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GIS Resources

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



  • Open Calgary Citywide Land Cover shapefile
  • Open Calgary Habitat shapefile
    • ​identifies plant communities and environments within the natural areas maintained by Calgary Parks
  • Urban Forest shapefile (at SANDS, UofC only)
    • provides detailed information about city trees and shrubs maintained by Calgary Parks


  • Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory download

  • Central Parkland Natural Region Vegetation Inventory download



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