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Access GIS Software
NU faculty, staff, and students on the Evanston, Chicago, and Qatar campuses have access to the ESRI ArcGIS software suite for academic or non-commercial purposes.
- ArcGIS Desktop
Download ArcGIS Desktop through Box.
Open the readme.txt for step-by-step instructions
Faculty and staff may install on university-owned computers for teaching, research and administrative uses. Installation on personal computers is allowed but only for academic, non-commercial uses.
Students may install on personal computers, but the software must be uninstalled when they leave the University.
Download QGIS here.
Compatible with Mac or Windows OS.
No cost and open-source, meaning affiliation with Northwestern University is not necessary.