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General Information

Short Description: ArcGIS is an integrated collection of geographic information system software and data products.

Long Description:  ArcGIS is a desktop geographic information system (GIS) produced by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).  With ArcGIS you can work with maps, databases, charts and tables all within this single application. ArcGIS'  tools offers users the ability to design detailed maps that display the results of data analysis.  It is ideal for presenting and gathering information such as spatial geographical and geophysical data, environmental management, disaster monitoring, historical and contemporary census statistics, demographics and regional planning and development information etc. The advantage of using geographical information software is that it allows you analyze data by location thereby illuminating trends that may not be readily recognizable in other formats like spreadsheets and other statistical software packages (adapted  from

Category: Data Analysis and Visualization

Programming Language: Python

Installation Information

Version: 10.4    Version Date:  February 2016

Distribution: To order ArcGIS, please contact your local TC to schedule a time.

Technical support:  Please contact Constantin Andronache (  617-552-6215).

Terms of Use:   Available for teaching and research on BC owned computers, including computer labs in the departments listed below.

License Information

Number of Licenses:  Site license for ArcView 10.x and extensions;  Site license for ESRI Data and Maps; Site license for ArcGIS Online

Installed Sites: Earth and Environmental Sciences,  Weston Observatory, Graduate School of Social Work, School of Nursing, Economics Department, O'Neill Library, O'Neill 245, BC owned computers.

Installed Platforms: Windows. 

ArcGIS 10.x is supported Windows 7,  8, and 10.

Vendor/Developer:  Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

Vendor Website:

Documentation:  Tutorials and other documentation are available from