GIS Technology

Technology available in the GIS Centre


All computers in the Learning Commons are equipped with ArcGIS software. There are six workstations in the GIS Centre that are designated for GIS-related work. 

The ArcGIS software is also available in a number of labs across campus. Contact your lab administrator or the GIS Centre for information and installation. 


Scanners are available for use in the Learning Commons. Please note, at this time the Centre does not have access to digitizers or large-format scanners or copiers.


The Map Collection no longer provides a large format plotting/printing service. This service is available in the Killam Library South Learning Commons. See Printing & Photocopying for details.


Dalhousie has a site license for ArcGIS software products. For questions relating to installation contact the GIS Centre.

The following version is currently available on all Windows computers within the Libraries and our Learning Commons, as well as most lab classrooms across all campuses:   

  • ArcGIS Pro 2.9.5 (including extensions)
  • Upgrade coming in summer 2023 will be version 3.1.2

ArcGIS software can be downloaded by faculty, staff and students for educational puposes. Use your NetID authentication to access the Dalhousie software downloads website. If you are using this at home you MUST be connected through the Dalhousie VPN.