Software

Esri ArcGIS

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 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 March, 2020

$500. a year but only ArcView (Basic) in a lab installation of up to 60 computers,
$500. a year but only ArcEditor (Standard) on one computer,
$1000. a year for any ESRI software (Advanced, Server, …) but only on one computer,
$2500. a year but only ArcInfo (Advanced) and Pro in a lab 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

For more information contact 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.