Welcome to the Geospatial Centre

The Geospatial Centre is an inviting hub which provides cartographic and Geographic Information System (GIS) services to the University of Waterloo community. Services include reference, workshops, and access to GIS and remote sensing data.

Students, faculty, and staff have access to digital and printed maps, GIS technology, aerial photographs, and more.

The Geospatial Centre is located in the Dana Porter Library, 3rd floor, room 328.

  1. Sept. 29, 20161:25,000 National Topographic System {NTS} maps {downloadable}

    Archival {post 1967} NTS maps {1:25,000} are now available for download:


  2. Sept. 19, 2016New Geographic Information System (GIS) computer stations

    To better serve our patrons, the Geospatial Centre has two new computers dedicated to Geographic Information System (GIS). In total we now have six GIS workstations in the Centre.

  3. Sept. 14, 2016ArcGIS software (student version) from Information Systems and Technology

    Students can now purchase ArcGIS for Desktop (student version) for $35.00 (one year subscription), through Information Systems and Technology (IST).

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Our hours (Fall Term)

Day Hours open Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:30- 6:00

10:00-12:00 1:30-4:30

Friday 8:30 -4:30

10:00-12:00 1:30 - 4:30

Weekend closed closed

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