Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students


What is ESRI   

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) designs and develops the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. A geographic information system is a system for management, analysis, and display of geographic knowledge, which is represented using a series of information sets such as maps and globes, geographic data sets, processing and work flow models, data models, and metadata.


ArcGIS Online for UA is now available. Share, find, and use GIS content across the Web; access free maps and reference layers; find, purchase and download imagery into ArcGIS. 

Why use ESRI

GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. The benefits of GIS generally fall into five basic categories:

    • Cost Savings and Increased Efficiency
    • Better Decision Making
    • Improved Communication
    • Better Recordkeeping
    • Managing Geographically

Subscribe to UAGIS List

The University of Arizona Geographic Information Systems User Group (UAGIS) was established in 1994 to develop a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share knowledge and ideas pertaining to Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software applications. If you would like to subscribe to this list please send an email to - in the 'Subject' line type: 'Subscribe to UAGIS List'.

Useful Links

UA Library GIS and Geospacial Data Guide (includes Training and Class information)

Enterprise GIS

What's New in ArcGIS

General Information/License Agreement Terms & Conditions

Contact University Representatives:
Andrew Honaman
Information Technology Manager, Sr.
School of Natural Resources & the Environment
(520) 621-5517 or;
Tawny Lochner
Analyst, Geographic Information Systems
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
(520) 626-4325