Six years ago I built a little script to scrape all of the public GIS data from the Province of PEI’s GIS Data Layers website; the script still works, and you can grab it here.
By way of making sure it still works, I ran it, and grabbed all the data–1.2 GB in all.
One layer caught my eye in the downloads directory, Lidar_Ct.SHP. I loaded it up into QGIS and this lovely rendering of the Island appeared before me:
This is one of those situations where it’s helpful not to see the trees in the forest: zoom in closer and all you see is a confusing thicket of contour lines, but zoom out to the entire Island, and it’s rich Corinthian leather.
Want to try this at home? Follow these steps: