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This site replaces the former Compute Canada documentation site, and is now being managed by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.

Ce site remplace l'ancien site de documentation de Calcul Canada et est maintenant géré par l'Alliance de recherche numérique du Canada.

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GIS is an acronym for a geographic information system. Two well-known examples of GIS software are QGIS and ArcGIS. For the second of these packages, due to the cost, licensing restrictions and complexity of the configuration of ArcGIS, we recommend that you contact your institution's IT services department or the vendor Esri to see what options are available for you, either locally or by using ArcGIS with a commercial cloud provider like AWS and Azure.