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Rutgers has a site license for ESRI GIS software.

Faculty, staff, and students doing non-commercial academic work now have free access through to Esri’s ArcGIS software. ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) platform that offers both desktop and cloud-based applications for displaying and analyzing location-based data. You can set up your ArcGIS account through the Rutgers Software Portal. If you have any questions, please email the software team at

How can I learn about GIS at Rutgers?

Where can I use GIS software at Rutgers?

A Rutgers net ID and password are needed for all of the options listed below.

Where can I Get Help with Research?

The Office of Research Analytics‘ staff utilize state of the art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that enables spatial relationships in data to be visualized through various layers of geographic variables.