For access to GIS software, you have three options:
Esri ArcGIS Student Edition software (1-year licence) is available to UBC students through the Faculty of Forestry for $25. The software includes Spatial, Geostatistical, Network, and 3D Analyst extensions. A Registration Code can be purchased from the Faculty of Forestry receptionist in room 2045, Forest Sciences Centre with $25 and the presentation of your UBC card.
For a complete list of Esri software and licenses available at UBC, please visit UBC's Geomatics website.
Technology & Facilities
Hardware: There are 6 workstations with widescreen LCD monitors and a large-format scanner. For assistance, please ask at the Research Desk on level 2.
Software: GIS and statistical analysis software, including:
Access Policies & Procedures
The lab is available Monday through Friday on a first-come first-serve basis for those needing access to GIS and statistical software.
Please note that when you log out of the lab's computers, all files stored on the computer will be deleted. Please store all files on an external storage device.
There are a variety of free, open source GIS software packages available. The most common of these is Quantum GIS (QGIS). A full list of open source GIS software and tools can be found at http://opensourcegis.org/