The Map and Geospatial Hub makes available several licensed* and open source geographic information systems (GIS) software applications. Online training is available too.
Esri GIS software and training
Esri the commercial market leader in GIS software.
All ASU affiliates enjoy access to the full range of Esri's web and desktop GIS applications.
ArcGIS Online is Esri's cloud-based mapping and analysis solution.
ASU affiliates can access the full functionality of ArcGIS Online by joining ASU's ArcGIS Online organization (enterprise).
To join the ASU ArcGIS Online enterprise, simply visit the ASU instance of ArcGIS Online (asu.maps.arcgis.com) and sign-in using your ASURITE credentials.
Once logged in, you'll automatically have access to Esri Training and ArcGIS Pro desktop software + extensions.
See the ArcGIS Online section of the Esri software guide for additional information on how to access ArcGIS Online.
ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s most advanced desktop GIS application. ArcGIS Pro supports data visualization, advanced analysis, and authoritative data maintenance in both 2D and 3D. ArcGIS Pro is tightly coupled with ArcGIS Online for sharing maps and data across the Web.
See the ArcGIS Pro section of the Esri software guide for information on how to access ArcGIS Pro.
CityEngine is Esri's advanced 3D modeling software for creating interactive and immersive urban environments. The cities you create using CityEngine can be based on real-world GIS data or showcase a fictional city of the past, present, or future.
Please submit a service request to access CityEngine software.
Other GIS software
The list of applications below reflects a sampling of the diversity of GIS software available.
A superscript "w" indicates that the software is a web-based application that requires a browser and a solid Internet connection. A superscript "d" indicates a desktop-based application that requires installation.
- Google Earth Engine w
- Social Explorer w
- Google Maps w
- Google Earth w
- Google Earth Pro d
- Open Street Map w
- Carto w
- Mapbox w
- Kepler.gl w
- ColorBrewer w
- QGIS d
- JMARS d (a planetary GIS)
- Basecamp d
- Global Mapper d
- SAGA d
- GRASS d
- GWR4 d
Contact the Map and Geospatial Hub with questions on where and/or how to access these specialized analysis and visualization tools.
Other online training
The list of training opportunities below reflects a sampling of the diversity of available GIS online training.
*Use of licensed software made available through ASU Library is limited strictly to non-commercial educational and research use.