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GIS Service Center - Main Page

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Managed by CIESIN, the GIS Service Center is dedicated to helping you apply the power of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to your research and teaching activities.

The Center hosts the Esri Columbia University Educational Institution Site License Program, which supplies Esri software, licenses, data, and technical support to schools, departments, staff, and students throughout the university. Licensees are eligible for free or discounted online learning modules and access to software documentation and technical support.

Help getting started and software support is available from CIESINís Geospatial Applications Division staff and participating departments at Columbia. Customized training on using GIS and conducting spatial analysis is available upon request.

Getting started/adding a license is easy!

For Students, Faculty and Staff:

  1. Request and receive software authorization (required).
  2. Download software (ArcGIS Pro; ArcGIS Data and Maps).
  3. Get support.
  4. Check out other GIS resources within the University, Esri, and the greater New York metropolitan area.

For Department Administrators or IT:

Review our Admin Service Plan, which includes how to obtain a license.


This page last modified: Dec 12, 2023