ArcGIS

Click on the tabs below for information about ArcGIS.

About ArcGIS

About the software

ArcGIS is software for advanced spatial analysis of data. The package includes ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, ArcReader and ArcGIS Desktop Extensions.

Version

ArcGIS 10.5 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.

Obtaining the software

Classroom and managed office PCs

ArcGIS:

  • is installed on all IT Services classroom PCs
  • can be installed on managed office PCs via Software Center
  • appears under Start | All Programs | Geographic Information Systems | ArcGIS Desktop

Unmanaged PCs and home use

ArcGIS:

  • is available for all staff and students
  • can be installed on unmanaged University owned PCs and personally owned devices
  • is available for Windows only

Installation guide

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.

Documentation, training and support

Documentation

Training

Support

IT Services do not offer support in the use of ArcGIS.

Overseas use

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, 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.

How to request permission to use ArcGIS overseas

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:

  • where you are going (country, region and city)
  • the dates that you will be out of the UK or Ireland
  • what software and extensions you need access to
  • a brief description of your project or trip

How to check out an ArcGIS licence

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:

Further information

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 highered@esriuk.com.