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GIS Lab Technology

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GIS Lab Technology


Graduate GIS education at the University of Denver comes is offered via two programs. Students start in the GIS Certificate Program offered in University College, the 'career-focused' college on campus. Students may then wish to apply for admission into the Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science program offered in the Department of Geography and the Environment which is a part of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Students do not need to complete the Certificate Program before applying to the MSGISc degree, but should complete three courses, 12 credit hours first.

The GIS labs are located in Boettcher Center West at 2050 East Iliff Avenue in the Department of Geography and the Environment on the University of Denver campus.

When you arrive in the GIS labs you will need to log in to a computer.  The GIS lab computers and all computers in the building are members of the DU (University of Denver) domain. You should have established your login credentials when you enrolled in the university and you should have set your password when you logged into PioneerWeb for the first time. 

ESRI GIS Software

ESRI software is used in many GIS classes. Students should be using ArcGIS Pro. Consult with your instructor about your particular software needs. Note: ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) has been phased out.

ArcGIS Online - Click here to access instructions for logging in to ArcGIS Online.
Click here to request access to ArcGIS Online. Your 'User Type' will be set as "Creator" and your 'Role' as "Publisher." Learn more about ArcGIS Online and access here. To request membership in the ArcGIS Online organization and to be authorized to use ArcGIS Pro, contact your Instructor first. You must be affiliated with DU as your ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online login will use your DU email credentials.

ArcGIS Pro -  When you are logged into ArcGIS Online, click on your name in the upper right. Click on My Settings. Then click on Licenses and you will see Download option to Right of ArcGIS Pro. Or, click here to download software files.To use the software you must be "authorized" to do so. To be authorized, you must be a member of the DU ArcGIS Online Enterprise Organization (see above).

Buying a new Laptop or Desktop PC?

Click here for PC requirements for ArcGIS Pro