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GIS: Geospatial & Numeric Data


GIS Software 


ArcGIS: Students at qualifying institutions may be eligible for One year license at no cost as part of the Esri Education Site License Program. The latest ArcGIS software can be accessed from the following locations:Instructors and Site License Coordinators at institutions with an Esri Education Site License may request software for students at no cost by going  to


AutoCAD Map 3D: AutoCAD Map 3D software provides access to GIS and mapping data to support planning, design, and data management. Intelligent models and CAD tools help you to apply regional and discipline-specific standards. Integration of GIS data helps to improve quality, productivity, and asset management. Students can access to AutoCAD Map 3D for 3 years free.


ERDAS IMAGINE: ERDAS Imagine is a RS software with raster graphic editor abilities designed specifically to extract information from imagery. ERDAS IMAGINE includes a comprehensive set of tools to create accurate base imagery for inclusion into a GIS and ESRI Geodatabase. ERDAS IMAGINE provides a variety of tools such as image orthorectification, mosaicking, reprojection, classification and interpretation that allow the user to analyze image data and present it in formats ranging from printed maps to 3D models.


GeoDa: GeoDa is a free software package that has been developed since 2003 to support the free and open-source spatial analysis research infrastructure. It was developed by  the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and continues at the Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS) at the University of Chicago from 2016. GeoDa conducts spatial data analysisgeovisualization, spatial autocorrelation and spatial modeling. 


Tableau: Tableau helps people to see and understand data. It puts the power of data into the hands of everyday people, allowing a broad population of business users to engage with their data, ask questions, solve problems and create value. Students can have access to one year free license of Tableau Desktop.


TerrsetTerrset is integrated GIS and remote sensing (RS) software developed by Clark Labs (Worcester, MA) at Clark University. Terrset is a Windows-based system that offers tools for researchers and scientists engaged in analyzing earth system dynamics for effective and responsible decision making for environmental management, sustainable resource development, and equitable resource allocation. Environmental managers and researchers benefit from the unsurpassed range of geospatial tools.


TransCAD: TransCAD is being designed specifically for use by transportation professionals to store, display, manage, and analyze transportation data. TransCAD combines GIS and transportation modeling capabilities in a single integrated platform, providing capabilities that are unmatched by any other package.


QGIS: QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

 Online GIS Learning Resources