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Maps and Geospatial Data

This guide is UNDER CONSTRUCTION (June - July 2017)

Free and open source tools

GIS software is required to view or use geospatial data. A list of free data-viewers is provided below. McGill Library does not endorse or provide support for any of these viewers.

  • ArcGIS Explorer is a lightweight GIS data viewer developed by ESRI. This is a complete data explorer that allows users to display and query a wide selection of data sources.
  • QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System. It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
  • Google Earth Pro provided by Google.
  • Bentley View is an AutoCAD file viewing application that allows users to open, view, and print DGN, DWG, and DXF file formats.
  • TatukGIS Viewer allows users to view most GIS/AutoCAD and raster image file types and most ArcView, ArcExplorer, and MapInfo projects.

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