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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS Services at institutions with WAML members

National Data Sources

  • geodisy
    • Research data from around the world produced by Canadian scientists. This is a GeoBlacklight site created by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries & Compute Canada

State and Provincial Data Sources

GIS Data Guide: U.S. Data by State is a concise list of important resources curated by Nicole Kong at Purdue University.

Web Maps

Converters between British-centric systems

Current Literature on GIS in Libraries – from McMaster University Libraries Lloyd Reeds Map Collection.

Metadata for Geospatial Data

Metadata Primer for Map Librarians – from MAGIRT.

GeoNetwork Catalog and metadata authoring tool.

OpenGeoMetadata – Metadata corpora and software tools for OpenGeoPortal installations.

Desktop Software Systems

QGIS Free and Open Source desktop GIS system. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions

ArcGIS Desktop System Requirements System Requirements for GIS Computers – from Esri

Esri ArcGIS Version history – from wikipedia

Web Mapping Tools

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