At IU, what is the Esri Unlimited Program?
In recognition of the large financial commitment some Indiana University departments make to acquire Esri GIS software, UITS has created a pricing option allowing departments to expand their use of Esri software in teaching and research while incurring no additional expense. This program applies to all IU campuses. For Esri software restrictions, see IU's software and license agreement with Esri.
The Esri Unlimited Program grants a department access to unlimited licenses for ArcGIS Desktop and companion client software such as ArcPad and data. ArcGIS Server is not included in this program. To qualify for the Unlimited Program, customers must meet the following criteria:
- The department pays an annual maintenance fee of $5,500. The
annual licenses are effective from August 1 through July 31 of the
- Faculty may install ArcGIS software on personally owned
computers. Staff may install this software only on IU-owned computers.
- The department must comply with existing UITS policies regarding
the local primary
GIS contact. All requests for software, data,
license files, and technical support must come directly from
departmental Primary GIS Contacts.
- To receive prompt technical assistance, departments should use the
latest available software versions with updates and patches
- UITS will not support departments running their own unlimited
license services. UITS encourages departments to use the Central
License Service, which offers redundant Unix systems
managed by UITS Research Technologies staff.
To order GIS and remote sensing software, visit the GIS License System (requires CAS login).
New users must first register with the system by selecting
Last modified on December 17, 2012.