Geospatial Data

The Map and Geospatial Data Collection focuses on the local area and on Canadian material, and currently houses over 1,000 of licensed digital map and image files.

Featured Collections

  • Scholars GeoPortal
    Scholars Geoportal provides an opportunity to preview and download geospatial data from off-campus. This tool built by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and Scholars Portal provides access to geospatial data from both open and licensed sources.
  • Geospatial Data Inventory
    The Geospatial Data Inventory is used discovering geospatial data in Queen's collection. This tool includes both licensed and freely available geospatial data.
  • Air Photo Database
    Our Air Photo Database allows users to search for the majority of air photos in our collections. The database is complemented by paper flight line index maps annotated with our photograph holdings.
  • Census Geography & Health Regions
  • Geospatial Data License (PDF)

Services

Walk-in Information Assistance

Staff can help you acquire geospatial data for your GIS, get started in using the data in GIS software, find maps and photographs, use the scanners, and much more. Please ask!

GIS Data and Support

The Library provides access to numerous data sources through consortial and academic licensing agreements. Shared data are being made available through the new OCUL GeoPortal. Other GIS data, such as that from the cities of Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, and Toronto, are individually licensed to Queen's.

On-site GIS support is available, but limited. A consultation appointment is recommended when more extensive research assistance is desired than is available on a walk-in basis. For further support, we recommend registering in a Queen's GIS course, exploring online GIS training opportunities, or taking one of the ESRI Virtual Campus courses.

Users with an active NetID can access Esri’s ArcGIS on Library computers.

painting of Buchan
Library project receives Digitizing Canadian Collections funding

Queen's University Library is pleased to announce that our project, Digital John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir, was successful in receiving funds as part of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy.

Text on orange background: Open Access Week 2018 Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge October 22-28
Open Access Week 2018

International Open Access Week is October 22 – 28, 2018.   This year's theme is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”:

Please join us for our events held in Speaker’s corner in Stauffer Library.

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Specialists

You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.