ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS software products for mapping and spatial reasoning.mapping and spatial reasoning

The current installed version of ArcGIS is 10.4

PLATFORM

Windows Desktop computers and Citrix Xen Desktop.

WHO CAN USE THE SOFTWARE

ArcGIS is available for use in the computer labs, on engineering windows desktops and is also available for students' personal computers.

ACCESS TO SOFTWARE

In addition to computer labs and Citrix Xen Desktop, students and faculty with ENGINEERING Windows desktop computers can install ArcGIS via "Software Center", found in the start menu.

Students can request/order ArcGIS for their personal computer from the OSU software page here: http://is.oregonstate.edu/accounts-support/software/user-workstation-software/arcgis.

  • A 1-year activation code will be given to the student - if the software is required for more than 1 year, additional requests will need to be made at the end of that 1 year.

ACCESS TO ONLINE PORTAL AND SUPPORT

ArcGIS has several online resources to help with using the software here: http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/.

There are help blogs and forums, training courses, tutorial videos and technical support.

TIPS & TRICKS

  • The version of Python installed with ArcGIS is specific to the program and shouldn't be modified. Additional Python installations on the same computer will may break ArcGIS and will not function properly.
  • Be sure to enable extensions before using them. Customize -> Extensions
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