Hardware & Software

ArcGIS Licenses | Open Source | OAL Computers | GIS Laptop

ArcGIS for Desktop for Students

To obtain a free student copy of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3 or to renew your ArcGIS Student License, please click the link below:

ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3

To complete the download and licensing process, students must log in with their TAMU NetID and be connected to the university network.

The student copy may only be installed on a student personal computer. If intended to be installed on a Texas A&M-owned computer, ArcGIS must be purchased through the Texas A&M Software Center.

Students interested in previous versions of ArcGIS can find more information here

ArcGIS for Desktop for Faculty and Staff

You must purchase ArcGIS through the Texas A&M Software Center.

Free Open Source GIS Software

CrimeStat III
Quantum GIS (QGIS)
See a comprehensive list of open source GIS software and tools

Open Access Lab Computers

ESRI's ArcGIS 10.2 and ArcCatalog 10.2 are available at all OAL computers.  Five stations are located in Map & GIS Library.

Esri's Business Analyst Online (BAO)

BAO is available to all TAMU members (faculty, students and staff) for non-commercial teaching and learning purposes. TAMU members can get access through the library databases, first time users need to request an account.

Note: If you are interested in using BAO for a faculty/staff research project that does not involve student learning, please contact the Texas A&M Software Center.

GIS Laptop

One wireless-enabled Dell Mobile Precision M6600 Laptop is available for patron checkout for use within Map & GIS Library. The laptop may be borrowed by TAMU faculty, students, and staff for four-hour periods and must be returned 15 minutes before closing, even if the four-hour checkout period has not expired.  The laptop is property of Map & GIS Library and was purchased in part with support from the Dan and Barbara Clinton ’52 Challenge Grant Endowment for Maps.

Applications available: