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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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GIS Software in the library

The Regenstein Library Map Collection computers have the following software installed to support mapping and analysis:

  • ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.0.0
  • ArcGIS Maps for Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • GeoDa
  • QGIS
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • R & R Studio
  • Stata

The Crerar Library computers have the following software:

  • ​ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.0.0
  • GeoDa
  • QGIS
  • Google Earth Pro

Accessing ArcGIS @ UChicago

ArcGIS is only compatible with Windows.

Free desktop GIS software


Popular online tools:

Programming libraries for creating web maps:

Need help choosing a GIS?

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Cecilia Smith
Map Collection, Room 370
University of Chicago Library