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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.

GIS help

Courses University of Calgary users have free access to Esri's training courses, which offer self-paced web based courses on specific GIS topics Accessing Esri online training

GIS and cartographic help

How are GIS files organized?

National Topographic System (NTS) most Canadian GIS files are organized by a 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 scale grid:

Canadian Geographic Names Database  provides NTS map sheet grid, ATS location, lat/long

Alberta Township System  (ATS) many Calgary and Alberta GIS files are organized by section-township-range-meridian