ArcGIS 10.7 can be downloaded and installed on any Windows computer that is used by staff or students at Plymouth University.
The share point site we are using to distribute these files is a temporary measure and is not intuitive to use.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN FULL BEFORE PROCEEDING
Step 1. Click on the link to the right. Click here
Step 2. Click on the Download icon at the top of the page
Double clicking on the .zip entry will cause the process to fail, as will ticking the folder you wish to download before clicking on the download button.
Installing the software on your computer constitutes acceptance of the license conditions. Plymouth University do not take responsibility for any damage or data loss that take place during this installation.
ArcGIS Pro is a separate ArcGIS product that is more closely integrated with ArcGIS online. It shares functionality with ArcGIS Desktop but has a different interface. Licences are provided through your ArcGIS online account rather through the Plymouth University network. Installation files can be accessed here. If you are are not already a member of Plymouth University's ArcGIS Online community, contact the geomapping unit in order to get your ArcGIS Online account activated. ArcGIS pro can only run on Windows operating systems
The open source GIS, Qgis, can run on Apple, Windows, Linux and Android computers. Installation files can be accessed from here
Adobe Illustrator is one of a number vector drawing packages that can be used to draw maps, especially for simpler maps, where analysis is not required. Other similar packages are Coraldraw, and Inkscape. Maps drawn in Illustration packages are not geo-referenced, and it is harder to add complex background maps, but the software is easier to use. For very simple background maps, for you to add data on top of in Adobe Illustrator, take a look at d-maps: https://d-maps.com/
Adobe Illustrator is available on University machines on Campus, but unfortunately it is not available in the 'work from home' suite. For advice on using Adobe Illustrator for mapping, first read through the Helpsheet below, but if you need further help or encounter any problems email Jamie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ArcGIS is a complex suite of programs that can be used to conduct a range of spatial analyses and cartographic tasks.
At Plymouth University, all students and staff have access to the courses offered on the Esri online campus.
Esri reccommend the following suite of e-learning courses for new users who want to develop competence with the software.
The LabPlus GIS and Mapping site contains help sheets for many basic GIS tasks - such as digitising and map creation. Click here to visit the site
Maps (topographic, thematic, historical, mainly UK but some overseas)
Vertical aerial photography plus mirror stereoscopes
Environmental Science dissertations
Atlases and cartographic texts
Digital camcorders, cameras and voice recorders
1 metre resolution Lidar data for Cornwall, Dartmoor and West Devon. Please consult this index map for further information and then email the GeoMapping unit with details of the tiles required.
Trimble Juno GPS handsets
Map reading guide- beginner to advanced –essential skills for fieldwork
Grid North, Magnetic North and True North explanation of differences
Grid – Magnetic Angle calculator http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/data_service/models_compass/gma_calc.html
The National Grid – explained