MaDGIC Guides

Citation Guides

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products (includes geography files, microdata files, aggregated statistics, census products and more)

Guides for ArcGIS Desktop

MaDGIC has created a number of Guides and Tutorials to assist the university community with use of ArcGIS Desktop. Let us know what you think! We would be delighted to receive feedback on which guides you are using, how they could be improved, and what new guides you would like to see added to our collection. In addition we have also provided links to guides written by other universities and colleges.

The Basics

Adding X, Y Coordinate Data

 Performing Basic Tasks with ArcGIS for Desktop

Census Data

Census Mapping 

Data Specific

Importing Canadian Digital Elevation Data

Converting Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources SNIF (Standard NRVIS Interchange Format) Files For Use in ArcMap

Processing Shuttle Radar Topography Mission 30 Plus (SRTM30 Plus) Data


Georeferencing Imagery

Raster Data

Converting Raster Data to Vector for Use in Overlay Analysis

Software Installation & Access to other ESRI Products

ArcGIS for Desktop - Education Edition (Student Software) Installation Guide

Beginning Esri Web Courses

Other Guides

Calculating Geometry and Drainage Density

Delineating Watersheds

ModelBuilder: Tools and Iterators



Link to Guides Written by Other Colleges and Universities

Ontario Council of University Libraries GEO Community: Select Guides

Guides for Specific Trent Courses

Anthropology 3695H: Landscape and Settlement Archaeology

School of Education & Professional Learning - Emphasis in Geography

The Maps, Data & Government Information Centre welcomes feedback and suggestions for new or existing guides. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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