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.
Request a copy of ArcGIS
Email firstname.lastname@example.org using your Brock email account to request authorization code. You can also visit the MDGL in Mackenzie Chown Complex, C306 to request a code.
Please include the following:
- Your department
- Your Brock student ID number
- Installing and authorizing may take a few hours.
- ArcGIS is a windows-based product.
- We give out ONE authorization code per student only
- Installation will time out 365 days following the installation date.
Frequently asked questions
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.
No. Only the recent version will be available.
Teaching, research, and university administration use.
No for-profit or commercial use is permitted under the terms of the license.
Recommended Training Resources
Getting Started with GIS (version 10.x) (1 module, 4 hours)
Intro to ArcGIS – self-guided tutorial with data
ESRI Virtual Campus: 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:
- Register for an ESRI Account (first-time users).
- Email email@example.com to request access to e-Learning Resources. You will receive an email confirming your access.
- 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 basic GIS help, in-course instruction and curriculum, contact:
Map, Data & GIS Library, Room MC C306, 905.688.5550 x.5890
For advanced GIS analysis, processing and research help, contact:
Kevin Turner, Dept. of Geography, MC C330, 905.688.5550 x.5399 firstname.lastname@example.org
ArcGIS Site License Product List
Brock’s license provides access to the following ArcGIS products:
ArcGIS for Desktop
Business Analyst Online (BAO)
Community Analyst Online (CAO)
Viewer for Flex
Viewer for Silverlight
Workflow Manager for Server