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

Limited Computers (29) and Study Spaces (45) on the 1st floor of the TFDL are available and must be booked. Book here.

We are now offering contactless pickup. 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 6:00 PM.10:00 AM to 4:00 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.

Spatial & Numeric Data Services

Providing access to cartographic materials, GIS and statistical data and software. We can assist with finding resources both within and outside our collection

The SANDS services will be closed until further notice. Please email maps@ucalgary.ca or use the library Chat if you require assistance. Thank you.

What services are offered?

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Data & Statistics

Spatial and Numeric Data Services, Data and Statistics collects and provides access to aggregate data and Statistics Canada licensed microdata files.

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GIS & Spatial Data

Spatial and data resources in our collection and freely available.

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Maps

Our collection has over 200,000 print maps. Coverage is worldwide with emphasis on Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Maps vary in scale, date, and theme. Major sets include the National Topographic Series (NTS) for Canada, Alberta resources, and City of Calgary topographic and community district series.

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Digital historic maps

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Air Photos

The collection includes about one million air photos, with Calgary and southern Alberta as the primary focus. There is less inclusive coverage for northern Alberta and other provinces and territories. Air photos are taken at various scales and years; Calgary coverage starts in 1924.

Please note: as of May 22 2018, SANDS will no longer circulate air photos. Scanners are available; please bring a data drive to transport files.

Search air photo sets

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Hardware

  • 3 Workstations
  • 8.5" x 11" Scanner
  • 11.7" x 16.5" Scanners

Software

  • ArcGIS 10.7.1
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4
  • AutoCAD 2018
  • NVivo 12
  • PCI Geomatica 2016
  • QGIS 3.4
  • R 3.5
  • SPSS 25
  • StataSE 15

Where is it located?

TFDL 466

P: 1.403.220.6822

E: Email

Hours

Monday to Friday 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Peter Peller

Peter Peller

Librarian

Paul Pival

Paul Pival

Librarian

Renna Truong

Renna Truong

Data & Geospatial Resources Specialist