CanadaBritish ColumbiaPrairie ProvincesQuebecMaritime ProvincesTerritories
USAWorldCosta Rica
What is Geospatial Data?Scholars GeoportalOrdering Geospatial DataGIS at York UniversityBooks about GISCiting Geospatial Data
OntarioCity of TorontoGreater Toronto AreaOntario MunicipalitiesRegional Municipalties and CountiesYork University
Administrative BoundariesAir PhotosBuildings, Zoning, and Property BoundariesCensus & PopulationCold and Polar EnvironmentsCrime & JusticeDEMs & ContoursEnergy & EnvironmentFood, Agriculture and SoilsForestry, Land Cover, and VegetationHealth & SocialLand UseOrthophotosSatellite ImageryTopographic MapsTransportation
This is the "Home" page of the "Geospatial Data" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
This research guide provides information on how to access Geospatial (GIS) data at York University.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Home Print Page

Map and GIS Librarian

Profile Image
Rosa Orlandini
Contact Info
Phone: 416-736-2100 x88863
Send Email

Subject Guide

Profile Image
Neil Livingston
Contact Info
GIS Reference Assistant/Coordinator
(416) 736-2100 x 20476
Scott Library, 102B
Send Email
Subject tags:

ArcGIS @ York

ArcGIS is a common Geographic Information System software. To learn more about ArcGIS and how to access it, click here.


What's in this guide

Welcome to York University's subject research guide for geospatial data (GIS data). This guide will introduce you to geospatial data and Geographic Information System software.  This guide provides information on how to successfully select, obtain and use geospatial data and GIS software for your research and assignments.

Getting Started 

   What is geospatial data? | Ordering geospatial data  | Scholars Geoportal | GIS & ArcGIS @ York | Books about Geographic Information Systems | Citing Geospatial Data

Browse by Topic

Administrative Boundaries | Airphotos | Buildings, Zoning, and Property Boundaries | Census & Population | Cold and Polar Environments | Crime & Justice | Digital Elevation Models and Contour Data | Energy & Environment | Food, Agriculture, and Soils | Forestry, Land Cover, and Vegetation | Health & Social | Land UseOrthophotos | Satellite Imagery | Topographic Maps | Transportation

Ontario & Toronto

Province of Ontario | City of Toronto | Greater Toronto Area | Ontario Cities and Municipalties | Regional Muncipalties and Counties | York University

Canada, Provinces & Territories

   Canada | British Columbia | Prairie ProvincesQuebec | Maritime Provinces | Territories


   USA | World 






Scholars Geoportal

View and download Ontario and Canadian geospatial data via the Scholars Geoportal.

Online research guide for Scholars Geoportal is now available.


Map Library

York University Map Library has a large collection of geospatial data, print maps, aerial photographs, topographic maps, city maps, and print atlases. The Map library staff and librarian can help you find the maps that you need for your research.  

The Map Library is located on the 1st Floor of the Scott Library, in room 102.  For more information, visit the York University Map Library website.

Related Guides

Quick Links

Here are a few quick links to commonly-used sources of data & statistics (note that some may require a York login to access).


Loading  Loading...