Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS Software at Baruch

GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS, and GRASS) is available in the following locations:

Choosing GIS Software

There are many GIS software packages to choose from; at Baruch you can choose between the proprietary ArcGIS and the open source QGIS. Each has strengths and weaknesses that you'll have to evaluate based on your research requirements.


Visit QGIS to learn more, download the software for free, and learn about the GIS practicum for training.


Visit ESRI for more information about ArcGIS, download the basic ArcGIS Explorer software for free, find out about the low-priced ArcGIS for Personal Use.

Books for Learning GIS Software