ArcGIS (Esri)ArcGIS

The mLab offers Reed faculty access to the analytical geographic software ArcGIS. ArcGIS allows users to collect and interpret geographic data, create their own maps, perform basic spatial analyses, work with databases, and much more.

ArcGIS is a powerful software that can be a little daunting to use. Esri, the makers of ArcGIS, offer online, self-paced trainings to get you started with ArcGIS. Reed faculty and students can access these courses for free under our site license. Contact Kristin Bott at for access to these courses.

Additional information on GIS, ArcGIS, and GIS alternatives can be found on the CIS website.

Please note that ArcGIS only runs on Microsoft Windows. To restart a dual-boot computer in Windows, restart the Mac, and hold down the "option" key during the reboot process until you are asked to select your operating system.