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Data Sources. Sunny Kaniyathu, Data Services Librarian. RRM 321.3 : Resource Data and Environmental Modeling. Data: Statistics Canada. Single data producer but multiple access points Not every access point provides access to all data Data available for free under DLI License

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Data sources

Data Sources

Sunny Kaniyathu, Data Services Librarian

RRM 321.3 : Resource Data and Environmental Modeling


Data statistics canada
Data: Statistics Canada

  • Single data producer but multiple access points

    • Not every access point provides access to all data

    • Data available for free under DLI License

      • DLI: Data Liberation Initiative

      • Data to be used for educational and research purposes only


Sources and access points
Sources and access points

  • Relevant data sources

    • CANSIM: Comprehensive Canadian socioeconomic database

      • Collection of data from various surveys/ records

    • Census of Agriculture

    • Census of Population

  • Access Points

    • Statistics Canada website

      • Some data can be downloaded directly

    • Several dissemination platforms


Access statistics canada website
Access: Statistics Canada website

  • Main Catalogue

    • Browse data sources and locate tables

    • Find related documentation and analytical studies

    • Obtain CANSIM numbers for data tables

  • Census of Agriculture






Data via other platforms
Data via other platforms

  • Access to platforms: Data and GIS Library Services

  • CANSIM on CHASS / E-STAT

    • CHASS updated weekly [Wednesdays]

    • E-STAT

      • Updated yearly

      • Some data series may be aggregated

        • for example: yearly versus monthly data

      • Contains some census data




  • Cansim contd
    CANSIM [contd.]

    • By subject


    Cansim contd1
    CANSIM [contd.]

    • Search by surveys


    Data via other platforms1
    Data via other platforms

    • Retrieve complete surveys [DLI collection]

      • PUMF – Public Use Master Files

      • Small sample of non-aggregated data

    • Not raw data [RDC]


    Data via other platforms contd
    Data via other platforms [contd.]

    • EQUINOX

      • Census of Agriculture; Census of Population

      • Surveys

      • Data in SPSS, STATA, SAS, IVT formats

      • IVT format: requires Beyond 20/20 browser

        • Free Download

        • Browser User Guide

        • Data can be saved in other formats

        • Windows only



    U of s
    U of S

    • Archive

    • Catalogue


    International
    International

    • EarthTrends

    • UNdata


    Data and gis library services
    Data and GIS Library Services

    • Available: all DLI data

    • Primary Contacts:

      • Sunny Kaniyathu: 306 966 8841; [email protected]

      • Jasmine Hoover: 306 966 7265; [email protected]

    • Secondary Contacts:

      • Winnie Smit: 306 966 7261; [email protected]

      • Robert Alary: 306 966 5987; [email protected]

    • Website: http://library.usask.ca/murray/data-and-gis/



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