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ArcGIS is used for creating, viewing and sharing maps. This software is also used to compile geographic data, analyze mapped information and manage geographic information in a database. ArcGIS maintains an infrastructure for making this data shareable with small groups, organizations or the public. Learn more about this software on the ArcGIS website.


GIS Services

OIT offers GIS services to support academic, research and University-operational use of ArcGIS software. Our team can assist with data analysis, topological modeling, centralized data sources and more.


Helpful Links

The Esri Academy learning website has many webinars, tutorials and other resources. Below are a few helpful guides.

Migrate to ArcGIS Pro

Getting Started with ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pro Fundamentals

Migrating to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

ArcGIS Pro Basics

Cost

No cost for eligible users.

Eligibility

Faculty Staff Students

Visit the link below to view instructions and obtain the ArcGIS software download files. Please note, this license will only work while connected to The University of Alabama network. UA VPN can be used for remote access.

Download ArcGIS

Operating Systems

This software is not compatible with Mac, only Windows machines. Mac users can download VMware or Windows 10 for Education. Newer macs that use the M1 chip can use Parallels 17. More information about using ArcGIS on a Mac is available on the Esri website.

Eligibility and Cost

ArcGIS is available to UA students, faculty and staff.

Licensing Information

This license agreement is solely administered by theĀ University Lands.

Software Information

This software is not compatible with Mac, only Windows machines. Mac users can download VMware or Windows 10 for Education. Installing this software requires admin privileges for the computer. The install package will expand to create a directory on the local machine. If space is not available, the download may not work. ArcGIS Pro does not allow for concurrent licensing.