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About GIS

What is GIS?                                   

A geographic information system that integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.  esri.com

Spatial data is data related to a location anywhere on the earth's surface.  Spatial data describes both the location of a geographic feature and its attributes.

                     


 

GIS Data

Spatial and Numeric Data Services collects and provides access to licensed 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.

Also we provide assistance with using ArcGIS and other software.

Data files are available at our TFDL 4th floor location.  Many files are available on our file server.

 

Contact

Please contact me with suggestions or comments:

Sue McKee smckee@ucalgary.ca

 

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:

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 (but usually still subject to some license terms).  Sometimes an account setup is required.

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