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Site Licenses - ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Esri E-Learning

Last Updated: 11/08/2016


ArcGIS Desktop

  • ArcGIS Desktop is available for Windows
  • For faculty and university-owned computers only
  • License includes ArcInfo, 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and a dozen other modules
  • Esri Data files, including 2010 Census and other socioeconomic and demographic data
  • Instructors of GIS-related courses or programs may request free student licenses

ArcGIS Online

  • An online collaborative web GIS that allows users to view, create and share maps, apps, layers, analytics, and data
  • Requests for individual and class accounts should be sent to

Esri E-Learning

  • Free Free online instruction is available to students and faculty
  • Includes self-paced courses, seminars, videos, and other resources covering a wide variety of GIS and ArcGIS topics
  • Send your request to your department Esri adaministrator, or to


The site license for Esri ArcGIS software is provided as a common good to CU-Boulder, and no direct fees are involved for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Who can get it

  • Licenses for ArcGIS Desktop are available to faculty and staff at CU-Boulder on university-owned computers,  and for use in education and research only on personal computers
  • ArcGIS Online membership is open to students and faculty; send requests to
  • Esri E-Learning access is available by request to students as well as to faculty and staff

How to get it

ArcGIS Desktop

Download the ArcGIS Desktop installer and the provisioning/license file. (Faculty & Staff only; CU-Boulder username and IdentiKey password are required.)

  • If your computer has any pre-10.1 ArcGIS products installed, also download the Uninstall Utility, and run it before installing ArcGIS Desktop.
  • Administrators of labs and servers can request ArcGIS for Server and/or License Managers; send requests to

Instructions / Tutorials