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This guide introduces geospatial tools, datasets, and resources for applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in scholarly and creative work, across the disciplines.

Accessing Specialized Software on Campus

Library Space in Crandall Bldg. 60

ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, SPSS and the Adobe Creative Suite are available on a small number of Windows workstations at Kennedy Library's temporary location in Crandall Building 60, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm. These workstations are available for individuals or small groups of students, staff, or faculty, to work on projects, outside of college computer labs.

University Union San Luis Lounge Hub24 Computer Lab 

Available 24 hours and 7 days a week, the UU San Luis Lounge features a workspace with 45 Windows computers, with ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, SPSS, SAS and the Adobe Creative Cloud programs installed. 

Computer labs on campus

Please contact your specific colleges' advising center for the availability of course-specific computer labs.

Installing ESRI ArcGIS Software

ArcGIS Pro image logoArcMap image logo

ESRI ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap 10.x desktop GIS software are available for students, staff, and faculty to install on campus or their own personal computers for academic use. This includes the ArcGIS Advanced license, with extensions such as 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and others. Note: ArcGIS requires the Windows operating system. For Mac users, see the information below run ArcGIS though the Virtual Lab, or through ArcGIS Online.

AutoDesk Education Community

Access over 70 free and student-edition software packages including:

AutoCAD (PC and MAC versions),

AutoCAD Civil 3D and Map 3D

Revit, 3ds Max Design, Maya, and many others.