About IU's educational site license with Esri

Indiana University's educational site license with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), developers of GIS and geodatabase management applications, provides desktop and server software and extensions, data- and web-based training, and an ArcGIS Online academic organization for IU. Many of the products are available for teaching, research, and administrative uses; others are available only for teaching, research, and student learning purposes. None of the products can be used for any profit-making or commercial purpose.

The site license cost is funded by annual software usage charges to departments and individual users. Some extensions may require an additional annual fee. This cost sharing allows UITS to acquire resources, spatial data, and utilities that are not part of the site license agreement. A portion of these annual software fees helps to purchase hardware for software testing, and to provide training and technical support for users. Users who do not participate in the cost sharing are not eligible for technical support, as GIS services at IU are a charge-back service, not a UITS baseline service.

IU's educational site license with Esri stipulates the following rules:

  • UITS cannot sell software directly to IU students. Only faculty and staff are allowed to purchase Esri software from UITS.
  • Staff can install and use Esri software purchased from UITS only on IU-owned computers (i.e., not on personally owned computers).
  • Students can install and use the student edition of ArcGIS Desktop (available from IUware) on their personally owned computers.
  • Faculty can install and use Esri software on both IU-owned and personally owned computers.
  • Staff or faculty who are no longer associated with IU must immediately discontinue use of any Esri software purchased from UITS.
  • All technical support requests to Esri must originate from designated Esri technical support contacts. Esri software users at IU cannot start a technical support incident with Esri directly.

For an overview of the educational site license, including a list of the software provided, see the Esri Educational Site License Program (in PDF format).

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