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ArcGIS Platform


Leading colleges and universities use the latest technologies. ArcGIS provides educators, students, and staff with a comprehensive platform for mapping, analysing, and sharing their data.

ArcGIS Online

Gateway for web mapping

Easy map authoring and sharing

Extensive collection of reusable content

Spatial analysis in the cloud

ArcGIS Pro

The future of desktop GIS

Modern, high-performance technology

Familiar and intuitive user interface

Advanced cartography and analytics

ArcGIS Enterprise

Next generation GIS Server

An enterprise GIS portal

Adding big data and imagery capabilities

Technology graduates need to know

Education Licensing

Low-cost access to ArcGIS

Includes all major platform components

Mobile learning on personal devices

Grow your GIS community, not your costs

Offerings for higher education


Over 130 higher education institutions access Esri software through the Chest Software license agreement. This agreement provides staff and student with access to Esri’s desktop, web and mobile apps for teaching, research and to manage the university campus.

Find out if you have access

Frequently Asked Questions

What does unlimited Users Actually mean?

Unlimited users means unlimited academic users for core products including ArcGIS Online (including Apps such as AGOL, survey123, collector, storymaps), ArcGIS Desktop (ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap) and for CityEngine.

It does not include Administrative Users or unlimited implementations of applications such as ArcGIS Enterprise.

It says unlimited but my licence allocation says 5000?

We had to assign a nominal number into the allocation field of our licence manage and decided that the following allocations seemed reasonable for each Esri Licence band:

  • A – large: 50,000
  • B – Medium: 20,000
  • C – Small: 5000

What happens if I hit this limit?

If you approach the pre-set limit, we will increase your licence allocation.

Will I still get access to ArcMap?

Yes, the site licence will provide you with access to ArcMap.

When is ArcMap being retired?

Information about the life-cycle of all esri products can be found on the Product Life Cycles page.

What is replacing ArcMap?

ArcGIS Pro is the new desktop software that will replace ArcMap. It has several advantages:

  • Faster – its 64bit so can access more memory
  • Uses Python 3
  • Industry use increasing as ArcMap is phased out
  • Better Learning Support
  • 3D integration
  • Integrates with ArcGIS Online + Web content
  • Development path

Do we still get Concurrent Use (CU) Licences?

Yes - the 2020 Esri Chest Agreement will include CU licences for both ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap. This will enable you to provision ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap to open access labs so that users can access the software instantly, without needing to have an Esri identity.

Can I still request 1 year student licences for ArcMap?

Yes, you can still request 1-year student EVA codes that enable students and staff to use ArcMap off campus. Please request these from highered@esriuk.com

How do I enable Home use for ArcGIS Pro?

ArcGIS Pro can be licenced for home use by staff and students through ArcGIS Pro. To do this you need to:

  • Give them access to ArcGIS Online
  • Provision a licence for Pro and Extensions
  • Provide them with the ArcGIS Pro executable (from MyEsri)

More details: Provisioning Pro licence from AGOL

What is an ArcGIS identity and why is it important?

Identity is at the heart of the ArcGIS Platform.  In a similar way to a Microsoft Identity in that it gives you access to web services, storage and allows you to connect to this from desktop application through a login.

In addition, the ArcGIS Identity will enable your users to access E-Learning and support material that is only available to Esri licence holders. Users can sign into the Esri E-Learning pages and access hundreds of learning objects.

Where can I find more about Single Sign On?

More information can be found on the Esri Support Pages.

With SSO set up, will the online account process be a self-service type thing?

Yes, with SSO, you set a link between your user registry and ArcGIS Online. Users need to hit the correct domain URL for your ArcGIS Online Organisation and then select "login with enterprise" and their account will be created. You can also set up your default user type to have ArcGIS Pro and Esri Access enabled.

What if I don’t enable single sign on, is there a way to batch load new users?

Yes, you can use a csv file to upload up to 200 users in a batch. More information on how to do this can be found here: Invite and add members

Can we have multiple admins in ArcGIS Online?

Yes you can and it is sensible to do so. You can add and delete admins as you see fit and may allow key teaching staff to have admin rights to help them facilitate teaching - like fixing accounts while on fieldwork with students.

Is there a cap on online storage?

No, but data stored or processed in ArcGIS Online consumes credits and you should think about what is sensible to store and process in a cloud environment. Understand More about Credits.

What do you mean sensible to store or process in the cloud?

ArcGIS Online is a great tool but it is not a replacement for a desktop GIS. If you are processing large datasets or making hundreds of thousands of calculations, a desktop processing environment may make more sense. Similarly, rendering large files (several GBs) over the web may not result in a good user experience.

What happens when a student leaves the university?

If you are using SSO, then when the student loses their university login, it will truncate access to Esri software and services. The students account and data will persist, but they will not be able to edit it, or do any additional processing.

If you are not using SSO – you will need to either:

  • Delete the user
  • Downgrade the user to a Viewer – this will mean that their content will remain in the ArcGIS Online account, but they will not be able to carry out processing or create any new maps or apps.
    Essentially, their privileges have been reduced to "View only"

We get multiple ArcGIS Online Organisations - why would I want more than 1?

There are several reasons why having access to multiple instances of ArcGIS Online makes sense. Having multiple organisations available would enable you to:

  • Keep 1 for SSO
  • Allow key departments to opt out of SSO and retain greater control of their students
  • Spin up an organisation to support a research project and thereby keep their users and data separate from the main university users

Does my University have access?


