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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

ArcGIS Software

What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for: creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database.

The system provides an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout an organization, across a community, and openly on the Web.

Esri Sitewide License for Georgetown University

Who is eligible to use Esri products under the Esri Site License for Georgetown University?

  • all current students, faculty, and staff at Georgetown University campuses
  • campuses include:
    • Main Campus
    • Law Center
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Continuing Studies
    • School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Some individuals are not eligible to use or install or use Esri products on Georgetown University's site license:

  • MedStar Health employees unaffiliated with the School of Medicine
  • contractors

ArcGIS Installations On-Campus

The library offers several places where computers have ArcGIS for Desktop installed:

  • Main Campus: Gelardin New Media Center Windows Computer Lab (65 stations, First Floor Lauinger Library)
  • Main Campus: Reference Computer Lab (52 stations, 3rd Floor Lauinger Library)
  • Main Campus: Blommer Science Library Windows Computer Lab (20 stations, 3rd floor of Reiss Building)
  • Main Campus: Lauinger Library 307A (3rd floor of the library)
  • School of Continuing Studies Level C2 Public PCs (west end of building near Library entrance)

Visit the Library's Computing Spaces & Software page to ascertain which version of ArcGIS for Desktop is currently installed.

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