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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Spatial Data resources available via the University of Lethbridge Library.

About Spatial Data


Spatial data identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries of the Earth. Spatial data is accessed, manipulated, analyzed and/or mapped using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Available GIS Software Tools

U. of Lethbridge Library computers are equipped with ArcGIS products and other software. GIS software is also installed on the computers in the E6, AH, B7, and Atrium Study Center Computer Lab. These computers are accessible during regular computer lab hours.

QGIS is also an excellent choice for a free open source Geographic Information System. Statistics Canada  has produced YouTube videos to help you get started.

Batchgeo is a free and easy-to-use tool for geocoding and creating Google maps with spreadsheet-type data.

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

What's in this Guide?

This guide provides an overview of both licenced and open spatial data collections available via the Library.

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