Canadian Statistical Geospatial Explorer Hub

Release date: April 23, 2020


The Canadian Statistical Geospatial Explorer empowers users to discover Statistics Canada’s geo‑enabled data down to the smallest level of detail available, the dissemination area. Users can find, explore then export data in various formats to use in their workflows. Users can also customize the map and change basemaps (satellite imagery, topography, etc.) to view data in a different context.


Statistics Canada is committed to empowering governments, businesses and Canadians alike with the information they need to respond to, and recover from this pandemic. To help, we have identified indicators that may be relevant to COVID‑19 situation. These indicators have been marked with an asterisk (*) within the selection boxes of the Select Data panel. These indicators will be updated as we identify more to meet stakeholder needs. For information on COVID‑19 cases, please go to Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19).

What can I do?

Select data

Search through thousands of Statistics Canada’s indicators from a single screen.

Launch tutorial for Select data

The desktop version of the Explorer tool launches with the 'Select Data' tab open. In the main window, the map shows a default indicator chosen by Statistics Canada.

Style a map

Change the colour, style, breaks or even determine what data is shown on the map.

Launch tutorial for Style a map

The Explorer empowers you to add your style and create your custom maps.

Export data to Excel

Bring data into your workflow. The Explorer allows you to download the tabular data directly in Excel.

Launch tutorial for Export data to Excel

You can download an Excel file of all the data on the map.

Export a map

You can export custom thematic maps into your presentation, report or other workflow.

Launch tutorial for Export a map

Exporting a custom thematic map with our data has never been easier.

Export data to a shapefile

The Explorer allows you to download the geographic data in a shapefile.

Launch tutorial for Export data to a shapefile

Export selected areas on the map as a shapefile.

How can I learn about geographies?

The geographic concepts used in this application to visualize data on the map are defined in the Illustrated Glossary. If you export tabular data for an indicator, you can join it to the official boundary files that you can download from our website.

How can I provide feedback?

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