Hardware & Software
To obtain a free student copy of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3 or to renew your ArcGIS Student License, please click the link below:
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.
You must purchase ArcGIS through the Texas A&M Software Center.
Free Open Source GIS Software
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.
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.