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GIS & Data Services

Accessing data, technology, and associated services

The Dalhousie Libraries assist with mapping and data projects for Faculty and students. These projects may be associated with a research program or a course requirement. We use a variety of software tools to extract and enhance datasets, which can be used to tell a story.

We support students' research activities by: finding data layers for specific geographic locations; helping to find microdata from Canadian and international surveys; extracting Canadian statistics from various sources of data; exploring data available through the DLI (found within interfaces restricted to the Dalhousie community); plus finding and using datasets compiled by other researchers.

Contact our GIS & Data Services team if you think that finding, summarizing or visualizing the data or spatial context of your interest area will lead to a greater understanding of your current problem.

Meet the members of our team:

Name Role Contact Information
Gwen MacNairn Coordinator,
GIS & Data Services
Email: G.MacNairn@Dal.ca 
Phone: 902-494-1320
James Boxall Geographer & Map Curator
Spatial Projects (using maps)
Email: James.Boxall@Dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6719
Jen Strang GIS Analyst
ArcGIS (making maps)
Email: Jennifer.Strang@Dal.ca 
Julie Marcoux Data Librarian
Data discovery, Stat Can, DLI, Excel
Email: Julie.Marcoux@Dal.ca 
Sai Chua Statistical Computing & Data Support Email: Sai.Chua@Dal.ca