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GIS and Geospatial Data

Library Workstations

The public-use workstations in Mills and Thode Libraries are equipped with GIS software programs, ArcGIS and QGIS.

These workstations can be accessed in-person during library hours.

Library Hourshttps://library.mcmaster.ca/hours

GIS Software

Through an Education Institution Agreement, the ArcGIS software is available to current students, staff, and faculty free of charge for education and research purposes.

To request a license or copy of the software, please complete the following form or contact libgis@mcmaster.ca.

ArcGIS Software Request Form

A great resource to find and learn more about open source GIS software programs is the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). 

Below is a list of some of the available tools and programs.

Desktop Applications

Web Mapping

Libraries

Databases

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