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Geospatial Data and GIS - LIO Warehouse

Welcome to the geospatial data and GIS research guide where you can access Land Information Ontario datasets.

Land Information Ontario Warehouse (LIO Datasets)

The Centennial College Library is a member of the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange (OGDE).

Instructions for LIO Data Access:

Step 1: Connect to the LIO Metadata Management Tool to search or browse the LIO Inventory.

Step 2: Select Open Data on the left menu to view a list of all the open data.

Step 3: Select the data you want and click Download or refer to the Open Data Refresh Report

Step 4: Contact Sarah Shujah, Librarian using your Centennial email address for data sets NOT available as Open Data.  

Include the following information in your email:

  1. the title and abstract from the LIO search
  2. your name and course code

 Note: The request can take 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the file size of the data. 

Once the data is received, the librarian will provide instructions for accessing the data.  

GeoGratis in Action,

Figure: Map supporting the safety component during the flight stage. The map contains data on infrastructure as well as a margin around populated areas. In yellow, an example of a trajectory and its landing zone (from website). Natural Resources Canada, GeoGratis in Action, 2015

Other Datasets

Citing Geospatial Data

Open GIS and Geospatial Software

Take a look at Ryerson's Geospatial and GIS webpage for more resources on GIS Software. 

Note, that currently the library is unable to assist students with using geospatial data, using ArcGIS software, or other similar analysis of data. Please refer to your professor for assistance.

Have you activated your library card?

Activate your library account before you begin your research!

An active account will allow you to use library eResources off-campus. 

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