The University of Toronto has a site license for ESRI products. Members of the consortium of users are required to pay a fee for access to the suite of software. The Data, Map & Geographic Information Systems Centre has several ESRI products available for your use in the Data & GIS Services area on the 5th floor of the Robarts Library. For more information on the ESRI purchasing consortium and on specific packages available throughout campus, please see this link : http://www.library.utoronto.ca/maplib/docs/ESRI_Softwarelist.pdf. All software on this list can be obtained from the Data, Map and Geographic Information Systems Centre. Information on the consortium which purchases the data at the University of Toronto, please visit: http://www.utoronto.ca/ic/software/detail/esri.html
If your school or department is part of the consortium, you may be able to load ArcGIS Arview on your own computer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
File Manipulation Engine (FME)
We are fortunate to have access to the FME Universal Translator and Workbench. The software is kindly donated by Safe Software for use on campus. All GIS workstations in the Data & GIS Services area have FME loaded.
One Mapinfo install is availabe in the Data & GIS Services area. A site license is available, contact the geography department for more details. www.geog.utoronto.ca
Three public seats of Global Mapper are available for use in the Data & GIS Services Area of DMGIS. For further information on Global Mapper, see http://www.globalmapper.com/
Three public seats of Autocad are available for use in the Data & GIS Services Area of DMGIS. A free download is available for reading GIS data in Autocad called ArcGIS to AutoCad. The download is available from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-autocad/index.html
All GIS workstations in the Data & GIS Services area of the Map Library have Quantum GIS loaded for use. Qantum GIS is a free software package available at http://www.qgis.org/
Other Open Source GIS sources
Many other desktop and web based open source GIS packages are available from http://www.freegis.org