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USC faculty, postdoctoral research associates, and staff can purchase an educational license package for $100.00 per seat per year, which includes the following: ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and the extension bundles for all three software. Other software may be purchased at the educational site license rates listed below.
To make a purchase, please email Andrea Macko, Spatial Sciences Institute budget/business analyst from your usc.edu email account indicating the product(s) and quantity you wish to purchase, and whether you are purchasing a single use license or concurrent use license. A concurrent use license is for deployment on a license server for one user on multiple computers. She also may be reached at (213) 821-2193.
ArcGIS for Desktop
ArcGIS for Desktop includes two main applications for mapping, editing, and analysis: ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. ArcMap is a native 32-bit Windows application. ArcGIS Pro is the new 64-bit Windows application, used for GIS authoring, editing, analysis and geo-processing, to create, manage and share spatial data and is described further in conjunction with ArcGIS Online below.
ArcGIS for Desktop offers a wide range of optional extensions to expand the desktop software capabilities. For detailed information on these extensions, please visit ArcGIS for Desktop.
The extensions included in this bundle are:
- ArcGIS 3D Analyst for Desktop
- ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop
- ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst for Desktop
- ArcGIS Network Analyst for Desktop
- ArcGIS Publisher for Desktop
- ArcGIS Schematics for Desktop
- ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for Desktop
- ArcGIS Tracking Analyst for Desktop
- ArcGIS Data Interoperability for Desktop and Server*
- ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Desktop
*The Data Interoperability for Desktop and Server extension is available for teaching and research use only. For staff administrative use, separate Education Administrative Use licenses should be purchased directly from Esri. To purchase an Education Administrative Use license, please email Esri at email@example.com or call 1-800-447-9778.
ArcGIS Pro is the new 64-bit Windows application that is used for GIS authoring, editing, analysis and geoprocessing, to create, manage, and share geospatial data. ArcGIS Pro, like ArcGIS for Desktop (the 32-bit solution that it will replace in the next few years), offers a wide range of optional extensions to expand the desktop software capabilities.
The extensions currently available for ArcGIS Pro are:
- ArcGIS 3D Analyst
- ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- ArcGIS Network Analyst
- ArcGIS Workflow Manager
- ArcGIS Data Reviewer
- ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst
ArcGIS Online is a collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. You get access to ready-to-use maps, apps, and Esri’s secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers. You can think of it as a living digital atlas and also use it to extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Web APIs, and ArcGIS Runtime SDKs.
Viewed in these ways, an ArcGIS Online account provides access to a growing and dynamic repository of geographic data and geoprocessing tools.
The Spatial Sciences Institute currently hosts seven ArcGIS Online subscriptions for the following groups:
- Faculty and staff affiliated with the Spatial Sciences Institute
- Faculty and staff with primary appointments in other units of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
- Faculty and staff with primary appointments in the School of Architecture
- Faculty and staff with primary appointments in the Price School of Public Policy
- Faculty and staff with primary appointments in the Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Faculty and staff with primary appointment in one of the other USC schools
- Staff employed in USC Administrative offices
ArcGIS Online also provides a series of ready-to-use and premium apps for teaching and research use only. For staff administrative use, separate Education Administrative Use licenses should be purchased directly from Esri. To purchase an Education Administrative Use license, please email Esri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-447-9778.
- Map & 3D Scene Viewer
- Collector for ArcGIS
- Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
- Explorer for GIS
- Open Data
- Esri Maps for Office
- Esri Maps for SharePoint
- Esri Maps for IBM Cognos
- Esri Maps for MicroStrategy
- Esri Maps for Salesforce
- Esri Maps for Dynamics CRM
- Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
- Story Maps
- Web Application Templates
- Business Analyst Online
- Community Analyst
- GeoPlanner for ArcGIS
ArcGIS for Server
ArcGIS for Server is a GIS software that presents your geographic information to others with an Internet connection. The geographical information is presented through a combination of web services. You can receive and process requests sent by others via tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, and any other devices with Internet connectivity.
ArcGIS for Server is a 64-bit Windows server based application. USC faculty, postdoctoral research associates, and staff can purchase the base ArcGIS for Server (Enterprise Advanced Version (no extensions) for $300.00 per seat per year, or add all extensions for an additional $150.00 per seat per year.
