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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
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