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. For more about accessibility and ArcGIS web platforms, see Accessibility support.

At Indiana University, ArcGIS is available for use by students, faculty, and staff through an educational site license with Esri, which stipulates that 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.

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

For more about the use of ArcGIS maps in publications, see Terms of use for static maps.

ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro

Esri has announced that ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and its associated suite of tools, including ArcGlobe, etc.) will no longer be available through the Education Site License beginning July 1, 2024. This means that all current ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) users will need to transition to ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Online by June 30, 2024. For further details, see ArcMap Retirement in Education Programs.

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 IU Indianapolis, 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, or if you need to use Pro offline for field work or because of data restrictions, complete the GIS Help form.
  • 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 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 learn more about ArcGIS Pro accessibility, see Accessibility in ArcGIS Pro.

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, complete the GIS Help form.

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, complete the GIS Help form.

ArcGIS StoryMaps

Create and access StoryMaps through your ArcGIS Online Account or at ArcGIS StoryMaps. For help using StoryMaps, see Recommendations for using ArcGIS StoryMaps at IU or complete the GIS Help form.

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, complete the GIS Help form.

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 Drone2Map

ArcGIS Drone2Map, available to the IU community as of July 1, 2023, is a desktop app for drone mapping that allows you to process images and perform drone analytics on natural-color, thermal infrared, and multispectral datasets. IU has a Standard license for ArcGIS Drone2Map, which places some limitations on its functionality.

For more, see ArcGIS Drone2Map. To be authorized for use, or for more information, complete the GIS Help form.

ArcGIS for IU departments

IU departments interested in ArcGIS for Server may complete the GIS Help form for information about requesting licenses. Licenses available include ArcGIS Server, Notebooks Advanced Server, Image Server, GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server, and Knowledge Server.

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Last modified on 2024-04-23 10:00:07.