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The table below lists some of the types of material in the LAC collection and which database search(es) to use for each, as indicated by an "√". For ease of reference, the material is grouped by category (i.e., air photos, atlases, charts, geomatics, globes, maps, and plans). Popular types of materials are also listed for most categories.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list as LAC databases are continually being updated with new records. This table only provides search information for the more commonly requested maps, charts and architectural plans at LAC. If you do not find what you are looking for in the table below, try searching all databases or use Ask Us a Question.

You can now find all the records from the "Maps, Plans and Charts" database using Archives Search*.

Search every applicable database (√)

  Database Searches

Type of Material

Grouped by Category

Library Search and AMICUS

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Archives Search*

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Indian Reserves- Western Canada

ARCHIVED - Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)

Western Land Grants

Finding Aids**

Air Photos
Library Search

Archives Search
       
National Air Photo Library
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Atlases
Library Search

Archives Search
 
Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)
   
County Atlases
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Charts
Library Search

Archives Search
       
British Admiralty Charts
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Canadian Hydrographic Charts
Library Search

Archives Search
       
The Atlantic Neptune
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Geomatics
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Canada Land Inventory
Library Search

Archives Search
     
Finding Aids
Globes
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Maps
Library Search

Archives Search

Indian Reserves- Western Canada

Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)

Western Land Grants
 
Electoral/Election Maps
Library Search

Archives Search
 
Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)
   
Fire Insurance Plans
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Three-Mile Sectional Maps of the Canadian West (1891-1955) 1:190 080 scale
Library Search

Archives Search
   
Western Land Grants

Finding Aids
Aeronautical
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Bird's Eye Views
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Census Maps
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Early Historical Maps
Library Search

Archives Search

Indian Reserves- Western Canada

Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)

Western Land Grants
 
Geological Maps
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Government Maps
Library Search

Archives Search
     
Finding Aids
Indian Reserves
Library Search

Archives Search

Indian Reserves- Western Canada
     
Land Grants
Library Search

Archives Search
   
Western Land Grants
 
National Topographic Series 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 scale
Library Search
         
One Inch to One Mile Series 1:63 360 scale
Library Search
         
Soil Survey
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Trench Maps  
Archives Search
     
Finding Aids
Township Maps
Library Search

Archives Search
   
Western Land Grants

Finding Aids
Plans
Library Search

Archives Search
   
Western Land Grants
 
Architectural Plans  
Archives Search
     
Finding Aids
Fire Insurance Plans
Library Search

Archives Search
       
Fortification (Surveys)
Library Search

Archives Search
     
Finding Aids
Government Plans            
Township Plans
Library Search

Archives Search
   
Western Land Grants
 

*Using Archives Search you can now find all the records from the "Maps, Plans and Charts" database. (The former "Maps, Plans and Charts" research tool provided access to approximately 40,000 records with individual descriptions from the "old card catalogue.")

Maps, Plans and Charts database can also be downloaded in XML format via the Open Data from LAC: www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/open-data/Pages/open-data.aspx

**Finding aids are tools that provide access to archival material and come in many different forms including lists and descriptive inventories. Further information on finding aids is available here: Finding Aids.

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