Software

GIS Software offering at Brown includes a Site License for Esri’s ArcGIS Suite (Desktop & Web GIS Applications) available to the Brown Community.

 

Desktop Applications included in the Brown Site License

ArcGIS Desktop (10.x) & ArcGIS Pro (2.x) are designed to run on a Windows Operating System.

For Windows users: You may install ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro from the Brown Software Catalog.  You will need to connect to Brown's network via VPN before being able to use ArcGIS Desktop or Pro with a concurrent use license. If you need to download a VPN client (e.g. VPN F5 Desktop Client), you can do so from the Brown Software Catalog.

For Mac users: Please consider using Boot Camp or Parallels to install Windows on your Macs, if you do not currently have it installed. If you can get this set up, then you can install ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro from the Brown Software Catalog.  You will need to connect to Brown's network via VPN before being able to use ArcGIS Desktop or Pro with a concurrent use license. If you need to download a VPN client (e.g. VPN F5 Desktop Client), you can do so from the Brown Software Catalog. While ArcGIS Desktop & Pro can be run on Macs with a Windows partition, many users experience problems.

Note: If you’re unable to install ArcGIS locally on your machine, you can use the RemoteApp instance of ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro ( RemoteApp Overview | For Windows | For macOS ). 

 

Web GIS Applications included in the Brown Site License

Brown University ArcGIS Online Organization (AGOL)

Several other software as service applications (SAAS) are included with the Brown University Site License. Some main examples include: ArcGIS Collector, Dashboards, Insights, StoryMaps & Survey 123.

Each of these applications have very specific purposes, but are tightly integrated with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. These applications are licensed through an ArcGIS Online Account. Membership to the Brown ArcGIS Online Organization account can be requested from one of the Brown ESRI Site License Administrators by completing this form: https://arcg.is/0aL0n5

To find out more about ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop & Web GIS Applications included in Brown’s Site License, read more HERE.

 

 

Open-source Mapping Platforms/Products

Batch Geocoder

GeoDa

Google Earth

Google Earth Pro

GRASS GIS

Great Circle Distance Batch Calculator

MapWindow

QGIS

R

SAS/GIS

Time Snapshot Application