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GIS Software and Data for Libraries

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Our educational license options offer unique programs that allow libraries to acquire GIS software and data.

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Esri offers a variety of GIS software and data packages that libraries can use to meet the needs of patrons, students, librarians, and administrators.

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ArcGIS for Desktop

ArcGIS for Desktop is a complete desktop GIS package with tools for mapping, analysis, data editing, and map publishing. ArcGIS for Desktop is widely used by students for research projects and by library administrators for managing operations. It includes geographic data layers such as political boundaries, water bodies, streets, and census boundaries, as well as imagery and other basemaps. ArcGIS extensions provide specialized tools for more sophisticated GIS analysis and enhance ArcGIS for Desktop capabilities. Product details

ArcGIS Explorer

ArcGIS Explorer is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that allows you to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. With ArcGIS Explorer, you can access ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers, and add photos, reports, videos, and other information to your maps. Product details

ArcGIS Web Mapping

Web Mapping APIs allow you to develop rich, interactive applications using JavaScript, Flex, or Silverlight. You can embed your applications in web pages or launch stand-alone web applications from any web page. Choose from a variety of basemaps and add your own content or add GeoRSS feeds. Code samples and sample applications are provided for each of the APIs (Flex, Silverlight, JavaScript). Best of all, use of the Web Mapping APIs is free for educational purposes. Product details

ArcGIS for Server

ArcGIS for Server is a comprehensive web-based GIS for spatial data management, map publishing, and analysis. ArcGIS for Server lets you centrally manage geodata throughout your institution and publish fast, easy-to-use web maps. Product details

ArcGIS for Server Image Extension

The ArcGIS for Server Image extension provides fast access to and visualization of large quantities of file-based imagery—processed on the fly and on demand. Output imagery can be displayed instantly for a number of users working simultaneously, without the need to preprocess the data and load it into a database management system. Product details

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is a family of Web-based products and resources that enhance and extend the ArcGIS user experience. ArcGIS Online content provides ready-to-use street maps and imagery hosted and maintained by Esri. ArcGIS Online provides users with the capability to share and find geographic information including maps, layers, and tools. Product details

Esri Demographic and Business Data

Esri Data provides demographic characteristics, consumer expenditures, and lifestyle segmentation in a number of formats at a range of scales from census block group details to statewide summaries. Esri Data appears in a number of products, including the Business Analyst and ArcGIS Online, and is also available as customized data files with your choice of variables. Product details

Esri Business Analyst

The Esri Business Analyst suite, with extensive business, demographic, consumer, and nationwide street data, provide sophisticated business analysis tools in web applications, on mobile phones, and on your desktop computer. Business Analyst helps you understand the demographics of your market, answer questions about who is most likely to use your services, and market special programs and events to specific audiences. Product details

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