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ArcGIS Software Information

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are advanced mapping programs 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.

  • The University of Regina has a site license for ArcGIS.

ArcGIS Licenses for Faculty and Staff

ArcGIS Licenses for Students

  • Contact the IT Support Centre and request a student license for ArcGIS.
  • You will receive a license key to your uregina email address.
  •  Once you have your authorization number and the link to the instructions:
    • You will need to create an ESRI account.
    • Register the license
    • Download and install the software then launch the software.
    • Finally, 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

Additional ArcGIS information

  • If you wish to explore how GIS can work for you, regardless of your area of interest, contact to arrange an appointment to discuss.
  • Further information is available at ArcGIS.