At IU, how do I get Esri software?

Indiana University's software and license agreement with Esri allows students to receive free student versions of ArcGIS software. The agreement also allows faculty, staff, and departments to purchase ArcGIS software at reduced prices from UITS.

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IU students may download and install ArcGIS for Desktop Student Edition from IUware.

Student Edition licenses expire one year after activation, and include ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced (formerly ArcInfo), four extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, and Network Analyst), and ArcTutorial documentation and data.

The software is intended for educational and research purposes only, and may not be provided to third parties. Also, students may not use the software outside the United States, for internships or work performed for non-profit entities, or for profit-making activities.

Faculty, staff, and departments

IU faculty, staff, and departments can purchase ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 licenses from UITS via IUware. After logging in, click Purchase a license, and then fill out the license order form. You can use the form to purchase an individual license for yourself or to purchase licenses for multiple users. License payment requires an IU account number. Licenses are valid from August 1 through July 31; purchase prices are prorated for the license year.

The license does not provide hard copies of software or manuals.

Faculty can install Esri software on IU-purchased or personally owned computers, but may not provide access to a third party. Faculty can use the software temporarily outside the US, provided the software remains in the faculty member's control and is returned to the US upon completion of the project. Software export is subject to US export control laws and regulations.

Staff can install Esri software products on IU-purchased computers and devices only.

Esri software purchased from UITS may not be used for profit-making activities.

UITS GIS Services is retiring its GIS License System in favor of using IUware for sales of GIS software. Departments interested in ArcGIS for Server, the ArcGIS Academic Lab Program, or the Esri Unlimited Program should email UITS GIS Services for information about purchasing licenses.

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