GIS Software Packages

Commercial Software

Esri

The University of Toronto has a site license for ESRI products. Members of the consortium of users are required to pay a fee for access to the suite of software. The Map and Data Library has several ESRI products available for your use in the Map and Data Library Reference area on the 5th floor of the Robarts Library and the Map and Data Library computer lab. The software can be obtained from the Map and Data Library. Information on the consortium which purchases the data at the University of Toronto, please visit: Participating ESRI Consortium Members

For more information on ESRI GIS software at the University of Toronto, including student edition copies of the software, plese see the following web page: Accessing ESRI Software. This includes information on obtaining a student edition of ArcGIS.

If your school or department is part of the consortium, you may be able to load ArcGIS on your computer. Please contact gis.maps@utoronto.ca for more details.

If you require an version of ArcGIS older than 10.x or another legacy software package from ESRI, please contact us.

File Manipulation Engine (FME)

We are fortunate to have access to the FME Universal Translator and Workbench. The software is kindly donated by Safe Software for use on campus. All GIS workstations in the Map & Data Library reference area have FME loaded.

Global Mapper

Three public seats of Global Mapper are available for use in the Data & GIS Services Area of DMGIS. For further information on Global Mapper, see http://www.globalmapper.com/

Autocad

Three public seats of Autocad are available for use in the Data & GIS Services Area of DMGIS. A free download is available for reading GIS data in Autocad called ArcGIS to AutoCad. The download is available from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-autocad/index.html

Open Source

Quantum GIS (QGIS)

All GIS workstations in the Map & Data Library reference area have Quantum GIS loaded for use. Quantum GIS is a free software package available at http://www.qgis.org/

Other Open Source GIS sources

Many other desktop and web based open source GIS packages are available from http://www.freegis.org