IU's software and license agreement with Esri
UITS has a contractual agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), marketer of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcInfo Workstation, ArcView GIS, ArcGIS Server, and an array of other GIS software, data, tools, and extensions. Through this agreement, Indiana University receives unlimited licenses and software updates. The site license cost is funded by annual software usage charges to departments and individual users. Some extensions, such as Data Interoperability, require an additional annual fee.
This cost sharing allows UITS to acquire resources, spatial data, and utilities that are not part of the site license agreement. A portion of these annual software fees helps to purchase hardware for software testing and to provide training and technical support for users. Users who do not participate in the cost sharing are not eligible for technical support, as GIS Services are not a UITS baseline service, but a charge-back service.
IU's site license with Esri stipulates the following rules:
- UITS cannot sell software directly to IU students. Only faculty
and staff are allowed to purchase Esri software from UITS.
- Students whose use of Esri software is being sponsored by
departments or faculty can install the software only on an IU-owned
computer. Esri software cannot be installed on the student's
personally owned computer. The department or faculty will be
responsible for providing technical support for the sponsored
- Students and staff can install and use Esri software purchased
from UITS only on IU-owned computers, and not on personally owned
computers. However, ArcGIS student licenses (purchased directly from
Esri) and evaluation software may be installed on non-IU-owned
- Faculty can install and use Esri software on both IU-owned and
personally owned computers.
- Staff or faculty who are no longer associated with IU must
immediately discontinue use of any Esri software obtained from UITS.
- All technical support requests to Esri must originate from
designated Esri technical support contacts. Esri users at IU cannot
start a technical support incident with Esri directly. See At IU, who are the Esri technical support contacts?
- To view the Site License overview and a list of the software provided, see the Esri Educational Site License Program (PDF).
To obtain the software, see At IU, how do I obtain Esri software? All Esri software is for teaching and research only. This software cannot be used for any profit-making ventures or commercial projects.
Last modified on October 29, 2012.