GIS software

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 is an acroynm for Environmental Systems Research Institute. It is a major producer of and market leader in GIS software. Esri is a market leader in GIS, producing a wide range of web- and desktop-based software applications.

A view of Hayden Library's entrance at sunset with ASU's ArcGIS Online URL overlayed on top of it as well as an ArcGIS Online logo

 

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.

Maricopa County in a three dimensional scene in ArcGIS Pro, highlighting income disparity

 

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.

A map in ArcMap showing the world in a unique projection, with tools and other data including rivers, lakes, and estimated population visible.

 

ArcGIS Desktop is an older-generation suite of desktop applications. The most commonly used application within the ArcGIS Desktop suite is ArcMap. ArcGIS Desktop also includes ArcScene, ArcGlobe, and ArcCatalog.

See the ArcGIS Desktop section of the Esri software guide on how to access ArcGIS Desktop.

A screenshot of Esri's City Engine program, showing a 3D rendering of Philadelphia.

 

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. 

A Screenshot showing various training courses in Esri's course catalog.

 

ASU affiliates have free access to the extensive GIS learning resources hosted on the Esri Academy e-Learning platform

See the Esri Academy section of the Esri Software guide for information on how to access Esri Academy training courses.

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.

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.