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GGR278H5: Geographical Information Systems (Winter 2022)

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the GGR278 GIS Data Resources Guide. This guide is designed to support your data needs for your course.

Questions to consider as you begin to search for Data

  1. What is the geographic area and scale you are looking at?
    • a country, region, city, neighbourhood, a park, etc.
  2. What are your expectations about Data Availability?
    • Tip: Be prepared to make some adjustments.
    • Not all places will have the same data available.It can vary by place, and time series.
  3. What would you like to do with the data?
    • Make maps, charts, graphs, etc.
  4. What software are you using? Is the Data available in compatible formats?
    • GRASS, QGIS, ArcGIS, R, Excel,etc.

Tip: Any dataset which has geographic attributes (For example: columns with street addresses, place names, postal codes, coordinates, etc) can be used in a GIS application.

Reference & Research Help

Reference and Research Desk | UTM Library Chat | Ask Chat with a Librarian | Book a Research Consultation | Email

The UTM Library will be closed September 5 for Labour Day and October 10 for Thanksgiving Day.

Reference and Research Desk

Service Hours: July 4 to August 21

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am-7pm
  • Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: Closed (except on Aug 14 and 21)

Service Hours: August 22 to September 5

  • Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Service Hours: September 6 to December 20

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-7pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10am-5:30pm

UTM Library Chat

Service Hours

  • Same hours as Reference desk above

To access, visit the UTM Library's home page and click on the Chat icon during service hours.

 

Ask Chat with a Librarian

Service Hours: May 2 to August 12

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Service Hours: August 13 to September 2

  • Monday - Friday: 10am-4pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

For full schedule, visit the Ask Chat with a Librarian webpage

Book a Research Consultation  

Need more assistance, you can also Book a Consultation with a reference specialist.

Need subject-specific assistance with an assignment? UTM Library has liaison librarians for every program. Email your UTM Liaison Librarian to schedule a virtual research consultation. 

Email 

Email us at askutml.utm@utoronto.ca