ArcGIS at Reed
ESRI's complex and powerful ArcGIS software, which allows you to perform sophisticated spatial and data analysis and produce high-quality interactive maps of your results, is installed on the Windows machines in the Reference Room and Reading Room in the Hauser Library. Students may access ArcGIS from anywhere on-campus using the Terminal Server. (Please note: we are still testing the TS; contact Kristin Bott with any issues you encounter.)
Faculty and students conducting research projects for faculty may access ArcGIS on the dual-boot iMacs in the mLab in the ETC. For faculty, CUS can install a keyless copy of ArcGIS on your Windows computer (or the Windows side of your Mac computer using Bootcamp). Students are eligible for a free copy of ArcGIS for one year while they are enrolled in classes. (Non-students can purchase a copy of ArcGIS for personal use only for $100 annually through Esri.)
Resources for ArcGIS Training
A wide range of self-paced online training classes focused on ArcGIS software is available through ESRI's Virtual Campus. You can sign up for many of these classes on your own. Reed faculty, students, and staff can sign up for "paid" classes free of charge by contacting Kristin Bott, Instructional Technologist for Quantitative Applications.
All classes require ArcGIS software, so you will most likely need to take them on campus. If you are just starting with ArcGIS, we recommend Learning ArcGIS Desktop as a first course.
Faculty who address GIS concepts in their courses can request up to three free books every quarter from ESRI Press.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about GIS at Reed, please contact Kristin Bott.
To learn more about upcoming GIS events at Reed, subscribe to the gis-announce mailing list.