Services for Users
Walk-in information assistance
Staff can help you acquire geospatial data for your GIS, get started in using the data in GIS software, find maps and photographs, use the scanners, and much more. Please ask!
GIS Data and support
The Library provides access to numerous data sources through consortial and academic licensing agreements. Shared data are being made available through the new OCUL GeoPortal. Other GIS data, such as that from the cities of Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, and Toronto, are individually licensed to Queen's.
On-site GIS support is available, but limited. A consultation appointment is recommended when more extensive research assistance is desired than is available on a walk-in basis. For further support, we recommend registering in a Queen's GIS course or taking one of the ESRI Virtual Campus courses.
Library computers and campus IT Labs have ESRI's ArcGIS available.
Course support, classes, workshops and tours
In-house reserve of materials, thematic displays, tours and special instruction sessions relevant to a particular course or research interest can be arranged at any time.
In general, maps, air photos, atlases, and globes do not circulate, except for instructional purposes.
Workstations with GIS and graphics software, 12" x 18" colour scanner, a networked 11" x 17" colour laser printer, a light table, camera copy stand, and pocket and mirror stereoscopes are amongst the equipment available.
Last Updated: 07 September 2012