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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Geospatial Data Resources

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Geography & Environmental Studies in conjunction with the WLU Library currently hold or have access to a wealth of Geospatial Data, ranging from very detailed local and provincial data to worldwide sources.  Geospatial data is made available to the faculty, students and staff of Wilfrid Laurier University for academic or research purposes through various licensing agreements with the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as private companies.

Local and Regional Geospatial Data

City of Kitchener

City of Waterloo

City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Grand River Conservation Authority

Ontario Geospatial Data

Scholars Geoportal
The portal offers search, preview, query, download and sharing functionality for datasets licensed by Ontario university libraries, covering such topics as land use, transportation networks, census boundaries, geology, soils, points of interest, air photos, and more.

Scholars GeoPortal is the result of a 3-year project supported by the Government of Ontario through its OntarioBuys initiative. A collaborative effort including the work of OCUL members and faculty from across the province, the Scholars Portal team, and partners from the Ontario government, this platform is powered by Esri's ArcGIS suite of software. Scholars GeoPortal was launched on March 1, 2012.

Link to OCUL Scholars Geoportal

Canada-Wide Geospatial Data

Natural Resources Canada - GeoGratis

World Data

ESRI Data & Maps 9.3  (details)