Software and equipment

Along with the physical collection of topographic maps, atlases, and aerial photographs, Room 309 in the Morisset Building (MRT) provides three computer workstations containing specialized software.  In addition, Room MRT 308 has 21 workstations set up for users.  For details on the available software (geographical, statistical, and standard), please consult the list below.

For assistance, please contact the Data Services team.

Please visit the Information Technology software page for paid and free software options for the campus community, as well as the student labs portal for secure access to computers and software from selected university labs. 

 

Specialized software

Download information and additional resources

Adobe Acrobat Pro Note: Only available in MRT 309
ArcGIS Desktop Download needed, please contact the Data Services team
ArcGIS Online For more information, please consult the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide
ArcGIS Pro For more information, please consult the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide
Beyond 20/20 Download: Beyond 20/20
Colectica for Excel  
Colectica Reader  
Dataverse

To create a new account, please contact the Data Services team

Guide to depositing data in uOttawa Dataverse

Geomatica  
GeoSuite Download: Geosuite
Global Mapper  
Google Earth Pro For more information, please consult the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide LibGuide
Haver  
NVivo  
Python  
QDA Miner Note: available at FSS
QGIS

For more information, please consult the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide

Download: QGIS

R For more information, please consult the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide
Rstudio  
SAGA GIS  
SAS For more information, please consult the Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) research guide
SPSS For more information, please consult the SPSS research guide from La Trobe University.
Stata / IC Note: available in MRT 309 and Faculty of Social Sciences
StatTransfer Note: available in MRT 309 and Faculty of Social Sciences

Special equipment

  • Light table
    Translucent working surface (table-top) illuminated from below and used typically for making tracings or examining color transparencies.
  • Stereoscope
    A device for viewing an overlapping pair of photographs in order to see a three-dimensional image.

Scanning

  • Map-sized drum scanner (KIP 3100)
    Convenient for scanning maps and larger sized documents. All scanning is done by staff on-site in room MRT 309 and is free for members of the University of Ottawa community.

Note that Canadian geology and topographic maps are already available online.

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