ArcGIS on Campus


ArcGIS is available for non-commercial teaching and research use from the Central Computing Labs (Bldg 17) on the Main Campus.

These labs have AFTER HOURS AND WEEKEND ACCESS and ArcGIS is usually installed in Mercury (17.110B) and Hyperion (17.105).

There is no technical support for ArcGIS use in these labs, but the ArcGIS Help is very comprehensive, and you can check to see if you are eligible to register for SAL technical support here.

Building Sciences Teaching

The Spatial Teaching Lab (43.G06) in the Science Teaching Facility has the following specific software installed as of October 2021:

Data for course practical exercises are provided through Moodle.
If you cannot see the data for one of your courses, check that you have agreed to the Data Access Agreement covering the data required for that subject. If it is still a problem, talk to your instructors.

Want to take some GIS home with you?

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
is a free (Windows only) viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualise, and add your own data to a map.

You won’t be able to do what you can in our computer labs,
you can explore your data and make maps for your reports.

Please Note:
There is no support available for this software anymore – it is a retired product, but very easy to use and has more functionality than many people expect!