Maps, Geospatial Data & GIS

Welcome to Map & GIS Services
at the University of Toronto Map & Data Library!

We are home to a number of unique collections & services:

Geospatial Data

Search the Geospatial Data Inventory and Scholars GeoPortal. Learn more about search tools, tips & tricks in our Finding Geospatial Data guide (link coming soon!).

Maps & Atlases

First time looking for a map? Read this guide first for some helpful hints for searching the catalogue. Search for maps and atlases in the Library Catalogue (advanced search screen) and the Geospatial Data Inventory.

Air Photos

The best way to find out if we have the air photos you need is to consult our collection listing by place name. There are also important air photo collections, both physical and online, at other institutions - read about these on our Air Photos page.

GIS Software

The Map & Data Library is an administrator of the campus Esri software license, as well as providing access to a range of other GIS and statistical software in our reference area and computer lab. Our GIS software page has all the details - you may be eligible for a student copy of ArcGIS to install on your own computer.


The Map & Data Library is here to help! Our reference services include assistance finding maps and data, and with using GIS software. Drop by for one-on-one support during reference hours, or use our computer lab whenever Robarts is open.

Library Instruction

Instructors may request custom instruction sessions to introduce students to finding and using geographic information.

Keep up with GIS at U of T!

Join the geodata-l listserv or follow our blog and twitter accounts.

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Thursday, Dec. 11 3:10pm - 4:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


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