Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

Tutorials for working with COVID-19 Data

Mapping & Spatial Analysis | Statistical Methods | Data Visualization

The following is a list of tutorials for working with COVID-19 data. This page will be updated as we find or create more tutorials. In the mean time, please feel free to contact us at or via our help form if you require assistance cleaning, analyzing, mapping, or visualizing your own data, or if you would like our help finding appropriate data to use.

We developed a tutorial on recreating aspects of the Tableau COVID-19 workbook (see below).

Mapping & Spatial Analysis 

*ArcGIS Online is available to all faculty, students and staff. Simply login using your utorid at and select "Enterprise Login"  and "ArcGIS Online (University of Toronto)"

Statistical Methods

Epidemiologic Measures



MDL R Tutorial [in construction]:


Data Visualization

** Tableau software is free for University of Toronto students, researchers, and instructors, by following these academic license request instructions. Everyone, regardless of academic affiliation, can use the free version, Tableau Public.

*** Business Analyst Online (BAO) is part of the University of Toronto Esri site license. To request access to BAO, please fill out this online request form.