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. ArcGIS Desktop and Pro and ERDAS Imagine have academic versions that can be installed on personal computers of staff, faculty or students. 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 Robin McNeely (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Site licensed software is available from the GIS Facility through download from a network location. If you'd like to install any of the software listed below please email Josh Obrecht (email@example.com) with a request including the following information:
- Your name, and university email, address, and phone
- Name of the software and version you are requesting
- Number of licenses you require
- Building and room number where the computer(s) resides.
- If you are a student using the license on a university-owned computer, please include the name of your major professor or staff supervisor. (Students can install the software on their personal machines using the steps below)
- Whether the computer is a desktop or laptop.
- 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 our site license allows this for laptops, it will require a specialized authorization process.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Education Edition
As an ESRI Site License Campus, you may be eligible for the academic version of the software. This is a one year license that can be registered on personal machines for academic use of the software. Individual copies can be requested with an email to Josh Obrecht (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing the following information:
- name and department, university netid and phone
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. The download option is preferred, but DVDs can be requested and are usually delivered within a week.
ArcGIS Pro - In order to run ArcGIS Pro on a personal machine, you must be a member of the ISU ArcGIS Online Organization and have permissions to run the program. If you already have an ArcGIS Online account with the ISU ArcGIS Online Organization, please contact Josh Obrecht (email@example.com) and he will grant you permissions to run the program. If you do not have ArcGIS Online account, please go to http://isugisf.maps.arcgis.com and log in with your ISU account. You will automatically become a member once you are logged in. Then you can contact Josh Obrecht (firstname.lastname@example.org) for access.
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 College of Design, and other departments on campus. The site license is limited to use by faculty, staff, and students running the software on university owned hardware.
Windows Desktop GIS Products and Extensions
- ArcGIS 10.x Desktop
- 3D Analyst
- GeoStatistical Analyst
- Network Analyst
- Spatial Analyst
- Tracking Analyst
- ArcGIS Pro
- Business Analyst for Desktop and Business Analyst Online
- Community Analyst Online
Server and Development Products
- ArcGIS Server and Extensions 10.x
- ArcSDE 10.x (Integrated with Server)
- ArcGIS Engine Dev Kit and Runtime 10.x
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 2016 is $300 for an individual seat. This is a floating license restricted to 10 concurrent users on campus. Platform: Windows
As part of the ERDAS campus site license, you may be eligible for the academic version of the software. This is a one year license that can be registered on personal machines for academic use of the software. Individual copies can be requested with an email to Josh Obrecht (email@example.com) providing the following information:
- name and department, university netid and phone
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