Site Licensed GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing Software
Software use policies
The various site licenses administered by the ISU GIS Facility are available ONLY to ISU faculty, staff, and students, and are intended ONLY for academic research or instructional use on university owned machines (not personal machines). You are responsible for upholding the license agreement while the software is being used at your location. Note that no other copies of this software should be made or installed without notifying the ISU license administrator Kevin Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Site licensed software is available from the GIS Facility through
network access or disk checkout.
If you need ArcGIS to run outside of the ISU network please indicate
this in your note describing why you need to be off-network. While
site license allows this for laptops it will require a
specialized authorization process.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Education Edition
Faculty can request large numbers of licenses for
their classes at http://www.esri.com/industries/apps/education/offers/promo/index.cfm.
You do not need to fill in the customer number on the form. DVDs
usually delivered within a week. There is also a dowloadable option.
Anyone is eligible for the free 60 day trial
ESRI GIS Software
Iowa State has an unlimited-use site license for most of the products sold by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Support for this license comes from the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), and other departments on campus. The site license is limited to use by faculty, staff, and students running the software on university owned hardware.
ERDAS IMAGINE is a software suite with photogrammetry, image processing and remote sensing tools. We have a limited number of ERDAS IMAGINE licenses available. The yearly cost for ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 is $333 for an individual seat. In addition, we also have a site license for the Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) 2011 used in conjuction with ERDAS IMAGINE. The cost is $250/seat in addition to the ERDAS IMAGINE license.
This is a floating license restricted to 10 concurrent users on campus. Platform: Windows
Trimble Pathfinder Office,TerraSync and GPSCorrect
Pathfinder Office provides a suite of GPS postprocessing tools. TerraSync software is a flexible data collection and data maintenance tool that can be used with a field computer and supported Trimble GPS. The Trimble GPScorrect extension for ESRI ArcPad software allows you to control the Trimble GeoExplorer through the ArcPad Interface.The ISU GIS Facility administers the campus license for these products. The yearly share for the cost of this license is $100/individual-$300/lab. Platform: Windows