The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada.
A web-based mapping, analytics and data visualization program providing demographic information including census data (2006-2016), household spending data on hundreds of goods and services, and over 1.3 million Canadian business profiles from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Data is available at the following geographies (Province/Territories, Census Metro Areas, Census Divisions, Forward Sortation Areas, Census Subdivisions, Census Tracts and Dissemination Areas). Users can export maps, data, and shapefiles. This resource was previously known as SimplyMap Canada. Access Note: Click on "Sign in as a guest" to access without creating an account.
License Information: Access is restricted to 5 simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content, including the downloading of a full issue, is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
Zoom Prospector lets businesses decide where to locate based on certain criteria.
GIS and Business
GIS technology can be used to aid business. It can display large amounts of information quickly and effectively and add to any project.
Some examples of using GIS in business are: viewing store locations, looking at consumer data for certain neighbourhoods, supply chain management, and evaluating distance to potential customers or businesses.