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This subject guide offers resources on both human and physical geography.

Maps & geospatial data

McGill Library holds a large collection of maps, atlases, air photos, satellite imagery, and data, covering the greater Montreal region, the province of Quebec, Canada, and the rest of the world. This guide provides information about the location of each collection as well as details about how materials can be accessed or requested. Submit a request via the Geospatial Data Request Form to request licensed data that are not directly available from the Library website.

This guide provides resources for finding numeric datasets (e.g., microdata and aggregate data) and statistics. Email for help to find what you need.

The Lab is open and available to users working with data who require the use of specialized data software.

Provides maps and data collected by Natural Resources Canada.

Demographic, environment/infrastructure, and transportation-related GIS data for Montreal, Canada, and North America. Register using your McGill email to create a login.

Free data on all aspects of Montreal, arranged thematically.

Information about open government activities across the country and tools to help get your jurisdiction engaged in open government.

The United States Federal Government open data site.

Provide U.S. national topographic information, including digital geospatial data representing the topography, natural landscape, and manmade environment of the United States.

Provides access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences open data.


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