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GIS Software Licenses Available

ESRI ArcGIS 10.4 - 10.5
ArcGIS is the industry standard GIS software. Buffalo State holds a campus-wide site license. ArcGIS can be installed on any Buffalo State-owned computer or a faculty personal computer. The software only runs on a PC.

Extensions included:

Geostatistical Analyst
Network Analyst
Spatial Analyst
Survey Analyst
3D Analyst

Other ESRI Products Available

ArcGIS Pro (v. 1.2)- A new application dsigned for 2D and 3D visualization

Esri Business Analyst - used for analyzing demographics  and consumer data  to gain greater understanding of customers, competition, market, and trends.

Esri CityEngine - used to transform 2D gis data into 3D ubran models

ArcGIS for Server Enterprise - used to create web maps

ArcGIS Engine - used to create custom mapping applications

ArcPad- used for mobile field mapping and data collection software used with GPS devices

Cloud and Mobile GIS Solutions

Online Subcriptions

ArcGIS Online - cloud based mapping solution used to create and share mobile applications.

Community Analyst - online demographic data viewer and report generator

Mobile Applications

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Collector

Student Licences

ArcGIS 10.4 -10.5 Student Edition

ArcGIS 10.4 -10.5 Student Edition is a full-featured GIS software for visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data. This is a 1 year, limited license that students can install on their personal computer through a faculty sponsor. The software may only be used for educational, research, and academic purposes, and not for commercial use or resale.  Please contact Mary Perrelli ( in the Department of Geography and Planning to obtain a DVD or authorization code for a digital download edition.  For installation instructions click here.

Extensions included:

Geostatistical Analyst
Network Analyst
Spatial Analyst
3D Analyst

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GIS Tech Hub

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Classroom Building A221
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3699