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 mdl@library.utoronto.ca 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

WORLD (INCLUSIVE)

USGS EarthExplorer

Download of satellite, aircraft, and other remotely sensed raster data. Free account setup is required. Most data is freely available for download and in the public domain. Select datasets have use restrictions and/or fees associated with them, these are indicated within EarthExplorer.

Creator: 
United States Geological Survey
Publisher: 
USGS
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
AIR PHOTOS
REMOTE SENSING
SATELLITE IMAGES
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
OPEN

Last of the Wild and Human Footprint Data

From their web page:This dataset was created to facilitate policy making aimed at conserving Last of the Wild. From this website you can download the "Human Footprint" dataset in Band Interleaf (BIL) format and the "Last of the Wild" dataset in BIL and ArcInfo Exchange (.e00) formats.Registration is required to access the data.

Creator: 
Wildlife Conservation Society and Columbia University
Publisher: 
Wildlife Conservation Authority
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
ENVIRONMENT
WILDLIFE
Geography: 
WORLD (ENTITY)
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
OPEN

Petermann

Petermann's Maps focuses on the maps published in the famous German journal Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen. This journal, which still exists today, greatly influenced the development of scientific geography and cartography in Germany in the nineteenth century.

Creator: 
Jan Smits
Date of creation: 
2004
Temporal extent: 
2004
Publisher: 
National Library of the Netherlands
Place of publication: 
La Hague
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
CD ROM [229]
Subjects: 
CARTOBIBLIOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES
HISTORICAL
THEMATIC MAPPING
Geography: 
GERMANY
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open

United Nations Maps

Raster images of various maps. Many are country maps and others are region maps.

Creator: 
United Nations
Temporal extent: 
1999
Publisher: 
United Nations
Scale: 
varied
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
MAPS
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
OPEN

GIS for Higher Education, Across the Campus and Around the World

GIS technology is an effective tool for use in teaching, research and administration at coleges and universities. This CD includes resources to help start and maintain a GIS program. View this CD and see how GIS is used in higher education around the world.

Creator: 
ESRI
Date of creation: 
2001
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
CD-ROM [205]
Subjects: 
EDUCATION
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open