Geography

Geospatial Data Access

Search and Download Geospatial Data Resources available through the Geospatial Map & Data Centre

Recommended Resources:

DMTI Spatial Inc – SMART Program Data Products (access via the GMDC Inventory and Scholars GeoPortal)

Satellite StreetView – DMTI Spatial Inc (access via the GMDC Inventory)

Land Information Ontario (LIO) Inventory – Data Access

Census Data and Mapping Resources

Data Sources for Geography – Public Access

Toronto.ca/open

Open Data in Canada – Provinicial & Municipal Data Portals – Canada’s provincial and municipal Open Data sites that have been created to release freely available open data in Canada.

Canadian GIS & Geomatics – Free Data – Includes links to National, Provincial, and Municipal Open Geospatial Data portals, Fee based Geospatial Data, and online web mapping applications.

City of Toronto Zoning Consultation Map

City of Toronto Building Construction Date Map

City of Toronto Zoning By-Law Maps (1156-2010) – PDF Format

Toronto Community Health Profiles

Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles – Demographics

Wellbeing Toronto (WbT)

City of Toronto Archives

Historical Maps of Toronto

Satellite Imagery – Remote Sensing Data – Public Access

GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data such as satellite images, scanned topographic maps (National Topopgraphic System), the Atlas of Canada, Land Inventory and more.

ArcGIS Desktop Student Edition

Students and Faculty in the Department of Geography may Request ONE copy of ArcGIS Desktop – Student Edition software for academic use (teaching, research, educational purposes). Commercial use of the software is prohibited.

ESRI Virtual Campus Course Access

Step 1: Select course(s) from the following list: ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

Step 2: Complete request form to access course codes:  Request ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

Recommended Courses for Geography:

Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10)

Understanding Map Projections and Coordinate Systems

Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Learning ArcGIS 3D Analyst

Building Models for GIS Analysis Using ArcGIS

Network Analysis Using ArcGIS

Spatial Analysis

Performing Spatial Interpolation Using ArcGIS

Regression Analysis Using ArcGIS