ArcGIS is a suite of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software that allows for the managing, analyzing, and visualizing of geographic data.

How to Get ArcGIS (ESRI)

The UW site license for ArcGIS is managed by the Social Sciences division of the College of Arts and Science. They provide more information on how to download and install ArcGIS at the following link:

Learn more about ArcGIS

Quick Facts

Available for

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


PC, Linux


Free for UW Faculty, Staff, and Students for non-commercial use only.


  • Free
  • Free for Students
  • Mapping