Projects & News

  • GeoYukon Updated: new layers & tools

    by Nicole Parry | Apr 20, 2017

    A series of updates were released on GeoYukon adding some new functionality and layers.

    New or altered functionality:

    • Add Data from Yukon Catalogue tool (under File menu or I want to dropdown) - new tool that lists some additional layers that are available for the Yukon, such as imagery mosaics, elevation layers, Statistics Canada demographics, and drainage areas
    • List all imagery tool (under Home menu or I want to drop-down) - altered tool that allows users to download any Aerial imagery listed in the results list
    • Download Vector Data tool (under Home menu or I want to drop-down) - altered tool to streamline the download process and improve performance.  Some layers are only available to download by the full Yukon extent.

    New layers:

    • Footprints Aerial Photographs
    • Footprints High Resolution Satellites
    • Footprints Medium Resolution Satellites

    If you have any questions, please contact Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca

  • Web: YG Server Maintenance Feb 24-26, 2017

    by Nicole Parry | Feb 21, 2017

    The Yukon Government Information & Communication Technology (ICT) branch will be undergoing a government-wide Server Maintenance this weekend from Feb 24 to 26.  This will affect ALL servers, including web mapping 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: Web applications & service maintenance today 12:00

    by Nicole Parry | Jan 30, 2017

    There will be some maintenance for all web mapping applications and services hosted by Geomatics Yukon under http://mapservices.gov.yk.ca today (January 30th) between 12:00 and 1:00.

    Web applications and services may be unavailable for a short time during this maintenance.

    Thanks for your patience.

    If you have any concerns please contact Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca.


      

  • Corporate Spatial Warehouse: New Geology data sets available

    by Lauren Crooks | Jan 10, 2017

    Seven new data sets have been added to CSW in the "Geology" category under "Community Hazards".

    Community Hazards - Faro  - 20k

    Community Hazards - Burwash Destruction Bay - 25k

    Community Hazards - Mayo - 20k

    Community Hazards - Pelly Crossing -20k

    Community Hazards - Ross River -12k

    Community Hazards - Dawson - 30m

    Community Hazards - Old Crow - 30m

    These data sets identify potential landscape hazards such as permafrost stability, landslides and flooding for seven Yukon communities. Hazards were assessed by evaluating surficial geology maps, permafrost probability models, detailed permafrost investigations, analyses of past hydrological and climatological trends, and future climate projections. The hazard data are ranked and symbolized using stoplight colours. Hazard maps serve as an adaptation planning tool that can support responsible, forward-looking decisions related to climate change impacts on communities. Hazard maps can be used by communities, First Nations, engineers, planners, consultants, and all levels of governmental and non-governmental decision-makers. The project was coordinated by the Northern Climate ExChange (Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College). Surficial geology mapping and hazard analyses were completed by Yukon Geological Survey (Energy, Mines and Resources, Yukon Government). For further information and to download supporting maps and reports, visit the Yukon Geological Survey’s website at http://www.geology.gov.yk.ca/community_mapping.html or the Northern Climate Exchange’s website at http://yukoncollege.yk.ca/research/project/hazard_mapping

    If you require further information please contact Panya.Lipovsky@gov.yk.ca or Kristen.Kennedy@gov.yk.ca, Surficial Geologists, Yukon Geological Survey

    Note: These data sets will be added to GeoYukon in the next few weeks. The data exports are currently available on ftp://ftp.geomaticsyukon.ca/geoyukon and the metadata in http:/geoweb.gov.yk.ca/geoportal/catalog/search/search.page



     

  • Web: Production server upgrade scheduled for Sun Jan 8

    by Nicole Parry | Jan 06, 2017

    The Production web mapping servers will be upgraded on Sunday January 8th in the evening.  

    All Geocortex applications and web mapping services hosted by Yukon Government (YG) will be offline for a short period during this upgrade.  This will also affect YG web mapping services hosted in Yukon ArcGIS Online applications as well.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca

    Thanks for your patience.

  • WEB MAPPING: Applications temporarily offline today from 12-1 pm

    by Ryan Gould | Dec 16, 2016

    All Yukon government web mapping applications will be temporarily offline today from 12 to 1 pm for maintenance. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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

  • Web: Geocortex software update Sun Nov 27

    by Nicole Parry | Nov 25, 2016

    The Production Geocortex software used for Geocortex web mapping applications, such as GeoYukon, Mining Viewer, and the Lands Viewer, will be updated on Sunday November 27th.  All production Geocortex web mapping applications will be down for a short time during this upgrade. 

    For more information contact Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca

  • Imagery: Yukon government aerial photographs are now available for download

    by Ryan Gould | Nov 04, 2016

    Yukon government aerial photographs are now available for download. 

    Use the Identify Imagery tool to click on an aerial photograph in GeoYukon. A link will be displayed in the identify results below the Aerial Photographs in the panel on the left. The link is called "Download this aerial photograph". 

    Each download package contains:

    • the most recent aerial photograph tile under the location clicked
    • metadata about the image
    • disclaimer describing the intended use for the image

    Note: multiple tiles may be required collect all the photographs for an area of interest.

    Please email Geomatics.Help@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions about Yukon government imagery, or the new GeoYukon functionality described in this post.

  • Imagery: New SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 imagery for the Mayo/Keno region

    by Ryan Gould | Oct 13, 2016

    New Yukon government SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 imagery has been published for the Mayo/Keno region. These scenes were captured on 03 Aug 2013, 18 June 2015, and 06 Sept 2015. The resolution for these images is 1.5 metres. 

    These new images can be viewed publicly on GeoYukon, as well as any other Yukon government web applications using the Medium Resolution Satellites image service. Internally this imagery can be accessed in ArcGIS by adding the Medium Resolution Satellites layerfile found here: \\cswprod\layerfiles\imagery\.

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

  • 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.

     

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