ArcGIS offers a unique set of capabilities. Collaborate with others and share your insights via maps, apps, and reports. Gain greater insights using contextual tools to visualize and analyze your data.

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • Where to use: University-owned and personal Windows computers
  • Cost: Free

More About ArcGIS

GIS software can be beneficial to everyone at Texas State. It can be used  for better data management, efficient decision-making, and better communication of information. The Division of Information Technology offers ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Desktop to fit all of your GIS needs. 

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is ESRI's powerful, single desktop GIS application. Pro allows users to work directly from their desktops, and supports data visualization, advanced analysis, and authoritative data maintenance in both 2D and 3D. ArcGIS Pro also includes access to ArcGIS Online, which supports data-sharing through the web. To get started with ArcGIS Pro, visit the ArcGIS Pro support page.

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is ESRI's cloud-based platform, and can be used anytime, anywhere. Your maps scale so hundreds or even millions of people can interact with them at the same time. ArcGIS Online is easily accessible; you only need your Texas State NetID and password to log in

ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap)

ArcGIS Desktop is ESRI's desktop-only platform. It does not interact with ArcGIS Online. Use ArcGIS Pro to get the full features of Pro and Online. For more information visit the ArcGIS Desktop support page

Learning GIS at Texas State

Are you interested in using ArcGIS, but don't know where to begin? You can learn more at Alkek Library's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services site: 

GIS Service Offerings: 

  • Workshops
  • One-on-One Research Consultations
  • Courses for Credit 
  • And much more