Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

or browse databases: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

GIS @ SCS: Home

Information about geospatial data and geographic information systems at Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies

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.

Creative Commons   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License. | Details of our policy