Western Libraries

Announcing Scholars GeoPortal

Written By: 
Liz Hill

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) launched the live version of Scholars Geoportal (http://geo.scholarsportal.info/) on March 1st, 2012.

An excerpt from the press release  describes the Geoportal as "an award-winning* geospatial data discovery tool allowing Ontario’s university students and researchers to enrich their teaching and research by engaging with OCUL’s growing collection of geospatial data. The portal offers search, preview, query, download and sharing functionality for datasets licensed by Ontario university libraries, covering such topics as land use, transportation networks, census boundaries, geology, soils, points of interest (such as healthcare facilities, schools, and airports), air photos, and more."

The full press release with project and product descriptions can be read at the OCUL site.

For GIS and data resources and assistance, please contact or visit the Map and Data Centre, Room 1051 Social Science Centre.