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Data and Mapping

This guide highlights key sources of online provincial, national, and international demographic statistics, economic indicators, social indicators, as well as housing, education, and industry data. Includes information on online mapping tools.

Data Skills Modules

The UK Data Service provides introductory level interactive modules. They include key aspects of survey, longitudinal, aggregate data and  there is a module on how to get started with preparing survey data for analysis.

ArcGIS - Access and Tools

ArcGIS Online is an online mapping platform through which you can create, analyze, and share mapped data, scenes, apps, and layers.  Great for visualizing and assessing community demographics, resources, and needs!  It now includes analytics apps and StoryMaps. You may be introduced to ArcGIS in one or more of your courses, but if not and you are interested in learning on your own, contact me for a ArcGIS Online username and check out:

Cartographic Boundary Files

Canadian census boundary files for small geographies are available through Statistics Canada here. Older boundary files are available to CBU users through CBU's Data Liberation Initiative[DLI] license. For more information contact Martin Chandler.