ArcGIS Online is an online, collaborative web GIS used to create, and share maps, analytics, data and more. With ArcGIS Online, you can access ready-to-use maps and apps, and Esri’s secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers. CBU has an ArcGIS Online account. If you are a member of the CBU community and interested in getting a username or an introduction to ArcGIS for you or a group, contact Laura Syms, Business and Data Service Librarian, at 902.563.1994 for more information.
Canadian census boundary files for small geographies are available to CBU users through CBU’s Data Liberation Initiative[DLI] license. For more information contact Laura R. Syms. Larger geographies[province, census division] can be freely downloaded:
- Canada – Geography Boundary Files[Statistics Canada, 2015]
- Canadian Agricultural Regions[Statistics Canada, 2011]
- Health Region Boundary Files [Statistics Canada, 2011]
- Nova Scotia Civic Address File [Government of Nova Scotia, 2015]
Free online mapping tools
A selection of freely available online maps: