Our cartographic resource collection consists of thematic, as well as national, provincial and international, topographic map series, geospatial data, general and historical atlases, aerial photographs, GIS manuals and gazetteers.
A wealth of Canadian and international socio-economic and health surveys is there to be discovered at the GSG, including data from Statistics Canada (from the Data Liberation Initiative) and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (University of Michigan). Find and download data from data and statistics collections and from the Odesi data service. GSG staff also work closely with the COOL Research Data Centre, which is located adjacent to GSG.
The government information collection includes publications from the federal government, as well as provincial and municipal governments, the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, foreign governments and other international organizations. It includes analytical studies, conference proceedings, periodicals, reports, speeches, treaties and more.
Software and special equipment
We provide support for geographical and statistical software available through the library as well as special equipment for use with cartographic resources. Read more
- Head, GSG Centre and Faculty of Social Sciences Library
Catherine McGoveran, 613-562-5800 ext. 2725, Catherine.McGoveran@uOttawa.ca
- Government Information Librarian
Mish Boutet, 613-562-5800 ext. 2721, Mish.Boutet@uOttawa.ca
- GIS and Geography Librarian
Joël Rivard, 613-562-5800 ext. 3655, Joel.Rivard@uOttawa.ca
- Data Librarian
Susan Mowers, 613-562-5800 ext. 3634, Susan.Mowers@uOttawa.ca
- Cartographic and GIS Support Specialist
Pierre Leblanc, 613-565-5800 ext. 3636, Pierre.Leblanc@uOttawa.ca
- Data Analyst
René Duplain, 613-562-5800 ext. 3633, Rene.Duplain@uOttawa.ca