Software

Esri ArcGIS

Student version of ArcMap is retired.

FOR STUDENT PERSONAL COMPUTERS

Registered UBC students can purchase a one-year ArcGIS Online Account and ArcGIS software license on their personal computers (not owned by UBC) for courses and other learning activities. It should NOT be used for research or other non-teaching UBC business. This $20 license includes 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:

This is a non-refundable installation. The Student License is to be installed on personal computers only.  Contact Forestry IT for more information.

FOR UBC FACULTY AND DEPARTMENTAL PURCHASES

UBC staff, faculty, instructor, researcher and departmental purchases of Esri’s software are available through the Faculty of Forestry.

This is our non-student UBC business use (research and administrative use) campus pricing for various installations of ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online Accounts as of April, 2022

$125. a year only on one computer,
$500. a year for maximum 5 member research group,
$2000. a year for maximum 25 members in a teaching lab, and
$5000. a year for unlimited copies of all ESRI software at your UBC unit.

ArcGIS Pro includes Spatial, Geostatistical, Network, and 3D Analyst and other extensions. This is non-refundable. Our campus license is for UBC owned computers mostly, reasonable requests for personally owned devices will be granted. Class sets need to be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance. Expired (non-renewed) accounts are disabled, account deleted a year after expiration and data archived for a few more years, or until space is needed. Advisable to maintain a backup copy all your Online data on your localstorage device.

For more information:UBCV:  contact Forestry IT
UBCO:  contact UBCO Helpdesk

ESRI

The Faculty of Forestry manages UBC licenses for Esri software, including ArcGIS Pro, CityEngine, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) is not longer supported or licensed.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro 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 student personal computers (Windows OS) for courses and self-paced learning, 1-year license for Esri’s ArcGIS Student Edition software is also available to UBC students. See above for pricing.

UBC’s Esri ArcGIS Student Edition includes:

  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcCatalog
  • Spatial Analyst Extension
  • Network Analyst Extension
  • Geostatistical Analyst Extension
  • 3D Analyst Extension, and others

 

Prerequisites

Windows 10 or 11 (Windows only application) and Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.5 – Windows x64. No native Mac edition is available.

Hardware –  recommended 4 core CPU (minimum 2 cores), recommended 32 GB ram (minimum 8 GB), recommended dedicated graphics of 4 GB or more GPU Ram, minimum: DirectX 11, feature level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0, minimum: OpenGL 4.3 with the ARB_clip_control and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extensions and a recommended 1080p or higher screen resolution.

ArcGIS Online Account

ArcGIS Online account gives access to Esri’s online mapping and the ability to share maps over the Internet.

MyEsri

MyEsri is available through the ArcGIS Online account and is a source for online learning available for free to all students at UBC.

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.

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!

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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.

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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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