Spatial Analysis Tools

Summary (what you get):

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has access to ESRI ArcGIS Pro for desktop and associated resources for working with spatial data through a campus-wide education license. Both desktop software and online mapping tools are available, including the Community Analyst (demographic analysis) and Business Analyst (market research) tools. The ESRI software tool platform, ArcGIS, is a commercial GIS software tool that is widely used to display and examine spatial data. In addition to ESRI desktop tools, users can also share created data on the Internet using ArcServer and ArcGIS Online for Organizations software.

Services Included

ArcGIS Pro Desktop Software

The ESRI ArcGIS Pro desktop software is installed to all campus computers that run the Windows platform. This includes the Mac computers in Lib1002 (MM lab), which operate on the Windows platforms. The software can also be found on all Windows computers on the first floor of the library and in Rosenberg 009.

Our license for ArcGIS includes the following extensions:

  • 3d Analyst
  • ArcScan
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Maplex
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Schematics
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Tracking Analyst

Related Software Tools

ArcGIS may require access to other software applications in order to complete tasks within ArcGIS such as creating maps and completing analyses. To maximize usage of ArcGIS, the following software should also be installed on the same computer:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign

When you receive it

The ArcGIS Pro desktop software can be installed to a PC computer (not available on Mac unless the Mac has been enabled to run Windows).

Installing the software to campus (faculty and staff) and personal machines

For faculty and staff computers: submit a ticket to the Help Desk to have ArcGIS for Desktop installed.

For student computers:

  1. Submit a ticket to the Help Desk to have ArcGIS for Desktop installed
  2. After 1-3 days, the Help Desk will give you an activation code
  3. Proceed to the ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial site:
  4. On the ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial site, look for the Register for a Free Trial area, and create an ESRI account
  5. After creating an ESRI account, submit the confirmation code from HWS IT Services to activate the software
  6. Install the software from the ESRI site

ArcGIS Online for Organizations

HWS ArcGIS Online for Organizations may be accessed here:

ArcGIS Online for Organizations is an ESRI tool that allows users to share custom spatial datasets on the Internet.

This resource is available to any GIS or non-GIS user, making it a good option for occasional use. To learn more, reach out to the Digital Learning Team. To have an account created for you, please submit a Help Desk request. An e-mail will be sent to individual users notifying them that their account is ready and can be accessed.

ESRI Community and Business Analyst

Community and Business online extensions provide a custom set of analysis tools designed to manipulate and generate maps, reports and other visualizations of demographic data and business data. This resource is available through the Internet on all platforms. Access is limited and requires that an account be created and access granted by an administrator.

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