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

Data Visualization

Creating Data Visualizations Using Tableau Desktop (Beginner)

Introduction to SimplyAnalytics

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based data visualization application. It can be used to create simple thematic maps and tables from census and other socio-demographic data, as well as business point data. This online tutorial will provide an introduction to the tool and a few of its many possible uses, through the following seven steps, with exercises interspersed to test your understanding: