The Faculty of Forestry manages the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software from ESRI.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software

ESRI version 10 software includes ArcGIS’s ArcInfo and ArcView (ArcMap & ArcCatalog) ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcServer, ArcEngine and ArcPad. Free ESRI Virtual Campus courses are also available from Susan Hunt  This software is available in five packages;

$25. one year ArcInfo Student Edition (personal computers only, not owned by UBC)
$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) 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 ArcView includes Spatial, Geostatistical, Network, and 3D Analyst extensions. This software Registration Code can be purchased from our receptionist in room 2045, Forest Sciences Centre with $25.00 and presentation of your UBC card. 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.


The 10.5.1 version has to be downloaded from here.

Remember, you have to have a registration code in order to install the software.


NOTE: Detailed notes on how to install the Student Edition of ArcGIS 10 click here.


Researchers who cannot afford Esri software can apply for our Bursary to support their research by emailing Susan Hunt the UBC Esri site license administrator.



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