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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.

GIS Resources

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

GIS Data

Spatial and Numeric Data Services collects and provides access to spatial (GIS) data files.

We keep track of the many open data websites and portals, and we will search for files that we don't have in our collection. 

Data files are available at our TFDL 4th floor location.  Many files can be downloaded from our file server.

Please contact SANDS with suggestions or comments:

Licensed and Open Data

Licensed data

What is a license? An agreement that transfers certain rights in copyrighted works (ie data) from a copyright owner to another party. Data files from these vendors are licensed to the University of Calgary for teaching and research purposes:

  • AltaLIS
  • City of Calgary*
  • Community Data Program
  • DMTI Spatial
  • ESRI

*Our license with the City of Calgary stipulates that users must sign a data release agreement.

Open data

Data that is freely available to anyone.

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