GeoSpatial Software Resources

GeoData Center provides licenses and support for ESRI ArcGIS and other GeoSpatial software packages.


ArcGIS for Students

Registered UWF students are eligible for a free one-year student license of ArcGIS Desktop for their own computers.

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ArcGIS for Faculty & Staff

ESRI ArcGIS software is available to all UWF employees under the GeoData Center site license.

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UWF is the only University in Florida designated as an ESRI Development Center.

ESRI Site License

The GeoData Center maintains a full ESRI ArcGIS site license for the use of the UWF community. Software access is made available at no-cost* for students, instructors, researchers and staff.

The site license includes the full ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced suite, ArcGIS for Server Enterprise, ESRI Developer Network products, CityEngine, ArcPad, ESRI supplied data and a limited ArcGIS Online organizational subscription. See the ESRI Education Site License PDF or contact us for a complete list of products, features and extensions available. ESRI products are available for use in the GeoData Center Lab facility and the John C Pace Library Skylab (ArcGIS Desktop only) or by request from Center staff.

In addition to software, we recieve free access to training resources including ESRI Virtual Campus online training courses and SpatiaLabs

* Contributions towards annual license maintenance cost may be requested for certain revenue generating activities. Other non-educational uses may be prohibited by the terms of our license agreement. Please contact us before using this software for uses other than instruction or research. Otherwise go for it!


Other Software Titles

GeoData Center also maintains licenses for ERDAS IMAGINE (remote sensing and image processing), Clark Labs IDRISI Taiga (GeoSpatial modeling and analysis) and Trimble Pathfinder Office (GPS mapping and correction).  Licenses for these titles are limited and are only available in the GIS Laboratory. Researchers requiring use of these packages away from our facilities are encouraged to contact us for assistance in acquiring licenses.

Additional Software Resources

Microsoft Dreamspark Program allows FREE access to professional developer and designer software to students.
QGIS is a free open-source GIS
with much of the same functionality as expensive commercial packages.
Open Street Map is an open, community-built web map.
ArcGIS Explorer is a free program by ESRI for viewing GIS data.
Several tools are available free from ASU GeoDA Center.

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