The current ArcGIS for Server extensions are:
- ArcGIS 3D Analyst for Server
- ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Server (Windows only)
- ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server
- ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst for Server
- ArcGIS Image Extension for Server
- ArcGIS Network Analyst for Server
- ArcGIS Schematics for Server (Windows only)
- ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for Server
- ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Server
For more information regarding ArcGIS for Server, features, and extensions, please visit ArcGIS for Server site.
The Esri Business Analyst Extension
Business Analyst combine powerful geospatial analysis with U.S. national data to help users to make decisions based on business locations and consumer spending, demographic, socioeconomic, traffic and crime data. To learn more about Business Analyst, please visit the Business Analyst Extension site..
The Business Analyst extension needs to have the matching version of ArcGIS for Desktop software installed on the desktop for the application and data package to work.
Please note that this also is where the user finds Esri’s geocoding platform because these tools use Esri’s Premium Streets datasbase that is distributed as part of the Business Analyst extension.
USC faculty, postdoctoral research associates, and staff can purchase Business Analyst for Desktop for $50.00 per seat per year.
USC staff, faculty and student can purchase Business Analyst for Server for $200.00 per year.
The Business Analyst Extension at these campus site license rates are available for teaching and research use only. For staff administrative use, separate Education Administrative Use licenses should be purchased directly from Esri. To purchase an Education Administrative Use license, please email Esri at email@example.com or call 1-800-447-9778.
The Business Analyst Premium package includes subscriptions to Business Analyst Desktop, Business Analyst Online, and Community Analyst Online as well as the online report templates which accompany Business Analyst and Community Analyst Online. This package is available for purchase at $50 per seat per year.
ArcGIS for Mobile
ArcGIS for Mobile is a suite of mobile applications consisting of ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Windows Tablet, and ArcGIS for Smartphones and Tablets which effectively extend the power of GIS beyond the boundaries of an office, improving productivity and decision making process. For more information on ArcGIS for Mobile, please visit here.
ArcPad is a mobile field mapping and data collection software designed for GIS professionals and is available under the USC educational site license to USC faculty and postdoctoral research associates for teaching and research use only for $50.00 per seat per year. For staff administrative use, separate Education Administrative Use licenses should be purchased directly from Esri. To purchase an Education Administration Use license, please email Esri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-447-9778.
Both ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Windows Tablet and ArcGIS for Smartphones and Tablets extend ArcGIS Server capabilities to various mobile devices. 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.
These software packages can be downloaded from their respective online stores free-of-charge.
Esri CityEngine is a 3D modeling software specialized in the generation of 3D urban environments, providing users in architecture, urban planning, entertainment, 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 does not require to run in conjunction with ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server. CityEngine supports Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems. To learn more about CityEngine, please visit CityEngine
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. This extension bundle requires ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced. To learn more about these extensions, please visit here.
This extension bundle can be purchased at a cost of $50 per seat per year.
Esri Data and Workflows Solutions Extension Bundle
This set of ArcGIS for Desktop extension bundle allows users to easily work with different data formats, to improve data quality, convert maps and data to share with a wide range of users and to better manage GIS tasks and resources.
This extension bundle includes ArcGIS Data Interoperability, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, ArcGIS Publisher and ArcGIS Workflow Manager. This extension bundle requires ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced. To learn more about these extensions, please visit Esri.
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 faculty and staff can purchase Clark Lab’s TerrSet single-seat academic license at a low price of $675.00. Clark Labs requires academic verification and educational software licenses may not be used for commercial purposes. Faculty and staff can purchase directly from Clark Labs using this link: https://clarklabs.org/buy/. Make sure to choose the download option to avoid the shipping fee.
Clark Labs has TerrSet tutorial videos available on its YouTube channel.
USC faculty and staff who purchase ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro concurrent licenses have the choice to use the Spatial Sciences Institute's license manager at a cost of $100.00 per year.
USC faculty and staff who purchase ArcGIS Server can elect to have the Spatial Sciences Institute host ArcGIS Server in the Institute's cloud. The setup fee is $400.00 with an annual maintenance fee of $150.00. The purchaser has to provide Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL licenses.
The Spatial Sciences Institute offers map service hosting to the USC community. The costs depend upon the hours needed to complete the project, with an annual maintenance fee of $150.00.