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C.O.S.M.O.S. - City of Owen Sound Online Mapping System

Welcome to C.O.S.M.O.S. - City of Owen Sound Mapping Online System.

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The City of Owen Sound has launched an interactive online Geographic Information System (GIS) web mapping application to the community, providing citizens with essential information on a map available anywhere in the world with a computer and internet connection.

GIS is a computer based technology that captures, stores, analyzes and manages all types of geographic data. GIS uses precise location on the earth’s surface to relate data.

This innovative web-based application features a visual portal that allows citizens to easily access a range of data and property based information. It will explore and highlight the different aspects of the city revealing more details as you zoom in.

The street view tool will let you look beyond the map, pulling up detailed property information and showing Google street level imagery respectively. The aerial photography layer will let you see a snapshot of the real world in the spring of 2010.

Maintenance, Updates and Outages on C.O.S.M.O.S.

This website will be updated each  Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am. Any other schedule outages will be posted prior to maintenance taking place.


The mapping data provided by the City of Owen Sound is for illustrative and reference purposes only and is not a substitute for a legal survey. In any situation where the legal Zoning By-law map of the City of Owen Sound differentiates from the electronic versions contained on this website, the official documents take precedence.  

The City of Owen Sound provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete. Conclusions drawn from this information are the responsibility of the user. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, correctness and timeliness of the materials presented. However, the City of Owen Sound shall assume no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of incomplete, incorrect or omitted information and are not responsible for misuse or misinterpretation.

 By Launching the Application you agree to abide by all policies, procedures and guidelines for use of this website.

The regulated areas (151/06) shown on these maps are for demonstration purposes only and may vary from the description provided within the text of the regulation document. In the event of a conflict between the lines on these maps and the text of the regulation, the text in the regulation will prevai. Information made available is not intended to constitute advice nor is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a licensed professional. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon information in this site without obtaining professional advice regarding your circumstances. The information made available on this site is not intended to be used and should not be used for navigational purposes. 

To verify the location of the regulated area on a specific property and for permit application information, PLEASE CONTACT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING STAFF at Grey Sauble Conservation (GSC). ( 519-376-3076 )

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSC) makes regular edits to the associated regulation and base data mapping based on the most current information. By using and/or downloading this data the user agrees to inform GSC of any errors in the mapping. Produced by GSC with Data supplied under Licence by Members of the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange. © Queen's Printer for Ontario and its licensors. [2013] May Not be Reproduced without Permission. THIS IS NOT A PLAN OF SURVEY. 

All of the included mapping is made available "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE", and "WITH ALL FAULTS" without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, currency, merchantability, fitness for purpose, title or otherwise. The entire risk as to the results and performance of the Map Products, IP, Data and Third Party Data is assumed by the user. The user shall indemnify and save harmless the GSC, its directors and officers, its representatives and employees, and Third Parties (collectively, the "Indemnitee") from and against any and all liabilities, damages, costs or expenses awarded against or incurred or suffered by the Indemnitee arising out of any action or proceeding commenced or maintained by any entity in respect of the users use of the Maps, Data, IP or Third Party Data.

By accepting this data you agree not to edit or alter it in any way and to include this disclaimer in all end products.

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