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GIS Services

GIS software

GIS is short for Geographic Information System.

GIS software allows you to analyze and display information geographically, and produce maps.

For a quick introduction, see GIS: What Is GIS?  from Carleton Library.


ArcGIS is installed on all KPU Library Student Stations and in classroom labs Surrey Cedar 1045 and Langley 2090.

ArcGIS is the industry standard GIS software from ESRI.


Not installed on any public workstations at KPU

Free, open-source alternative to ArcGIS. Works on multiple platforms.

Handy resources

Tools for mapping: Which one should I use?