Higher Education

Esri UK is committed to supporting teaching and research in Higher Education. Every aspect of higher education – teaching, learning, research and academic administration can benefit from ArcGIS and spatial thinking.

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Esri Chest Agreement


Higher Education institutions in the UK and Ireland can access Esri software through the Chest software agreement which is run through Eduserv. The Esri Chest agreement last for 3 years and the next agreement will commence on the 1st August 2017 and will run until the 31st July 2020. Below are the 3 site licences that are being offered for the next agreement. If you wish to sign your University up to the agreement, please click the Subscribe button for the option you want

Chest Educational Institutional Agreement
Indicative Annual Fee
(excluding VAT)
Option A
£8600
Option B
£5500
Option C
£2500
Products for Academic Use
ArcGIS Online Organisations * 25 @ 100 users
1 @ 2500 users
5 @ 100 users
1 @ 500 users
1 @ 400 users
1 @ 100 users
ArcGIS Named Users 0 Level 1
5000 Level 2
0 Level 1
1000 Level 2
0 Level 1
500 Level 2
ArcGIS Online credits 500 per Level 2 User
(2.5 million)
500 per Level 2 User
(500,000)
500 per Level 2 User
(250,000)
ArcGIS Concurrent Use Licences 5000 1000 500
Desktop Applications ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions
ArcMap Advanced + Extension
City Engine
5000
Advanced
1000
Advanced
500
Advanced
ArcGIS Pro Extensions: 3D Analyst, Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and Workflow Manager
ArcMap Extensions including the following extensions: 3D Analyst, Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Tracking Analyst, Workflow Manager, Publisher, Schematics, ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports, ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting, ArcGIS for Maritime Bathymetry, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, Esri Defense Mapping, Esri Production Mapping, Esri Roads & Highways
Apps for Office **
Yes - Tied to named user Yes - Tied to named user Yes - Tied to named user
Apps for the Field **
Collector, Survey 123 etc.
Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
Apps for Community **
Storymaps, OpenData etc.
Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced
+ Extensions
100 Base Deployments 20 Base Deployments 10 Base Deployments
ArcGIS Enterprise Extensions: Schematics, 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Data Reviewer, Workflow Manager, ArcGIS for Maritime, Esri Defense Mapping, Esri Production Mapping, Esri Roads & Highways, Image Server, GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server
ArcGIS Enterprise Named Users Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Developer Subscriptions ***
Enterprise Plan (Pricing)
100 20 10
Additional User Pack N/A 500 additional users
for £500 plus VAT
(max of 3 packs)
N/A
Products for Administrative Use
ArcGIS Online Organisations 1 1 1
ArcGIS Named Users 100 at Level 2 20 at Level 2 10 at Level 2
ArcGIS Online Credits 500 per Level 2 User 500 per Level 2 User 500 per Level 2 User
Desktop Applications
ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions
ArcMap Advanced + Extensions
City Engine
100
Advanced
20
Advanced
10
Advanced
ArcGIS Pro Extensions: 3D Analyst, Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and Workflow Manager
ArcMap Extensions including the following extensions: 3D Analyst, Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Tracking Analyst, Workflow Manager, Publisher, Schematics, ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports, ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting, ArcGIS for Maritime Bathymetry, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, Esri Defense Mapping, Esri Production Mapping, Esri Roads & Highways
Apps for Office ** Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
Yes
Tied to Named User
Apps for the Field **
Collector, Survey 123 etc.
100 Level 2
Tied to AGOL Org
20 Level 2
Tied to AGOL Org
10 Level 2
Tied to AGOL Org
Apps for Community **
Storymaps, OpenData etc.
Yes
Tied to AGOL Org
Yes
Tied to AGOL Org
Yes
Tied to AGOL Org
ArcGIS for Enterprise 1 Base Deployments 1 Base Deployments 1 Base Deployments
ArcGIS Enterprise Extensions: Schematics, 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Data Reviewer, Workflow Manager, ArcGIS for Maritime, Esri Defense Mapping, Esri Production Mapping, Esri Roads & Highways, Image Server, GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server
ArcGIS Enterprise Named Users Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Yes
Tied to Named User allocation
Developer Subscriptions ***
Enterprise Plan (Pricing)
100 20 10
* - Quantity at initial delivery. Customer may request additional subscriptions and re-assign Named Users among subscriptions.
** - for a full list of apps included in each section, please see the Apps Table
*** - does not include complimentary Developer Summit registration
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ArcGIS Online

Your Gateway for Web Mapping

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  • Extensive collection of reusable content
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The Future of Desktop GIS

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Low-Cost Access to ArcGIS

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  • Mobile learning on personal devices
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Frequently Asked Questions


What is happening to Single Use and Concurrent Licences?

Esri is moving to a Named User based licence model. To help transition to this new model, universities will be provided with Concurrent Use Licences for ArcGIS Desktop for ALL 3 Years of this agreement. The number of Concurrent Use licences will match the named user allocation of the licence option. So universities on Option C will receive 500 concurrent use licences while Option A will receive 5000 concurrent use licences.

Concurrent Use licences will not be offered beyond 1st August 2020 so it is important to plan your institutions transition during this 3 year licence period.

