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GIS Resources

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


  • Canadian Cryospheric Information Network from the University of Waterloo, provides data and information management for the Canadian cryospheric community (sea ice, lake ice, river ice, snow cover, permafrost, glaciers).
  • Polar Data Catalogue database of metadata and data that describes and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers
  • Polar Geospatial Center from the University of Minnesota, provides geospatial support, mapping, and GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics groups in the polar science community
  • ArcticDEM an NGA-NSF public-private initiative to produce a high-resolution, digital surface model of the Arctic using optical stereo imagery, high-performance computing, and open source photogrammetry software