GIS Software

For those new to GIS, deciding on a software package and learning to use it can be the biggest barrier to incorporating a geographic aspect into a research project. We are here to help. We offer a range of support for GIS software, from quick answers to in-depth training. 

Introduction to GIS software options

There are a range of GIS software packages available, both commercial and open source. 

Accessing GIS software at the Map & Data Library

Accessing esri desktop software on your personal computer and other esri software

All University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students are  eligible to receive a copy of esri  desktop software for use on a personal computer. Members of the U of T community are also able to access other desktop and server software from esri.