Are Concurrent Use Licences available for ArcGIS Pro?
Yes. These have been added to the licence to aid the transition to ArcGIS Pro. This means you can provision the software across your open access labs in the same way you have provisioned ArcMap. However, we strongly encouraged to transition to the Named User Licence model.
What are Apps?

Esri refers to any user application as an app. So ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro and City Engine are Apps. The term app would also cover mobile apps such as Collector for ArcGIS and Survey 123.

Most apps (with the exception of ArcMap and CityEngine) will be accessed through a login. The user would have to have a Named User identity that is associated the universities.

Desktop Apps Apps for the Field Apps for the Office Apps for Community
ArcMap Collector for ArcGIS Maps for Office StoryMaps
+ Extensions Survey123 Business Analyst Online OpenData
+ Data Interoperability Workforce Power BI Contigurable Apps
ArcGIS Pro Ops Dashboard Community Analyst Crowdsource Manager
+ Extensions Navigator (not included) MapView Crowdsource Reporter
City Engine Drone2Map (not included) SceneView Crowd Source Polling
(for more details - highered@esriuk.com) ArcGIS Earth
Geoplanner
Insights
    Desktop Apps:
  • ArcMap
  • + Extensions
  • + Data Interoperability
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • + Extensions
  • City Engine
    Apps for the Field:
  • Collector for ArcGIS
  • Survey123
  • Workforce
  • Ops Dashboard
  • Navigator (not included)
  • Drone2Map (not included)
  • (for more details - highered@esriuk.com)
    Apps for the Office:
  • Maps for Office
  • Power BI
  • Community Analyst
  • MapView
  • SceneView
  • ArcGIS Earth
  • Geoplanner
  • Insights
    Apps for Community:
  • StoryMaps
  • OpenData
  • Configurable Apps
  • Crowdsource Manager
  • Crowdsource Reporter
  • Crowdsource Polling
What is a named user?
A named user is an identity given to a user by an organisation which grants them access to Esri’s apps.
Why do I need to be a named user?
Users need an identity in order to access apps such as ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro and mobile apps. The named user is explicitly associated with the organisation (the university) and gets access to applications for which the university is licenced.
What about Desktop applications?
Desktop applications such as ArcGIS Pro already require users to have a named user identity from an Organisation. This authentication will most likely be implemented in ArcMap and the name user model will replace Single Use and Concurrent Use licencing.
What are the advantages of the named user licence model?

The named user model has a number of advantages, including:

  • Users get access to both desktop and web applications
  • Named Users identities tie together desktop, web and mobile GIS applications through a cloud based GIS data storage provision which is built into ArcGIS Online
  • Users are licenced rather than hardware so it is easier to allow staff and students to have Esri software on their personal computers
  • Named User Identities can be tied to institutions single sign on system reducing administrative overheads
How do I add Named Users?
Named Users are managed through ArcGIS Online. If you are an admin you will be able to invite users either individually or in bulk through a CSV file. In addition, it is possible to enable Enterprise access to ArcGIS Online through setting up a link with your institutional login. A user will then automatically be given a Named User identity the first time they try to login to ArcGIS Online via the Enterprise Login option.
How do I set up Enterprise Login for ArcGIS Online?
More information on how to enable Enterprise Login with ArcGIS Online will follow in due course. However, you will find basic information here
How do I access software?
Software applications that install on your PC, such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro or CityEngine, and server applications should be downloaded through MyEsri.
What is a Departmental lab pack?
A Departmental Lab Pack is designed for a university or institution that does not have a Site Licence but needs a smaller set of ArcGIS licences. The Departmental Lab pack offers the basic applications such as Desktop and ArcGIS Online.
What is Administrative Use?
Administrative use is any use by the university that is not teaching or research and that would be to either run or promote the university. This could include estate management or deriving business intelligence from data that the university hold on its students.
How might a university use Esri software for Administrative Purposes?

There are many ways in which a university could apply Esri software for administrative purposes. These include:

  • Smart facilities management
  • BIM
  • Analysing admissions and graduates
  • Deriving business intelligence from university data
To discuss how your institution may be able to utilise Esri software for Administrative use, please contact highered@esriuk.com
Commercial Use?
The education licence does not cover commercial use. This means commercial training, consultancy, selling plugins or applications developed using esri software and anything that is a paid for service. If a university wants to explore any of these activities they should contact highered@esriuk.com and discuss a licence that would allow them to do so.
How would I replicate software as a service implemented with Concurrent Use Licences?
As the Named User Licence model licences the user and not the computer, it is possible to deploy any ArcGIS application which has a login on any university machine. For a user to be able to access the software application they must have a Named User identity.
Can I allow students to install software on their personal computers?
You can allow staff and students to install ArcGIS application which have a login on their laptops. For the staff member or student to be able to access the application they will require a named user identity.
In addition, 1 Year Student licences will be available for at least the 1st academic year of this agreement.
Can ArcGIS Applications which have login be used offline?
Yes they can. The administrator can enable offline access and set the maximum duration that off line access persists before a user is required to login with an internet connection.
What is ArcGIS Developer Subscription?

The ArcGIS Developer Subscription enables users to explore and develop on the ArcGIS Platform. This is ideal for developers in research teams or advanced GIS students who are customising applications through code and APIs.

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