Esri ArcGIS Site License

ArcGIS Pro & ArcGIS Online
Powerful mapping software for research, teaching, and operations.

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UCSF participates in the UC-wide Esri educational site license agreement. Through this license agreement a selection of Esri software products are available to UCSF students and employees with a valid and active employee ID. Esri products are intended for teaching, research, and restricted administrative use.

License Overview

Esri provides guidance on how their software and data can be used at a higher education institution. GIS software is appropriate for teaching, research, community service, and adminstrative use. Because it is sometimes unclear whether a particular use is permitted under the education licensing or may require a commercial license, Esri has developed a rubric for determining permitted use.

Esri Education License Rubric

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Core Products

The information below reflects the unique UCSF Esri Education License agreement. Available products are negotiated each year and are subject to change.

Products: ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) | ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Pro icon  ArcGIS Pro + Extensions

ArcGIS Pro is the premier desktop product from Esri that integrates seamlessly with ArcGIS Online. Manage spatial and tabular data, perform analysis, publish print maps or publish maps and feature services to ArcGIS Online (see below).


  • Analysis: 3D Analyst, Business Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Image Analyst, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and more.
  • Workflow: Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Publisher, Workflow Manager

Licensing & OS

  • Advanced; requires a name-user account and a valid/active UCSF employee ID; User must request access
  • OS: Windows only,64-bit | System Requirements

ArcGIS Online icon  ArcGIS Online + Apps & Premium Apps

ArcGIS Online is Esri's SaaS or web services product. View spatial data, access the Living Atlas, create web maps, create applications, and peform analysis.

Core & Premium Applications

  • Core: Living Atlas, Story Maps, Web Templates, Operation Dashboard, Web AppBuilder, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, Quick Capture, Maps for Office, Maps for Power BI
  • Premium: ArcGIS Business Analyst Web, ArcGIS Community Analyst, ArcGIS Insights, GeoPlanner for ArcGIS; 3rd party apps upon approval.

Licensing, Default User Setting, and OS:

  • Licensing: Requires a name-user account and a valid/active employee ID; User must request access.
  • Default User Settings: "Creator" User Type with "Publisher" Role and 5,000 credits
  • OS: Any modern web-browser | Supported Browsers

NOTE: Esri announced the end-of-life for ArcGIS Desktop/ArcMap and no further releases will be provided. This product is no longer available by request at UCSF.