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GIS Centre

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


Fifth Floor Killam Memorial Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2


  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 12 noon, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Map Collection

  • The GIS Centre manages Atlantic Canada's largest holdings of paper maps and atlases.

Contact us


Centre Services

Getting Help with ArcGIS

The GISciences Centre has created a self help section and a glossary of GIS terms on our website providing help with most common tools, tips and tricks, how to make a map and more.  

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:

Geospatial data analysis

Assistance in data manipulation, extraction and analysis from a variety of data resources.

Cartographic Consulting

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.

Software training

Providing training for GIS and spatial analysis software to facilitate its understanding and use.

Customized training

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.

Further resources

Helpful outside links to maps, GIS software, and other data resources.