Ontario Imagery

Imagery is the digital representation of the earth's surface as captured by satellite or airplane. LIO coordinates partnerships to collect Ontario Imagery, oversees quality assurance and testing, develops data standards, and stores and distributes imagery.


The LIO Imagery Acquisition Strategy is the Ontario Government’s policy for the collection and regular replacement of imagery for all of southern Ontario and selected parts of the near and mid-north over a five-year cycle. The following map illustrates the acquisition timeline.

Imagery acquisition map 2012 

For more information, please review the Ontario's Imagery Strategy Fact Sheet.


If your organization is interested in accessing, sharing, or developing a partnership with LIO to acquire high-resolution digital imagery, please contact us by phone at 705-755-1878 or by email at lio@ontario.ca.