Find Maps and Data


The Map and Data Centre is located on the Ground Floor of The D.B. Weldon Library.


Print Maps & Atlas Catalogue

The Map Collection currently holds over 223,000 paper maps including topographic, thematic, geology and soil maps as well as hydrographic charts. Maps in the collection are issued by Canadian and foreign governments, organizations and publishers.

We also have a large collection of over 2550 world, regional, national, provincial/state and thematic atlases. The atlas collection covers a wide range of subjects including geology, hydrography, socio-economic factors, culture, health, historical events, transportation, recreation, etc.

Scholars GeoPortal

Scholars GeoPortal is your tool to access geospatial datasets licensed by your university library. The GeoPortal includes land-based vector data (water, cultural features, etc.), census geography, orthophotography, and more.


Statistics Canada Nesstar server

Statistics Canada provides access to many of the microdata files released through the Data Liberation Initiative through their Nesstar server (the same software platform as <odesi>). Ultimately, all Statistics Canada microdata files should be available through this site.


Provides researchers the ability to search for survey questions (variables) across thousands of datasets. There are both microdata and aggregate data available, in a range of formats. <odesi> is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool that uses the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) social science data standard.


Request a Data / GIS Appointment

To request a data consultation, contact

Data Catalogue

The Map & Data Centre has access to a vast collection of data sets. We also provide access to print and/or online documentation about these data sets, and to certain software manuals. The data-related holding of the Map and Data Centre may be searched through this online catalogue.