ArcView & ArcInfo
What Is GIS?
GIS (Geographic Information System) software allows you to envision the geographic aspects of a body of data. It lets you query or analyze a database and receive the results in the form of a map.
KU offers ArcGIS software products from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI): ArcGIS includes two desktop products: ArcView and ArcInfo. ArcInfo, is widely recognized as the most powerful and most complete GIS package. ArcView makes many of these capabilities available via an easy-to-learn desktop user interface. Visit the ESRI website for more information about GIS, ESRI, and ESRI products.
KU maintains a license for GIS software from ESRI that allows KU faculty, staff, and students to obtain the software for reduced rate. KU provides ArcGIS ArcInfo software including associated modules (e.g., Grid, Cogo, Map Objects) at $750/seat/year also ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS ArcView software at $125/computer and $100/computer for 4 or more licenses. More information about site license fee schedule.
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Learning to use GIS software
For a complete list of labs at KU that have GIS software installed, go to the computer labs software listing and select any of the GIS software from the Filter lab list menu to the right and click Filter button.
Where to get help?
More information about the KU GIS site license, including information about technical support contacts, is available on the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing website.
One-on-one assistance with numeric, geospatial, statistical and related data is also available at the GIS and Data Lab.