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 activated with IU Login. For more information, see First-time access to ArcGIS Pro at IU.
  • Students: IU students may download and install ArcGIS for Desktop Student Edition 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 can purchase ArcGIS Desktop licenses at reduced prices viaIUware. Once you are logged into IUware, 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.

    Purchased 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 First-time access to 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. For more, see Create an account for ArcGIS Online at IU.

ArcGIS for IU departments

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

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Last modified on 2021-10-19 10:03:36.