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Maps & geospatial data: Home

This guide is currenlty a WORK in PROGRESS (Ongoing updates in process April - May 2017)

The McGill Library has an extensive collection of geospatial information resources, including over 200,000 print maps, historical air photos, orthophotos, satellite imagery, and data. Coverage is worldwide with emphasis on the greater Montreal region, Quebec, and Canada. Maps and data vary in scale, date, and theme. Major sets include cartographic plans, cadastral data, census boundaries, and transportation networks. 


Finding maps and geospatial data

  • The print map collection is available for consultation on the 2nd floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, by appointment
  • Data are available on request, using our geospatial data request form. Some data may be downloaded directly from our server.

  • As part of the data services the Library offers, we also keep track of the many open data websites and portals, and we will assist users locate maps and data that we do not have in our collection

This guide is organized by the level of geography of each map and data series. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to each section.

Map and Data Librarian

Deena Yanofsky
Subjects:Urban planning

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