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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.

International open data


  • The National Map from the USGS and partners
    • includes orthoimagery, elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover
  • US Energy Information Agency (EIA)
    • maps and GIS files for various energy sources, includes major Canadian oil and gas pipelines
  • NHGIS National Historical Geographic Information System provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data and GIS boundary files, for geographic units in the United States, from 1790 to the present
  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
    • presents complete data about the creation and changes in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty US states and the District of Columbia
  • National Park Service unit boundaries
  • NOAA GeoPlatform
    • Geospatial data, maps and analytics supporting NOAA's mission

North America



All countries