Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Quinte Conservation provide a foundation for the distribution of authoritative geospatial data sets within the Authority. GIS applications are relied on each day to assist with public services offered through Quinte Conservation programs.

 What is a Geographic Information System?

A GIS is a computer system for capturing, storing, manipulating, and displaying data. This software links geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are). GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. Through modelling functions, GIS allows users to analyze geographic information and make decisions.

For more information on services offered, contact or visit our Open Data Hub.

How is GIS used to support Quinte Conservation's programs and services?

 Conservation Lands Management
  • Preparing trail maps, conservation area maps and signage.
  • Managing landholdings GIS database, property inquiries.
  • Forest management planning.
Corporate Services
  • Education and stewardship outreach: mapping and project data support for local lake associations and other initiatives with external partners.
  • Information sharing and data request fulfillment.
  • Information Technology (IT) systems support.
Planning and Regulations
  • Development and maintenance of geographic data and mapping applications to support O. Reg 41/24.
  • Municipal Regulations screening maps.
Source Water Protection
  • Science-based mapping support and analysis.
Water Resources
  • Flood forecasting and warning support, mapping and visualization.
  • Floodplain mapping.
  • Low water response support.
  • Water monitoring programs mapping support and data analysis.

How can I access Quinte Conservation’s GIS Data & Mapping?

A variety of geospatial data sets as well as web mapping applications and static maps relating to our operations are made freely available on our Open Data Hub. Other digital GIS data that is not classified as Open Data, such as LiDAR derivatives and aerial imagery, may be purchased through our Geospatial Data Request Form.

For more information, please contact