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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 29, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Geospatial Data Resources



Wilfrid Laurier UniversityDepartment of Geography & Environmental Studies in conjunction with the WLU Library currently hold or have access to a wealth of Geospatial Data, ranging from very detailed local and provincialdata to worldwide sources. Geospatial data is made available to the faculty, students and staff of Wilfrid Laurier University for academic or research purposes through various licensing agreements with the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as private companies.






Local and Regional Geospatial Data




City of Kitchener
http://app.kitchener.ca/opendata/catalogue.aspx

City of Waterloo
http://cityofwaterlooopendata.cloudapp.net/


City of Cambridge
http://www.cambridge.ca/corporate_services/technology_services

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regionalGovernment/OpenDataCatalogue.asp


Grand River Conservation Authority
http://maps.grandriver.ca/data-gis.html






Ontario Geospatial Data




Scholars Geoportal
The portal offers search, preview, query, download and sharing functionality for datasets licensed by Ontario university libraries, covering such topics as land use, transportation networks, census boundaries, geology, soils, points of interest, air photos, and more.

Scholars GeoPortal is the result of a 3-year project supported by the Government of Ontario through its OntarioBuys initiative. A collaborative effort including the work of OCUL members and faculty from across the province, the Scholars Portal team, and partners from the Ontario government, this platform is powered by Esri's ArcGIS suite of software. Scholars GeoPortal was launched on March 1, 2012.

Link to OCUL Scholars Geoportal
http://geo1.scholarsportal.info/


Canada-Wide Geospatial Data





Natural Resources Canada -GeoGratis
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-information/free-data-geogratis/download-directory-documentation/17215




World Data




ESRI Data & Maps 9.3 (details)