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.
There are a range of GIS software packages available, both commercial and open source.
Accessing GIS software at the Map & Data Library
- Software in the MDL Reference Area (available during reference hours)
- Software in the MDL Computer Lab (5th Floor of Robarts Library, available during Robarts Library hours)
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.