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Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

How to find maps, geographic data, and other spatial information

BU-Provided Software

BU students and employees affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences can download and install ArcGIS, a popular GIS software, for free.  See this page for more details.

For technical support with ArcGIS installation, please contact BU's IS&T department at

Freely Available Software


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