Hardware & Software
ESRI's ArcMap(View) 10 and ArcCatalog 10 are available at all OAL computers. Three stations are located in Map & GIS Library.
One wireless-enabled Dell Mobile Precision M6600 Laptop is available for patron checkout for use within Map & GIS Library. The laptop may be borrowed by TAMU faculty, students, and staff for four-hour periods and must be returned 15 minutes before closing, even if the four-hour checkout period has not expired. The laptop is property of Map & GIS Library and was purchased in part with support from the Dan and Barbara Clinton ’52 Challenge Grant Endowment for Maps.
- ArcGIS (ArcInfo) 10: ArcCatalog, Business Analyst U.S. Data
- ArcGIS Explorer
- Esri Data and Maps
- Google Earth Pro
- GPS software compatible to our Garmin GPS units
- Adobe Design Premium CS5
Texas A&M University has an ESRI campus-wide site license, and one of the benefits is that enrolled students may be eligible to obtain a free copy of the ArcGIS and Extensions Student Edition—One-Year Education Use Only (media and license). Students cannot request a copy, instead a faculty or full-time staff member must place the request for them. Read here for details to check if you are eligible and how to obtain a copy. Note: Please be aware that it is not required that your advisor is a GIS instructor to request the software.
and staff: You
must purchase ArcGIS through the Texas
A&M Software Center. the student copies are only to be installed in
student personal computers.
Students: The student copy may only be installed on student personal computer, not a Texas A&M-owned computer. If intended to be installed in a Texas A&M-owned computer, ArcGIS must be purchased through the Texas A&M Software Center.
If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of ArcGIS Student Edition, we can provide one to you. Just please fill out the form, and e-mail it to us. You will need to sign the form and show your TAMU ID when you come to pick up your software copy. There are two versions of the software. Please fill out the form according to the version you need:
Once you e-mail the form to us, we will notify you when the CD is ready for you to pick up at the Map & GIS Library's front desk ...Please don't forget your TAMU ID!
Esri's BUSINESS ANALYST ONLINE (BAO)
BAO is available to all TAMU members (faculty, students and staff) for non-commercial teaching and learning purposes. TAMU members can get access through the campus-licensed activation link
To establish the access for the first time, click on the activation link. You will be presented with a login screen. Log in with your Esri global account; your Esri account will then be linked to the subscription.
Note: If you are interested in using BAO for a faculty/staff research project that does not involve student learning, please contact the Texas A&M Software Center.