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Detailed description

ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps, data and analytical models, and geographic information. It is used for: creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database.

Given the importance of ArcGIS to government and the private sector, the college offers a program whereby a student can earn a certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies.  Organizations use ArcGIS for:

  • Planning and Analysis
  • Asset/Data Management
  • Operational Awareness
  • Field Workforce

The Trimble Suite can provide users with the GPS Analyst extension for the ArcGIS software if desired.

How to request

For use on University owned computers:

Please contact CFC IT (QSG) at

For use on personal computers: 

Students can pick up an evaluation copy of ArcGIS from QSG. The evaluation copy times out after one year. 


There may be a charge for the full program.  Please contact CFC IT (QSG) at for more information.


UM Students and Employees


Forestry 202

Primary owner

The University has a site license for ArcGIS.  QSG has information on the license restrictions.