ArcGIS availability at IU

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The ArcGIS mapping and analytics platform developed by Esri provides a comprehensive set of professional tools for compiling, visualizing, analyzing, editing, managing, and sharing geographic data. Core ArcGIS products include desktop and server editions, mobile applications, and an online subscription service (ArcGIS Online). For more, see Esri's About ArcGIS page.

At Indiana University, ArcGIS is available for use by students, faculty, and staff through an educational site license with Esri that stipulates the following rules:

  • ArcGIS software at IU is intended for educational and research purposes only. The software may not be provided to third parties, or used for profit-making activities, internships, or work performed for non-profit entities.
  • Students can install ArcGIS software on personally owned devices. Faculty can install ArcGIS software on IU-owned or personally owned devices. Staff can install ArcGIS software on IU-owned devices only.
  • Students may not use the software outside the United States. 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.

For more, see About IU's educational site license with Esri.

ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro are available for use by students, faculty, and staff in Windows-based Student Technology Centers (STCs) at IU Bloomington and IUPUI, in select departmental labs, and on personal workstations via IUanyWare. Additionally:

  • Anyone at IU may download and install ArcGIS Pro at no cost. The installer is available via IUware, and the license can be authorized with IU Login. For assistance with ArcGIS Pro Extensions, contact UITS GIS.
  • Students: IU students may download and install ArcGIS for Desktop without fee 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.
  • Faculty and staff: IU faculty and staff may download and install ArcGIS Desktop without fee from IUware. To authorize the software, connect to the Central License Service. If you need to use ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro when you are off the IU network (and not connected to the IU VPN), use the link provided under "Installation Notes" to request a license.

    ArcGIS licenses are valid from July 1 through June 30.

ArcGIS licenses obtained via IUware do not provide hard copies of software or manuals.

To use ArcGIS Pro at IU, you must have an ArcGIS Online account associated with IU's ArcGIS Online organization and use the Organization Login option to sign in. For instructions, see Authorize ArcGIS Pro at IU.

ArcGIS Online

IU students, faculty, and staff can create ArcGIS Online accounts for web-based access to ArcGIS tools from their desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. You can also access many apps can through your ArcGIS Online account. Select the Apps Menu (square made of nine dots) next to your username in the top right corner of the menu. For help using extensions for ArcGIS Online, contact UITS GIS.

ArcGIS for Microsoft 365

ArcGIS integrates with several programs available through Microsoft 365. For more, see ArcGIS for Office.

ArcGIS Notebooks

ArcGIS Notebooks provide a platform to create, share, and run data science and data management scripts. Notebook authors can use Esri's Python resources (the ArcGIS API for Python and ArcPy), and popular open source analytical, statistical, and machine learning libraries. To request access to ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Online, contact UITS GIS.

ArcGIS StoryMaps

Create and access StoryMaps through your ArcGIS Online Account or at ArcGIS StoryMaps. For assistance using StoryMaps, contact UITS GIS.

ArcGIS Business Analyst Online

ArcGIS Business Analyst is a demographic mapping tool that combines demographic, business, lifestyle, spending, and census data with map-based analytics to assist users with tasks such as market planning, site selection, and customer segmentation. Users can also draw on the demographic data in BAO to create data dashboards and infographics.

IU users: Access Business Analyst Online. A desktop extension is also available for both ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro. For assistance setting up a desktop instance of BAO, contact UITS GIS.

ArcGIS Community Analyst

ArcGIS Community Analyst is a web-based system that allows users to view and analyze demographic and third-party sources of data to inform community understand and policy making.

Access Community Analyst.

Esri Redistricting

Esri Redistricting is a web-based software that enables users to complete and share regulation-compliant redistricting plans.

Access Esri Redistricting.

ArcGIS Hub Premium

ArcGIS Hub Premium enables organizations like local non-profits or schools to share a project or updates with their community. Users can start an initiative to create a site and to organize content and can create teams to share web maps, apps, datasets, and more with the public.

Access IU's Hub Premium resources.

ArcGIS for IU departments

IU departments interested in ArcGIS for Server may email UITS GIS Services for information about requesting licenses.

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Last modified on 2023-02-16 17:02:49.