GIS Services

If you are looking to acquire new GIS data or want your current GIS data converted into another format, Canadian Map Makers provides various GIS processing services, as listed below:


Field data collection (GPS data, photos, descriptions, etc.):

We can run or hike trails collecting data as we go, for later incorporation into your map design.

GPS GIS data collection

Grooming of field data:

Using our proprietary software tools and satellite imagery, we can smooth out field collected GPS data into a form which is both visually appealing and spatially accurate.



Conversion between different GIS formats:

Using our software tools, we can convert between most commonly used GIS file types (.gpx, .kml, .kmz, shape, etc).

GIS Conversion gpx kml kmz shp


Conversion of raw GIS data into a publishable format:

We can take a GIS dataset and convert this into an Adobe Illustrator file, pdf file or even a bitmap image.

Publish GIS data illustrator pdf


Conversion of pixel based maps into vector based maps:

We can significantly improve the quality of bitmap based images by doing a full conversion into vector (Adobe Illustrator) format. Old scanned maps can benefit greatly from this conversion, and then be geo-referenced and further improved after the conversion process.

Convert pixel raster image to vector



We can take satellite imagery and convert ground features into GIS layers and into a publishable format.

Digitization satelite imagery


Creation of overlay layers for Google Earth:

We can create custom Google Earth Overlay Layers, depicting any number of different features (e.g. trails, points of interest, park boundaries, land development proposals etc.).

 Google Earth Overlay Pink Mountain

 Google Earth Overlay (with data) for Pink Mountain, Northern British Columbia