Esri ArcGIS Products
The UCSB Library provides a university-wide site license for the Esri suite of GIS software.
In the DREAM Lab
- Ten workstations in the DREAM Lab have ArcGIS Pro 3.1.3 and access to our entire Spatial Data Collection. We also offer QGIS.
- All Letters & Sciences Collaborate Labs have ArcGIS Pro 3.1.3. When not scheduled for classes, all labs are open for general student use.
- Various teaching labs in Geography, Earth Sciences, Bren, and other departments have ArcGIS. Inquire with your department.
On your machine
All students, staff, and faculty at UCSB are eligible for a license to ArcGIS Pro for their personal computers. Fill out this form from a UCSB email address to request your license and download the software.
Please review the Installation instructions for ArcGIS Pro. They can be found here.
Personal ArcPro licenses are tied to users UCSB NetIDs and need to be authorized once before use but do not need to be renewed, because they are tied to the users's university affiliation.
If you are using a UCSB device, or need to run ArcGIS Pro when not connected to the Internet, request a Single Use License.
For UCSB-owned hardware
If you are affiliated with one of the site-license contributors listed below: please contact your local technical support for access to Esri software.
- Bren School: Brad Hill
- ERI/General Research IT(GRIT): email@example.com
- National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis: Mark Schildhauer
- Marine Science Institute: Brian Emery
- Life Sciences: Life Sciences Group Helpdesk
- UCSB Library: Jon Jablonski
- Facilities Management: Paul Bartsch
- Letters & Sciences Departments: Contact the DREAM Lab for access to Esri software.
Important: ArcMap 10.8.2 is the current release of ArcGIS Desktop and will enter mature support in March 2024. Esri has no plans to release ArcGIS Desktop 10.9 and it is recommended to migrate to ArcGIS Pro. More information about ArcMap's retirement can be found here.
Use the Limited/Specialty License form to request ArcMap. Esri will be retiring this product in 2026 and we will no longer distribute it after 2024.
Installation instructions for ArcMap can be found here.
All ArcMap licenses are single use licenses and are active between June 30, 2023 to July 1, 2024. Depending on when you request your software, you may not have the full 12-months.
Within 2-3 business days of submitting the form, we will send you a license file and link to an installer for ArcMap Desktop 10.8.2
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Server
Esri's server-side applications are all available for campus use. AWS and Azure both support ArcGIS Server products. Please contact us for information about Esri server software.
We have a page of troubleshooting tips for some common issues with ArcGIS Desktop. The Library has a number of GIS training manuals and workbooks available as part of its collection--both print and e-book editions. Search UC Library Search.
Esri provides access to all of its online training materials as part of our campus site license. Signing on to ArcGIS Online for the first time gives you access to anything marked "Requires Maintenance" in Esri's catalog. An excellent starting point for both beginners and experience researchers looking for an overview of Esri technologies is Modern GIS: An ArcGIS tutorial collection.
Contact the DREAM Lab
The DREAM Lab is available for basic Esri support. We are happy to get you started using ArcGIS Pro on your Windows desktop, help you to choose a Virtual Campus class, or to identify data from our collections or on the Internet to help you complete your mapping and spatial analysis projects. Please email us at email@example.com.
Campus GIS Discussion List
Several UCSB entities contribute to a university-wide site license for the Esri suite of GIS software. Several different options are available, depending on your departmental affiliations and how you want to use the software.