Software

Esri ArcGIS

Student version of ArcMap retired as of December, 2021

FOR STUDENT PERSONAL COMPUTERS

Current UBC students can purchase a one-year license to use Esri’s desktop GIS software on their personal computers (not owned by UBC). This $30 license includes ArcMap (ArcMap is being retired December 2021 and will no longer be available) or ArcGIS Pro desktop software and extensions. Access to free Esri online courses or Esri instructor training at a reduced cost is also available.

TO GET THE SOFTWARE:

  1. Purchase the software from the UBC Webstore. Eligible students will see ArcGIS as a purchase option in the software tab.
  2. Download and install the latest version of the software.
  3. Contact Forestry IT for access to ArcGIS Online.

PURCHASE ArcGIS SOFTWARE

This is a non-refundable, one computer only installation. The Student License is to be installed on personal computers only.

FOR UBC FACULTY AND DEPARTMENTAL PURCHASES

UBC staff, faculty, and departmental purchases of Esri’s software are available through the Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry.

This is our campus pricing for various installations of ArcGIS as of June, 2021

$1000. a year for any ESRI software (ArcGIS Pro, Server, …) but only on one computer,
$2500. a year but only ArcGIS Pro in a lab\research group installation, and
$5000. a year for unlimited copies of all ESRI software at your UBC unit.

The one-year Student Edition of ArcMap or Pro includes Spatial, Geostatistical, Network, and 3D Analyst extensions. This is a non-refundable, one computer only installation. Our campus license is for UBC owned computers only so the Student License is only for personal computers. This software has to be ordered on a per user basis so availability is limited. Class sets need to be ordered at least 2 months in advance. Accounts are disabled after one year and deleted after two years. Backup all your Online data on your local hard drive.

For more information contact Forestry IT.

ESRI

The Faculty of Forestry manages UBC licenses for Esri software, including ArcGIS Desktop, CityEngine, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS Desktop is Esri’s primary desktop GIS software and is available to UBC students, faculty, and staff at a number of computer labs on campus. For use on personal computers (Windows OS), 1-year license for Esri’s ArcGIS Student Edition software is also available to UBC students, faculty, and staff. See above for pricing.

UBC’s Esri ArcGIS Student Edition includes:

  • ArcMap
  • ArcCatalog
  • Spatial Analyst Extension
  • Network Analyst Extension
  • Geostatistical Analyst Extension
  • 3D Analyst Extension

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Desktop is Esri’s primary online mapping resource and is available to UBC students, faculty, and staff at a number of computer labs on campus.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Desktop is Esri’s primary desktop and online GIS software and is available to UBC students, faculty, and staff at a number of computer labs on campus.

MyEsri

MyEsri is a source for online learning available for free to all students at UBC who have an Esri online account. Accounts can be obtained by contacting Forestry IT

QGIS

QGIS is a free and open-source GIS software that runs on several operating systems including Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Android. This software is available to use in Koerner Library computer labs, or you can download the desired version from the QGIS website.

 

UBC GIS Contacts

Haitao Li
Geospatial Systems Analyst

Department of Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry

Room 2221
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Contact if you need help with UBC’s ESRI products and licensing.

EMAIL HAITAO

Paul Lesack
GIS Analyst

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
UBC Library

Room 218
Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Contact if you have questions about GIS and data or need assistance with Abacus.

EMAIL PAUL

Evan Thornberry
GIS Librarian

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
UBC Library

Room 219
Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Contact if you have questions about maps or GIS, or a related workshop or class session.

EMAIL EVAN

JOIN UBC’S GIS PUBLIC SLACK CHANNEL

If you use Slack and would like to participate in UBC’s GIS-related chatter, feel free to join our public Slack channel. You’ll need to sign up with your @ubc.ca email. Once you’re in, feel free to post!

JOIN THE UBC-GIS SLACK CHANNEL

SUBSCRIBE TO UBC’S GIS EMAIL LIST

Join UBC’s own email list to stay up to date with GIS-related news and events on campus! You’ll need to register with your email (not restricted to @ubc.ca emails) using the form linked to below, and follow the confirmation instructions. This is an open list, so you participate in the conversation – or just monitor the activity and stay anonymous. You can also cancel your list subscription at any time using the same link below.

SUBSCRIBE TO UBC’S GIS LIST

PROMOTE OUR HASHTAG – #UBCGIS

Whenever you have the chance, use the hashtag #UBCGIS to promote your thoughts, projects, or activities. Check out the hashtag #UBCGIS on Twitter or Instagram to connect with other GIS researchers or fans at UBC. Using #UBCGIS will let others see how GIS is being used at UBC, and just generally how great we are. Use the hashtag #UBCGIS to show off. That hashtag again is #UBCGIS.

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