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Geomatics & GIS: Calgary Data

Use this guide to locate data for and resources about surveying and geomatics

Community Data Program (Restricted License Students & Faculty)

 The Community Data Program was created by the Canadian Council on Social Development and is made up of municipalities and public service and non-profit community organizations from across the country.  The program facilitates networking, training, and access to data to all its members.  As members of the Calgary branch, SAIT is able to access data, including Stats Canada Census data at member's customized geographies (such as communities and wards).

Data providers include:

*  Statistics Canada  *  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  *   Employment and Social Development Canada  *  Canada Post Corporation  *   Equifax or TransUnion  *

Some of the other Municipal members include:

*  Airdrie  *  Cochrane  *  Rocky View County  *  Canmore  *  Banff  *  Red Deer  *  Vancouver  *  Regina  *  Winnipeg  *  Toronto  *  Montreal  *  St. John Halifax

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Statistics Canada

Below are links to some of Statistics Canada's reference material.  These resources can help students to become more familiar with the vast data available through the Census Profile, the relationship between the standard dissemination geographies, and location of associated boundary files.  Students are encouraged to explore the full collection of data available through the Statistics Canada website.

City of Calgary Data (Open)

The City of Calgary has made many of their spatial and non-spatial datasets available online through their Open Data Portal.  Datasets include civic census data, facilities, transportation, parks and natural spaces and more.

City of Calgary Data (Restricted License Students & Faculty)

SAIT students and faculty may request City of Calgary spatial data through the Reg Erhardt Library.  Data provided by the City of Calgary is for educational, non-commercial use only and requesters are required to sign a Data Release Agreement.  Below is a list of the datasets commonly used but other data may be requested.  Please contact the library for more information or email LibraryDataRequests@sait.ca                                                                                                

Data Type File Type File Extension Level of Geography
Digital Aerial Survey AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Digital Elevation Model ascii .bkl & .pnt ATS Section
DEM_LiDAR (2m) LiDAR DEM .asc ATS Section
Legal Survey Fabric AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Ownership Parcel Fabric AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Utilities: Sewer/Sanitary AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Utilities: Sewer/Storm AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Utilities:/Water AutoCAD drawing .dwg ATS Section
Road Network Centerlines AutoCAD drawing .dwg  
Imagery 2008 (30 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2010 (30 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2012 (25 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2013 (25 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2014 (2m) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2015 (10 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2015 (50 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2016 (20 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2017 (20 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Imagery 2018 (10 cm) Orthophoto .sid, .tif ATS Section, Polygon
Calgary Transit LRT Design Guidelines Document .pdf  

 

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