Software

Licensed GIS Software

All GIS software that is listed above is available free of charge to faculty and research centers exclusively affiliated with the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Graduate students exclusively affiliated with the Social Sciences Division can purchase GIS licenses at the cost of $250.00 annually.

All other students, staff, faculty, and research centers not exclusively affiliated with the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago can purchase licenses for an annual fee of $500.00.

Licensing fees are renewable every August. Any purchases made after August will not carry a prorated cost for the remainder of the license year. For purchase, installation, or more information, please contact gis@lists.uchicago.edu.

Other ESRI software products may or may not be available through the University of Chicago site license. Please contact gis@lists.uchicago.edu for more details.

 


Free/Open Source GIS Software and Applications

The GIS software packages listed below are NOT SUPPORTED on campus but are recommended as alternatives to licensed software.

Free Online Mapping Applications

Desktop GIS

Desktop GIS (free trial)

Spatial Database Management Systems

Web Map Servers