate Spatial Warehouse: Fire data updated to include 2015 fires

    by Lauren Crooks | Jan 08, 2016

    The two Fire data sets have been updated to include 2015 fires: Fire History, Fire Ignition Locations. These 2 data sets can be found under the Biophysical\Fire History category on the GeoYukon application.

    Ynet users can access the lyr files for the fire data sets at: \\cswprod\layerfiles\Biophysical\Fire History.

  • Elevation Data: 1.5m Herschel Island dataset added to Digital Surface Model Image Service

    by Ryan Gould | Dec 22, 2015

    A digital surface model for Herschel Island has been added to the Digital Surface Models Image Service. This DSM was generated using stereo GeoEye-1 satellite imagery. Horizontal accuracy is 4.5m, and vertical accuracy is 0-2m. This service is available to YNet users and can be used in ArcGIS by loading the layerfiles from here \\cswprod\layerfiles\elevation\, or by connecting to ISERVER\Elevation. This elevation data is publicly available by request. Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about the Herschel Island DSM, or the Yukon government DSM image service. This data is maintained by the Geomatics Yukon unit.

  • Imagery: New WorldView-2 scene for Lansing River / Steward River intersection

    by Ryan Gould | Dec 18, 2015

    A WorldView-2 (50cm, color) image for the area where the Lansing and Stewart Rivers meet has been published on Yukon government web applications and for use in desktop clients. This scene was captured on 08-Sep-2013.

    Users can view the image in ArcGIS by loading the any of the High Resolution Satellites layerfiles found here: \\cswprod\layerfiles\imagery, or by connecting directly to ISERVER\ImageServices\

    This image is also available for AutoCAD users in UTM zone specific services here ISERVER\UTM\

    This image is available in the High Resolution satellites layer on any Yukon government web mapping applications using the High Resolution Satellites image service.

    If you have any questions about Yukon government high resolution imagery, or the service mentioned above, please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca.

  • Imagery: New SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 available

    by Ryan Gould | Dec 09, 2015

    New SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 scenes have been published. New areas include:

    • North Slope area (07/07/2015)
    • Eagle Plains area (27/08/2013, and 09/09/2014)
    • North Canol Road areas (28/08/2013, 22/10/2013, 15/09/2014, and 08/09/2014)

    This imagery can be viewed in the GeoYukon  application (link), or any other Yukon government web mapping applications using the Med-Low Resolution Satellites image service.

    YNet users may use this image service by loading 'Med-Low Resolution Satellites (newest on top).lyr' from here: \\cswprod\layerfiles\imagery\, or by accessing the service directly on ISERVER here ISERVER\ImageServices

    Updated imagery footprints are available for download here:

    http://www.geomaticsyukon.ca/data/imagery

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government SPOT-6/7 imagery, or the Med-Low Resolution Satellites image service.

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