Scholars GeoPortal


Scholars GeoPortal is a geospatial data discovery tool allowing Ontario’s university students and researchers better access to OCUL’s growing collection of geospatial data. The portal offers search, view, query, download and mapping functionality for datasets licensed by Ontario university libraries, covering such topics as land use, road networks, boundaries, geoscience, air photo imagery, points of interest (such as healthcare facilities, schools), and more.

Explore the portal using our easy: Step-by-step Tutorial

More about the portal and geospatial data resources: Scholars GeoPortal User Guide

Citing a data layer from the GeoPortal:


Data layer title [format]. Place of publication: Publisher, date. Available: Name of site and URL (accessed date).


Historic Ontario Road Network (ORN) [computer file]. Peterborough, ON: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 2010. Available: Scholars GeoPortal (January 1, 2017)

Soil Survey Complex (ON Soils) [computer file]. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, 2003. Available: Scholars GeoPortal (January 1, 2017)

Use Restrictions/Copyright

The data is licensed to Brock University faculty, staff and students for teaching and research purposes only.


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