Monday August 29, 2016

One of the most popular questions we are asked, at the MADGIC Research Help desk, is "I need to use Arcmap to map Census data".

Thankfully, for all of us, the GIS team has created these handy help guides to assist you along the way.

1. Choose a Census geography  (i.e. Census tract (CT), Census division (CD)

2. Download Census data, using Canadian Census Analyzer

3. Join Census data to a shapefile in Arcmap


(Source: MADGIC Staff)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GIS on Monday Aug 29, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday July 18, 2016



Rebecca Bartlett, GIS Librarian from Carleton University Library, created this interactive map which features all of the open data websites in Canada: regionally, provincially, territorially and municipally. Datasets come in a variety of formats for a variety of topics.

Click here for open data offered by the Government of Canada.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

This item originally appeared on the Madgical Web on November 16, 2015.

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GIS on Monday Jul 18, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday June 29, 2016

Did you know that staff at the University of Toronto at Mississauga have created quick and to the point GIS tutorials?

Short videos help patrons navigate the complicated world of ArcGIS. Learn how to clip, add data layers, project, label features and so much more.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GIS on Wednesday Jun 29, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share