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Maps and Geospatial Data

Library reopening on January 24

As of Monday, January 24, all Library branches, including stack areas, will be accessible to current McGill students, faculty, and staff. In-person reference and circulation services will resume across branches. As a result of this reopening, the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, Pickup Service and Study Hubs will be discontinued. More information available here.

Finding maps and geospatial data

McGill Library holds an extensive collection of geospatial information resources, including over print maps, historical air photos, orthophotos, satellite imagery, and spatial data sets. Coverage is worldwide, with an emphasis on the greater Montreal region, Quebec, and Canada.

Geoindex is an excellent starting point for McGill users to find Geospatial data, including cadastral data, administrative regions, historical maps, and much more. Historical index map of the island of Montreal.

  • Request Data using the geospatial data request form.;Some data may also be downloaded directly from our server.
  • Request an appointment to consult the print map collection located on the second floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
  • As part of the geospatial data services the Library offers, we also keep track of the many Open data websites and portals. Contact us for assistance locating maps and data that we do not have in our collection.


You can access the old maps and geospatial data guide.

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