Click on the tabs below for information about ArcGIS.
ArcGIS is software for advanced spatial analysis of data. The package includes ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, ArcReader and ArcGIS Desktop Extensions.
ArcGIS 10.6 is installed on all IT Services classroom PCs and is available for all other University and personally owned staff and student PCs.
For more information, please see the Obtaining the software tab.
Instructions are available to guide you through installing ArcGIS:
Using ArcGIS offline
For field research in areas where an internet connection is not available or is unreliable, ArcGIS can be used in an offline mode. Please follow the guide here to learn how to do this:
Using ArcGIS overseas
The University's ArcGIS licence only allows home and field use of the software within the United Kingdom and Ireland for academic purposes. However, overseas use can be requested. For more information, please see the Overseas use tab.
IT Services do not offer support in the use of ArcGIS.
The University's ArcGIS licence only allows home and field use of the software within the United Kingdom and Ireland for academic purposes.
However, staff, students and researchers can request permission from Esri to take the software overseas for a short period of time. For example, if conducting fieldwork or attending a conference abroad.
Permission to take the software overseas must be obtained before leaving the UK.
Please complete the overseas use request form:
Submitted forms are usually processed within 48 hours, but please submit at least 7 days before leaving the UK or Ireland to guarantee a timely response.
To ensure that your request is processed quickly, please fill in the form carefully and provide all relevant information about your trip:
Once your request has been approved, you will be able to check out a licence for the stipulated number of days. Please follow the guide here to learn how to do this:
If you have any questions about this process, or if you are going to be based overseas for a significant amount of time and need to purchase your own copy of ArcGIS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.