We help you think spatially
The Geographical Information Sciences Centre provides support for Geographic Information Sciences research and teaching. It is the largest GISciences library facility in Canada.
Location & Contacts
Second Floor Killam Memorial Library
6225 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 12 noon, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
- The GIS Centre manages Atlantic Canada's largest holdings of paper maps and atlases.
ArcGIS geospatial data acquisition and distribution
The GISciences Centre has licenses for a variety of geospatial datasets and can provide you with geospatial data most suitable to your needs. Our frequently-requested data sets and an overview of the types of data that is available can be found here:
- Data download (Requires valid Dal NetID and password for access)
- Datasets held at the Centre
- Links to external datasets
Geospatial data analysis
Assistance in data manipulation, extraction and analysis from a variety of data resources.
We can work with you to help produce customized maps using your own datasets for inclusion in theses or journal publications for the Dalhousie community.
Project planning and development
Assistance in project development and implementation for thesis work, dissertations and faculty research projects.
Providing training for GIS and spatial analysis software to facilitate its understanding and use.
The Centre offers customized one-on-one, group or class training in using the software and data resources that you require. Contact us to set up an appointment.
GIS software, scanners, plotters and printers available in the Centre and across Dalhousie Libraries.
Helpful outside links to maps, GIS software, and other data resources.