Chest Agreement

Option A
Option B
Option C

Chest Agreement

Option A
8600
Indicative Annual Fee

Indicative Annual Fee

(excluding VAT)

Products for Academic Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations *

ArcGIS Online credits

ArcGIS Concurrent Use Licences

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extension [br]City Engine

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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 **

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

+ Extensions

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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

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

Additional User Pack

Products for Administrative Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations

ArcGIS Named Users

ArcGIS Online Credits

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions ArcMap Advanced + Extensions City Engine

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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 **

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

ArcGIS for Enterprise

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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

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

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* - Quantity at initial delivery. Customer may request additional subscriptions and re-assign Named Users among subscriptions. [br]** - for a full list of apps included in each section, please see the [url="#"]Apps Table[/url] [br]*** - does not include complimentary Developer Summit registration

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Option A

Indicative Annual Fee

(excluding VAT)

[hide]£8600[/hide]POA

Products for Academic Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations *

25 @ 100 users [br]1 @ 2500 users

ArcGIS Online credits

500 per Level 2 User (2.5 million)

ArcGIS Concurrent Use Licences

5000

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extension [br]City Engine

5000 [br]Advanced

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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[br]Tied to named user

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

+ Extensions

100 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

100

Additional User Pack

N/A

Products for Administrative Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations

1

ArcGIS Named Users

100 at Level 2

ArcGIS Online Credits

500 per Level 2 User

Desktop Applications

100 [br]Advanced

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions ArcMap Advanced + Extensions City Engine

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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[br]Tied to Named User

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

100 Level 2[br]Tied to AGOL Org

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to AGOL Org

ArcGIS for Enterprise

1 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

100

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* - Quantity at initial delivery. Customer may request additional subscriptions and re-assign Named Users among subscriptions. [br]** - for a full list of apps included in each section, please see the [url="#"]Apps Table[/url] [br]*** - does not include complimentary Developer Summit registration

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Option B

Indicative Annual Fee

(excluding VAT)

[hide]£5500[/hide]POA

Products for Academic Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations *

5 @ 100 users [br]1 @ 500 users

ArcGIS Online credits

500 per Level 2 User (500,000)

ArcGIS Concurrent Use Licences

1000

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extension [br]City Engine

1000 [br]Advanced

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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[br]Tied to named user

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

+ Extensions

20 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

20

Additional User Pack

500 additional users for £500 plus VAT [br](max of 3 packs)

Products for Administrative Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations

1

ArcGIS Named Users

20 at Level 2

ArcGIS Online Credits

500 per Level 2 User

Desktop Applications

20 [br]Advanced

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions ArcMap Advanced + Extensions City Engine

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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[br]Tied to Named User

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

20 Level 2[br]Tied to AGOL Org

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to AGOL Org

ArcGIS for Enterprise

1 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

20

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* - Quantity at initial delivery. Customer may request additional subscriptions and re-assign Named Users among subscriptions. [br]** - for a full list of apps included in each section, please see the [url="#"]Apps Table[/url] [br]*** - does not include complimentary Developer Summit registration

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Option C

Indicative Annual Fee

(excluding VAT)

[hide]£2500[/hide]POA

Products for Academic Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations *

1 @ 400 users [br]1 @ 100 users

ArcGIS Online credits

500 per Level 2 User (250,000)

ArcGIS Concurrent Use Licences

500

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extension [br]City Engine

500 [br]Advanced

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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[br]Tied to named user

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to named user

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

+ Extensions

10 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

10

Additional User Pack

N/A

Products for Administrative Use

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ArcGIS Online Organisations

1

ArcGIS Named Users

10 at Level 2

ArcGIS Online Credits

500 per Level 2 User

Desktop Applications

10 [br]Advanced

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions ArcMap Advanced + Extensions City Engine

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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[br]Tied to Named User

Apps for the Field **

Collector, Survey 123 etc.

10 Level 2[br]Tied to AGOL Org

Apps for Community **

Storymaps, OpenData etc.

Yes[br]Tied to AGOL Org

ArcGIS for Enterprise

1 Base Deployments

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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[br]Tied to Named User allocation

Developer Subscriptions ***

Enterprise Plan (Pricing)

10

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* - Quantity at initial delivery. Customer may request additional subscriptions and re-assign Named Users among subscriptions. [br]** - for a full list of apps included in each section, please see the [url="#"]Apps Table[/url] [br]*** - does not include complimentary Developer Summit registration

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Departmental Lab Packs

Lab Pack
(50 users)

Departmental Lab Packs

Lab Pack
(50 users)

Annual Fee (ex VAT)

ArcGIS Online Organisations

ArcGIS Online Named Users

ArcGIS Online Credits

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extensions [br]City Engine

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

ArcGIS Enterprise named Users

Subscribe:

Lab Pack
(50 users)

Annual Fee (ex VAT)

[hide]£1250[/hide]POA

ArcGIS Online Organisations

1

ArcGIS Online Named Users

0 Level 1[br]50 Level 2

ArcGIS Online Credits

500 per Level 2 user

Desktop Applications

ArcGIS Pro Advanced + Extensions [br]ArcMap Advanced + Extensions [br]City Engine

50

ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced

1

ArcGIS Enterprise named Users

Yes - Tied to named user allocation

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