ArcGIS Software Information

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are advanced mapping programs that are used to help solve "Why is it there?" questions. For example, police use GIS to help identify patterns of criminal activity; resource managers use GIS to map environmentally sensitive areas, and retail marketers use GIS to understand the purchasing characteristics of their customers.

If you wish to explore how GIS can work for you, regardless of your area of interest, contact to arrange an appointment to discuss.

The University of Regina has a site license for ArcGIS.  

University of Regina Faculty and Staff interested in having the ArcGIS software installed on their computer must either initiate a request using the online FootPrints Ticket Form or contact the IT Support Centre for assistance. 

Video tutorials and additional information are available at ArcGIS.

  • Students can contact the IT Support Centre and request a license for ArcGIS. You will receive a ticket notification in your U of R email from "IT Support" with an Authorization number and a link to the instructions.
    • You will need to create an ESRI account, register the license, download and install the software, then launch the software and Authorize your use of it.
    • Your ArcGIS Desktop Student Trial includes a 1-year license for ArcGIS Desktop software, as well as several ArcGIS desktop extensions.
    • ArcGIS Student Install Instructions PDF