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: myApps
  • 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 myKnowledge, log in with your myNEU username and password, and search for “ArcGIS.”

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).

Updated May 2015