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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 data catalogue.

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.