Below you find the services listed that we offer at the Geographic Information Centre. For further questions, please drop by at our front desk during our opening hours (see side bar), write us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at 514-398-7438.
At the GIC we are specialized in supporting students, faculty and staff at McGill working with, analysing and visualizing geospatial data – be it Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) or Geospatial Data Science.Our front desk students support you eight hours a day while you are working in GIC's open work space or the public computer area.You can get specialised support for map-making and everything related to ESRI's GIS products by our chief GIS technician Ruilan Shi, usually from 9 to 5.The GIC's research assistant Jeffery Sauer and director Tim Elrick support you in advanced geoanalytical tasks and geostatistical questions; book your appointment by dropping by or by e-mail.
FIND GEOSPATIAL DATA
Please refer to the library's guide on finding geospatial data or go the newly established GeoIndex. If you cannot find what you are looking for GIS librarian Melissa Rivosecchi is happy to support you there. Click to get to the library.
GET GEOSPATIAL SUPPORT
All McGill students, staff and faculty are entitled to one-year ArcGIS licence. Please contact Ruilan Shi at email@example.com to arrange delivery of your license. A valid McGill ID is required. The GIC team is here to support you in your work with GIS and remote sensing software as well as in Python and R. Click to see our workshops.
PRINT YOUR MAP OR POSTER
We can print your poster up to 36 inches in width. We recommend that your document’s resolution be set to at least 300 dpi. Fees (simple paper/high quality paper): McGill students for course requirements ($15/-), McGill community ($40/$60), External ($60/$80). Please contact Ruilan Shi at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by her office.
HAVE US MAKE YOUR MAP
Our map making services are fee-based; however, we offer free map making workshops for McGill students with ArcGIS, QGIS and R. Please contact us for further enquiries. Click to get to our workshops.
ACQUIRE AERIAL IMAGERY
We offer flying our DJI Matrice 210 RTK with visual and thermal sensors for you. This way you can easily include aerial imagery in your research. We support you by planning the flight with you, acquiring the necessary permits and taking the imagery. Please contact the GIC director by e-mail or drop by at his office.
LOAN GEOSPATIAL EQUIPMENT
If you need geospatial equipment, the GIC has several different technologies available. These include: GNSS receiver, Samsung Galaxy and iPad tablets, and various teaching/field equipment. Please contact the GIC Director directly for more information.