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Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS)

Information Resources and Management for Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS)

Geospatial Data

Geospatial data refers to data that is linked to a location.  Here are some examples of maps that could be created using this type of data:

  • Existing and proposed bus routes in the City of Kingston
  • Groundwater levels in the City of Edmonton over the course of a year
  • Drought conditions in Alberta from 2001 to 2019

Different types of geospatial data can be added in layers to a single map, allowing the user to see new patterns.  Geospatial data is often used to build interactive maps, such as the Atlas of Canada.

Geospatial data can be found in open portals, where it is free, or in licensed repositories.  Queen's Library provides links and access to both types of data.  This page includes links to Canadian data, provincial data and municipalities' portals.  Take note of Scholars Geoportal: Ontario university libraries that have put together their licensed geospatial data in one portal.  You can download data from the Geoportal, or create your own maps in the interface to download or share.

Atlas of Canada