Skip to main content

COVID-19 update: New COVID-19 communications protocols, campus non-medical mask protocol

Limited Computers (50) and Study Spaces (81) on the 1st and 2nd floors of the TFDL are available and must be booked. Booking hours extended. Book here.

We are now offering contactless pickup – for current Ucalgary Students, Faculty and Staff only. Place requests for materials that you want from our library system. Pick them up when you receive an email.

Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Map Resources

Resources collected for Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SANDS) staff

GIS, WMS & Data Portals

Spatial and Numeric Data Services GIS Guide
Tracks many open data websites and portals, as well as providing links to licensed data for University of Calgary authorized users

GeoDiscover Alberta
Online access point to different types of maps, services and geographic information related to the province of Alberta

Alberta Biological Monitoring Institute (ABMI) Data Portal
Land cover, human footprint and historical orthophotos are available for download from their FTP directory

GeoGratis Download Directory
A listing of datasets available via ftp,including Canadian topographic, Landsat satellite and water data

GeoGratis Web Services
Site offers WMS and API links that provides developers with the ability to search, discover, assess and access data and information products such as maps, images, photos and documents

Several imagery, base map and thematic layers are available using either the WMS URL within a GIS, or by using Google Earth and the .kml link

GeoSask Portal
A public website that provides online access point to different types of maps and geographic information related to Saskatchewan. Free to search and download

ESRI Data Products
Free online data as well as links to ArcGIS Online mapping services and ArcGIS resources

North American Environmental Atlas
Mapping tools and GIS files to research, analyze and manage environmental issues in Canada, United States and Mexico

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Conservation GIS Data
Terrestrial and water ecoregion datasets, as well as TNC holdings and projects available

United States National Map
Links to US federal topographic data

United Nations GEO Data Portal
The GEO Data Portal online database holds more than 450 different variables, such as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Can be displayed as on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats

DIVA-GIS is actually free GIS software, however the site is a good source of country-level data (hydrography, roads, land cover, elevations, administrative boundaries...)

Spatial and Numeric Data Services Home Page

Contact Information:

Spatial and Numeric Data Services
Rm 466, Taylor Family Digital Library
Telephone: 403-220-6822

Print Page