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Maps and Geospatial Data

GIS software @ McGill

The McLennan Library Data Lab has 14 work stations with GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop (also called ArcMap) and QGIS.

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.

  • 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 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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