Site licensed ESRI software

See the attached file for the current list of site licensed software.


Site licensed software can be installed on UW-owned equipment only.


If you are a student, you can obtain a 1-year timeout version of ArcGIS from your GIS instructor. No other ESRI software is available for installation on student-owned computers under the site license (though you can purchase student versions from ESRI).

Best Practices for Installing ArcGIS Desktop on a Mac

From ESRI Canada a best practices document on how to install ArcGIS Desktop on a Mac:

Geocoding in King County

A description of why address ranges do not work for geocoding addresses in King County, and why you should use parcel address points instead.

2011 ESRI International User Conference

It is once again time to dole out the registrations to the ESRI user conference. One can't really beat "70 hours to hear brilliant ideas shared by leaders and peers."

Conference details:

To request a registration:

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, Updated for ArcGIS 10


Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology GIS Workshops

CSDE (Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology) offers several 3-hour GIS workshops every quarter, on a variety of topics and at a variety of skill levels, which are free to UW students, staff and faculty:


Some changes are underway at that may affect you

Some changes are underway at that may affect you.

In mid December the hardware hosting started to fail.

I've moved the content over to a different machine to provide stopgap coverage. Some of the content at may stay there, but most, if not all, of the interactive content will be migrating to That includes any forms associated with the ESRI site license, such as off-campus license requests, virtual campus

A New Site for ArcGIS Information at the UW

We're working on a new information portal for GIS related information at UW - especially related to the ESRI ArcGIS Site License. Stay tuned...!


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