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GIS Resources

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

Air Quality/Pollution Data




  • National Pollutant Release Inventory - is a publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases (air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling (also includes Google Earth mapping layers)


  • Airport Emissions Tracker - contains information for the 1,300 largest global airports, covering 99% of global airline passenger traffic. It shows the total amount of passenger-related emissions generated by each airport (and excludes the freight emissions)
  • Air Quality Historical Data Platform - from World Air Quality Index (WAQI). See also:
  • Carbon Capture and Storage Database - from the National Energy Technology Laboratory, includes information on active, proposed, and terminated CCS projects worldwide. Downloadable data just below the Tableau dashboard.
  • Carbon Monitor - Carbon Monitor is an international initiative providing for the first time regularly updated, science-based estimates of daily CO2 emissions.
  • Mapping Oil and Gas Emissions - the Oil Climate Index plus Gas (OCI⁺) is an open-source analytic tool that estimates and compares the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) of individual oil and gas resources worldwide—from Production, Refining and Petrochemical Processing, Gathering, to Storage and Transport, as well as End Uses. This climate intelligence is used to profile the GHG variation of heterogenous oil and gas resources across distinct stages of the supply chain and according to different global warming potentials. Historic and current production are modeled.
  • PULSE by GHGSat - shows concentrations of methane in the atmosphere from both natural and man-made sources combined. You can see how methane moves through our atmosphere and also, by using the time slider, you can see the differences in concentration levels over a six-month time period. The underlying data is available upon request for non-commercial use