Esri GIS Software
The Spatial Sciences Institute administers the campus site license agreement with Esri that allows for an unlimited number of seats (licenses) so long as: (1) the software is used for USC-specific academic or administrative purposes, and (2) the software installations are restricted to computers owned or controlled by the university.
Our goal is simple – we want to promote and support spatial thinking, analysis, modeling and visualization in all of its various forms across the university. The Esri campus site license provides a rich array of extensible geospatial resources and is paid for by the USC community that uses it based on the price list reproduced below. The more users, the lower the cost, and the prices are revised annually to accommodate changes in use and the ways in which the various geospatial tools and data are bundled by Esri.
ArcGIS Online is Esri’s cloud GIS platform that enables faculty to incorporate meaningful GIS use in large-enrollment classes with minimal impact on their workload or the institution’s IT staff and infrastructure. In addition, subscriptions to ArcGIS Online will allow faculty and students to publish intelligent web maps and make them widely available without calling on or requiring in-house server infrastructure and technical expertise. Faculty should contact Leilani Banks in the Spatial Sciences Institute (email@example.com; (213) 821-2193) to learn more about these opportunities.
ArcGIS; $125 per seat per year (single or concurrent licenses; no extensions) plus $75 per seat per year for all of the available extensions.1, 2
Business Analyst Premium Extension – National Dataset plus Community Analyst Standard Plus; $75 per seat per year (single or concurrent licenses).
1 The current ArcGIS extensions are: Spatial Analyst,3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Publisher, Schematics, Network Analyst, Tracking Analyst,Workflow Manager, and Data Interoperability.3
2 USC students can obtain a free, 12-month copy of ArcGIS 10.x with extensions from Esri (once we have authenticated their student status and so long as they have an Internet connection to facilitate the download of the required components in a series of small packages) or on a CD. Students should contact Melissa Salido in the Spatial Sciences Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org, 213-740-5910) to pursue one or other of these options.
3 The Data Interoperability extension is available for teaching and research use only. Separate Education Administrative Use licenses are available as well.
ArcPad; $50 per seat per year (single use license).4
ArcGIS Mobile (free).5
4 ArcPad is a mobile field mapping and data collection software designed for GIS professionals and is available under the Campus Site License for teaching and research use only. Administrative use requires the purchase of a separate Education Administrative Use license.
5 The ArcGIS App for Smartphones and Tablets lets you navigate maps, collect and report data, and perform GIS analysis. It is a part of the ArcGIS system and provides additional opportunities to: (a) discover content by browsing map galleries from ArcGIS Online or leverage services from your existing enterprise GIS; (b) display maps and capture information; (c) develop a custom application or brand your own application specific to your business needs; and (d) extend your GIS to a wider audience.
ArcGIS Server (Enterprise Advanced Version); $400 per year (single license; no extensions) plus $250 per year for all of the available extensions.6
Business Analyst for Server Extension with Data; $250 per seat per year (single license)
6 The current ArcGIS Server extensions are: 3D, Geostatistical, Analyst, Image, Network7, Spatial, ArcGIS Windows Manager, and Data Interoperability.3
7 No data are included with the ArcGIS Server Network extension.
ArcGIS Mapping and Charting Solutions Extension bundle ($50 per seat per year).8
ArcLogistics with TomTom European and North American Data ($50 per seat per year).9
Esri CityEngine ($100 per seat per year).10
Esri Production Mapping Extension ($50 per seat per year).
8 This bundle includes the Esri Production Mapping, Esri Aeronautical, Esri Defense Mapping, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting and ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry.
9 The TomTom Data bundled with ArcLogistics may only be used for teaching and research purposes.
10 Esri CityEngine provides users in architecture, urban planning, entertainment, the spatial sciences, and general 3D production with a unique conceptual design and modeling solution for the efficient creation of 3D cities and buildings. This product can be deployed with Windows 32- and 64-bit, MAC, and Linux.
Esri Data Products
Business Analyst Online (free for use by USC faculty, staff and students).11, 12
Business Analyst Online API (free for use by USC faculty, staff and students).11, 12
Community Analyst Online API (free for use by USC faculty, staff and students).11, 12
Esri Demographic and Lifestyle Data (free for use by USC faculty, staff and students).13, 14
11 These data products may only be used for teaching purposes.
12 A subscription must be activated here for individual USC faculty, staff, and students to access Business Analyst Online and individuals will be able to access the Business Analyst and Community Analyst APIs using the same Esri Global IDs.
13 These data include the American Community Survey (ACS), Census 2010, Esri Updated Demographics, Esri Consumer Spending and Esri Tapestry Segmentation, and cover the entire U.S. and all available geographies.
14 These products are delivered on DVDs and are distributed in a similar fashion.
Esri Virtual Courses
Many short (i.e., 2-4 hour), web-based course modules modeled on the key workflows that Esri users employ are available free-of-charge to USC faculty, staff, and students under the general terms of the Esri Campus Site License.
Further Help / Contacts
USC departments and faculty can purchase Esri software from Leilani Banks in the Spatial Sciences Institute (email@example.com, 213-821-2193).
USC faculty, staff, and students can get further directions for accessing the Esri data products and the Virtual Campus courses by contacting Melissa Salido in the Spatial Sciences Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org; 213-740-5910).
USC students can get further directions for accessing ArcGIS 10.1 Esri software free-of-charge by contacting Melissa Salido (email@example.com) in the Spatial Sciences Institute.
Those with technical questions or needing additional help with installation should submit their request to firstname.lastname@example.org for proper routing.
Patches and Service Packs for ArcGIS can be found at http://resources.arcgis.com/content/patches-and-service-packs
Last updated, 24 January 2013