ArcGIS is for geospatial data analysis and more. ESRI’s ArcGIS is a leading GIS software with tools and capabilities for gathering, editing, analyzing, and modeling data. ArcMap offers a comprehensive GUI and a suite of geoprocessing functions for both raster- and vector-based datasets, and ArcCatalog allows for easy tracking and organizing of data. ArcGlobe and ArcScene offer 3-D data modeling capabilities. Use ArcGIS to effectively manage your geospatial data and design map displays.

Platforms: Windows

Vendor Information: ESRI


  • Northeastern-managed computers: All ITS-managed lab computers and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers. Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers can also install it through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.
  • Virtual: Appcloud
  • Personal computers: Direct from vendor. Professors can request ArcGIS for Desktop and Extensions Student Trial for one year (a full advanced version) for use by students under Northeastern’s campus-wide site license. To access Northeastern’s license customer code, go to the Knowledge Base for the solution (you may need to sign in with your myNortheastern username and password). That link will work ONLY for faculty and staff.

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).