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To purchase any of the proprietary software listed here, please email Andrea Macko, SSI budget/business analyst, or call her at (213) 821-2193.

Esri Business Analyst for Desktop

Esri Business Analyst for Desktop combines powerful geospatial analysis with US national data to help users to make decisions based on business locations and consumer spending and demographic, socioeconomic, traffic and crime data. Esri Business Analyst for Desktop needs to have the matching version of ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced software installed on the desktop for the application and data package to work. To learn more about Business Analyst, please visit here.

Please note that this also is where the user finds Esri’s geocoding platform because these tools use Esri’s Premium Streets database that is distributed as part of the Business Analyst extension.

You can purchase Business Analyst for Desktop for $50.00 per seat per year.

Esri CityEngine

Esri CityEngine is a 3D modeling software for the generation of 3D urban environments, providing users in architecture, urban planning, entertainment, the spatial sciences, and general 3D production a unique conceptual design and modeling solution for the efficient creation of 3D cities and buildings. CityEngine is a stand-alone desktop software that supports the Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems. Learn more about CityEngine on the Esri City Engine site.

For research and educational purposes, you can purchase CityEngine at a cost of $50 per seat per year.

Esri Mapping and Charting Solutions Extension Bundle

This industry-focused ArcGIS extension bundle includes ArcGIS Aeronautical (Airports and Charting), ArcGIS for Maritime (Bathymetry, Charting), Esri Defense Mapping, Esri Production Mapping, and Esri Roads and Highways. To learn more about these extensions, please visit

This extension bundle can be purchased at a cost of $50 per seat per year.

Clark Labs - The TerrSet Constellation

TerrSet provides an unprecedented set of tools for monitoring and modeling the Earth system. IDRISI was the first GIS and Image Processing System specifically developed for a microcomputer platform. Over the decades that followed, IDRISI has matured into a research grade system for geographic analysis with ground breaking developments in areas such as multi-criteria/multi-objective decision making, machine learning and time-series analysis. The IDRISI collection of nearly 300 program modules provide the basis for a large number and variety of geospatial analytical operations that can be choreographed with the assistance of a variety of graphical and programmatic modeling tools.

The full TerrSet constellation includes eight components. The first two general-purpose toolsets are the core of TerrSet:

  • IDRISI GIS Analysis
  • IDRISI Image Processing

The remaining components are vertical applications focused on a specific task sequence to monitor and model the Earth system:

  • The Land Change Modeler (LCM)
  • The Earth Trends Modeler (ETM)
  • The Habitat and Biodiversity Modeler (HBM)
  • The Ecosystem Services Modeler (ESM)
  • The Climate Change Adaptation Modeler (CCAM)
  • GeOSIRIS – a special tool for national level REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) planning.

Current USC students have two low cost options to get TerrSet licenses:

  • Student License ($99.00) does not expire.
  • Student Starter ($49.00) expires in one year.

Students can purchase directly from Clark Labs using this link: Make sure to choose the download option to avoid the shipping fee.

Clark Labs has TerrSet tutorial videos available on its YouTube channel.