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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is anything that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.

The UH Library is committed to partnering with students, faculty, research centers, staff, and campus IT departments to ensure that every UH researcher has access to the hardware, software, and support to integrate GIS in their research areas and course curriculum.

ESRI ArcGIS Software

ArcGIS is state-of-the-art proprietary GIS Software. It is available in the UH Libraries Learning Commons.

ArcGIS for Desktop software is a Windows-only applicationSee below to obtain the software for additional computers.
Non-UH Home Personal Computer

Request ArcGIS for Desktop 12-Month Student License

UH-Owned Computers

All requests for installations of ArcGIS for Desktop on UH-owned computers, contact:

Jay Krishnan, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Website