Schulich School of Engineering

Department of Geomatics Engineering

Geospatial Technology Learning Resources

A collection of resources relating to geospatial technology.

Licence: Various CC licences

Introduction to Geomatics

This textbook was developed as a supplement to Introduction to Geomatics (GEOG 222) at the University of Saskatchewan. The content is a mix of original content (95% to 100% of the text and most of the images) created by Professor Scott Bell while other material comes from attributed sources (attribution is included at the beginning of a chapter or section, or for the note taking guide, on each slide or at the culmination of a series of slides)

Licence: CC BY-SA

Mapping, Society, and Technology

Learn how to read, use, and create maps and along the way explore how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology. Mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry as well as a trillion dollar business. People, companies, and governments use and misuse maps and map technology to tell stories, save lives, rig elections, and spy on you.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Open Geography Education

This website is dedicated to providing free or open curriculum and resources to anybody who is interested in our geographic world, including geography and geospatial resources.

Includes: links to open textbooks, map assignments, and online resources.

Licence: CC BY


OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

Licence: ODbL/CC BY-SA

A Practical Guide to Introductory Geology

A comprehensive laboratory manual covering the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, streams, structural geology, and much more. This manual has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially Alberta and British Columbia, and includes a diverse set of exercises.

Licence: CC BY


An information service for soil types and soil sites across Canada. SOILx enables you to search spatially its database of soil sites and view detailed information on each one.

Licence: CC BY

United States Map Gallery

The maps in this collection draw from data from the U.S. Census Bureau and reveal much about the settlement and subsequent migrations of many groups in the United States. These maps also show the socio-economic picture for much of the country, at least through the lens of topics like education, poverty, life expectancy, and household size. Developed primarily for use in my American Ethnic Geography course (GEO 200), this map collection demonstrates that diversity and regionalism are alive and well in the United States.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

U.S. Geological Survey

Real-time or near real-time data and information on current conditions and earth observations.

Licence: Public Domain


Worldmapper is a collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

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