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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)


Find GIS Software

Includes spatial data sources and mapping tools and support persons. Boston College supports several Geographic Information Systems software packages on campus.


ArcGIS Software/Installation information

ArcGIS is a desktop geographic information system (GIS) produced by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). With ArcGIS you can create maps using data from open access resources or a  library collection of data. ArcGIS' tools offer users the ability to design detailed maps that display the results of data analysis. 

ArcGIS is accessible via the Citrix server at

ArcGIS 10 is also available on GIS Workstations D4 and D5 in the O'Neill Library. 

and on the second floor in the Digital Studio. 

In addition, some departmental labs offer ArcGIS: 

Earth and Environmental Sciences
History Department
Social Work Library

Any student or faculty may request installation of ArcGIS desktop, which is available for Windows platform only.  Mac users must have Bootcamp software installed to run a Windows operating system.

For ArcGIS 10  installation for departments or individuals  contact Constantin Andronache

 Constantin Andronache for more information.

Additional GIS Software in O'Neill Library