ArcGIS 10.6 can be downloaded and installed on any Windows computer that is used by staff or students at Plymouth University.
Click here to download a zipfile containing an installation .exe, license details and an installation guide. 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. This isn't the same as your Plymouth University ArcGIS online identity. 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
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
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