Scholars GeoPortal is a service from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) that offers discovery and access to a variety of open and restricted geospatial datasets covering Ontario and Canada. Open datasets are accessible by all, while restricted datasets are available for teaching and research purposes (non-commercial use only) to educators, researchers, students, faculty, and staff at McMaster or other Ontario universities. For off-campus McMaster users, login is required to access restricted datasets.
See the Getting Started with Scholars GeoPortal video for an introduction, or the online GeoPortal User Guide for help using the portal. The guide also includes information about citing geospatial data, understanding map projections and coordinates as well as providing a glossary of GIS terminology.