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ArcGIS Software

McGill University has ESRI Higher Education Site-License Agreement. The Department of Geography offers basic user support for this ESRI software suite.  Here are some of the questions commonly asked by our users:

A. What GIS Software are covered by the McGill site license?

B. Which ArcGIS Desktop will facilitate my needs?

C. Where can I obtain ArcGIS software?

A. What GIS Software are covered by the McGIll site license?

1. Desktop GIS

  • ArcGIS ArcInfo 10
  • ArcGIS ArcEditor 10
  • ArcGIS ArcView 10

2. ArcGIS extensions for ArcGIS Desktop 10

  • 3D Analyst
  • Data Interoperability
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Maplex
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Schematics
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Tracking Analyst
  • Workflow Manager

3. ArcView3.3

  • ArcView3.3 with Spatial, Network, 3D and ArcPress extensions

4. ArcGIS Server 10

  • ArcGIS Server Enterprise 10 with extensions:
    • 3D Extension
    • ArcGIS Server Geoportal
    • ArcGIS Server Image Extension
    • Data Interoperability Server
    • Geostatistical Analyst
    • Network Analyst
    • Schematics
    • Spatial Analyst
    • Workflow Manager
  • ArcIMS 10
  • Tracking Server 10

5. ArcGIS Mobile 10.0

6. ArcPad 10.0.3

7.ArcLogistics Desktop 10

B. Which ArcGIS Desktop software will facilitate my needs?

ArcGIS Desktop allows you to analyze your data and author geographic knowledge, to examine relationships, to test predictions, and ultimately to make better decisions.

It is available in three license levels: ArcInfo, ArcEditor, and ArcView, that share the same core applications, user interface, and development environment.

Each license level provides additional GIS functionality as you move from ArcView to ArcEditor to ArcInfo.

Optional ArcGIS Desktop extensions offer specialized tools and additional capabilities to enhance your analysis capabilities.


For more details, download the complete ArcGIS Desktop 10 Functionality Matrix

C. Where can I obtain ArcGIS software?

McGill faculty and staff can log in to the McGill software website to download Desktop ArcGIS and ArcView3.3. For all other ArcGIS software, please contact the GIS Technical Support at McGill University at the address below.

Students can obtain a one year license for ArcGIS 10 for use on their personal computers by contacting the address below:

Ruilan Shi
Department of Geography, McGill University
805 Sherbrooke W.
Room. 509, Burnside Hall
Montreal, QC, H3A 0B9
Tel: 514-398-7438, Fax: 514-398-7437

45º 30' 16" N, 73º 34' 29" W


Contact Information

Department of Geography

McGill University

805 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0B9

phone: (514) 398-4111 fax: (514) 398-7437

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Last updated: Feb.14, 2012