ArcGIS is a complete Geographic Information System (GIS) offering a variety of levels of functionality to the new user and the advanced GIS analyst. Using ArcGIS, data with a spatial reference can be visualized, processed and queried to better understand patterns and relationships in a geographic context. For more details and where to go from here, visit “What is GIS?”
All current members of the Brock University community may use ArcGIS for non-profit purposes. Watch this video for information about accessing ArcGIS using your Brock credentials.
Request a copy of ArcGIS
For current Brock students, follow these instructions for downloading ArcGIS Pro.
- Installing and authorizing may take a few hours.
- ArcGIS is a windows-based product.
- Installation will time-out 365 days following the installation date.
Users can access and download ArcGIS Pro by following these steps.
- Sign in to ArcGIS Online using your Brock credentials as per the video tutorial above.
- Click your username at the top right > select My Settings
- Click Licenses (at left)
- Download ArcGIS Pro
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Instructions are available to Sign in using Brock Credentials.
A short guide is available as well.
All campus computer labs, the Map, Data & GIS Library, and Learning Commons, including Classroom A.
Yes. Under the terms of the agreement, it can only be used for academic purposes and for non-profit use.
No. Alumni must be affiliated with the university in a teaching or research role.
Yes. All of Brock University is covered by the site license, including satellite campus locations.
The minimum requirements for computers provided by IT Services are sufficient to run ArcGIS Desktop.
ArcGIS Desktop requires the Windows OS, but some options are available for Mac users.
No. Esri has transitioned away from the ArcMap interface to embrace the latest in ArcGIS technology via ArcGIS Pro.
Teaching, research, and university administration use.
No for-profit or commercial use is permitted under the terms of the license.
Recommended Training Resources
GIS Basics (ArcGIS Pro) (1 module, 2.5 hours)
(ArcGIS Pro) – self-guided tutorials with data
ESRI Academy: Members of the Brock community are eligible to enroll in an on-line course, free-of-charge. A number of options are available for all levels of user. Follow these steps to begin:
- Sign in to Esri Academy using your Brock credentials for Enterprise login
- Use the search tools or browse to find the training that meets your needs.
Brock University Maps, Data & GIS: Hands-on workshops and step-by-step tutorials are offered by the Maps, Data & GIS unit staff that introduce users to the fundamentals of ArcGIS.
GIS @ Brock : Examples of past projects
For GIS help, in-course instruction and curriculum, contact:
Map, Data & GIS Library, Room MC C306, 905.688.5550 x.5890
For software installation issues, contact:
IT Help Desk located in the Campus Bookstore, ph. 905.688.5550 x.4357 or report the problem via webform IT Request or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ArcGIS Site License Product List
Brock’s license provides access to the following ArcGIS products:
ArcGIS Online (AGOL) – Brock Organization
Business Analyst Online (BAO)
Community Analyst Online (CAO)
Collector for ArcGIS
Viewer for Flex
Viewer for Silverlight
Workflow Manager for Server