Esri ArcGIS is a geographic information system used to create and use maps, compile geographic data and analyse mapped information. ArcGIS for Desktop is available at UQ for Microsoft Windows.

ArcGIS for Desktop

  • ArcGIS for Desktop Basic
  • ArcGIS for Desktop Standard
  • ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
  • ArcGIS Pro Basic
  • ArcGIS Pro Standard
  • ArcGIS Pro Advanced

Desktop extensions

  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst
  • ArcGIS Data Reviewer
  • ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting
  • ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting
  • ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry
  • ArcGIS Schematics
  • Data Interoperability
  • Data Interoperability
  • ESRI Defense Mapping
  • ESRI Production Mapping
  • ESRI Roads and Highways
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Tracking Analyst
  • Workflow Manager
  • ESRI CityEngine Advanced
  • ArcGIS for Server Advanced Workgroup
  • ArcGIS for Server Advanced Enterprise
  • Server Extensions included:
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst for Server
  • ArcGIS Data Reviewer Server Extension
  • ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server
  • ArcGIS Network Analyst for Server
  • ArcGIS Server Image Extension
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for Server
  • ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Server
  • Data Interoperability Server
  • ESRI Roads and Highways for ArcGIS Server
  • Geostatistical Analyst for ArcGIS Server

Accessing ArcGIS

ArcGIS is available free-of-charge on UQ-owned computers for UQ staff and students.

You can use the Microsoft Software Center to install the application on ITS managed UQ computers. Contact your local IT support team or submit an IT request to install ArcGIS on other UQ-owned computers.

Home use

  • Staff: you can use ArcGIS on one privately owned computer at your primary residence only for the purpose of “learning, becoming proficient with and developing curricula or research expertise around the programs.” For field work, you must use a UQ-owned system for UQ purposes only.
  • Students: you can use ArcGIS on your own private computer for no charge for study purposes for a subject you are enrolled in.

Both staff and students can access ArcGIS for home use at UQ Software Licensing. Students will receive an authorisation code to use the software for 12 months.

The installation for home use contains:

  • ArcInfo
  • 3D Analyst
  • Data Interoperability
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Schematics
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Tracking Analyst
  • ArcScan
  • Maplex.

Conditions of use

ArcGIS can be used at UQ for academic and research purposes only. The Esri ArcGIS site licence is centrally funded for UQ organisational units, staff and students for use at UQ sites and on UQ-owned equipment. The licence is renewed annually on 1 August.

Use of ArcGIS outside Australia is restricted. Submit an IT request to discuss use outside Australia.

You can download and read the ESRI Licence Terms and Conditions (UQ login required) (PDF, 413.6 KB).

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