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ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online

GIS (Geographic Information System) software allows you to visualize, query and analyze the geographic aspects of a body of data. KU offers various GIS software products, including ArcGIS Desktop (or ArcMap, older) and ArcGIS Pro (newer, currently being developed) from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). These desktop applications provide rigorous and extensive capabilities for data creation, manipulation, analysis and presentation. ArcGIS Online is a simpler, cloud-based mapping platform. Use it to publish web-maps; analyze, share, and collaborate with data or as part of a story map. 

Software and Data (partial list)

Allowed Use

ArcGIS Desktop

administrative, research, teaching

ArcGIS Online 

administrative, teaching, research

ArcGIS Pro

administrative, research, teaching

ArcGIS Enterprise (Server)

administrative, research, teaching

ESRI demographic data (census, consumer spending, American Community Survey)

administrative, research, teaching

Business Analyst Desktop and data

teaching, research

Link to full listing of software and allowed use (PDF) 


ArcGIS acknowledgment
ArcGIS Desktop licenses are available free of charge to KU faculty, staff and students thanks to the following consortium of KU units: School of Architecture, Biodiversity Institute, Campus Operations, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, Department of Geology, Department of Geology, Kansas Geological Survey, Information Technology.

Eligibility: 
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Faculty & Staff
Departments
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Request Access: 

There is no need to request access. Faculty, staff and students can access ArcGIS Online using their Online ID & Password at ku.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html.

Campus Labs: 

ArcGIS software is available for use in various departmental computer labs and a few public computer labs on the Lawrence campus, including the KU Libraries GIS & Data Lab. ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro are available via Virtualdesktop.

Download: 

Faculty, staff and students can obtain a single-machine home-use license and download ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro free of charge through KU’s Web Store

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Support: 

Technical support and bug reports for ESRI software must be submitted through one of the KU Authorized Callers. The authorized callers are:

Training: 

All faculty, staff and students have access to Esri’s Unlimited E-Learning web courses, which cover ArcGIS Online, Desktop, Pro, story maps and more. 

FAQs: 
How do I find patches and service packs for ArcGIS Desktop and Server products?
You can find patch and service pack downloads at ESRI's website.

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