GIS for Libraries and Museums

GIS Software and Data for Museums

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Special Education Licenses

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

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Esri offers a variety of GIS software and data packages that museums can use to meet the needs of visitors, scientists, exhibit designers, 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 scientists for research projects and by museum 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 for Server

ArcGIS for Server is a comprehensive Wwb-based GIS for interactive mapping, spatial data management, and analysis. ArcGIS for Server supports a range of clients, including web browsers, mobile computing devices, and traditional desktop applications to deliver maps and geographic data to both casual and advanced users. 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 Online

ArcGIS Online is a family of web-based products and resources that enhance and extend the ArcGIS user experience. ArcGIS Online 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

ArcGIS for Windows Mobile

ArcGIS for Windows Mobile delivers mapping and data collection capabilities to the field on a range of mobile devices including smart phones and tablet PCs. With real-time GPS integration, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile can be used for both navigation/way finding and data collection. Data collected with ArcGIS for Windows Mobile can be shared in real-time. Product details

ArcGIS for iOS

ArcGIS for iOS allows you to navigate maps, collect data, and perform analysis on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch platform. It includes a free app for viewing maps and an API for creating customized apps with your brand. Product details


ArcPad provides GIS for handheld mobile devices and is ideal for field research and data collection. With real-time GPS integration, ArcPad can be used for both navigation/way finding and data collection. ArcPad can also share data with ArcGIS for Desktop, allowing you to bring field data back to the lab for more thorough analysis and mapping. 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 visit your institution or become a member, and market special programs and events to specific audiences. Product details

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