Using ArcGIS at Ohio State



The Ohio State University maintains an annual site license for many Esri product offerings through an education institutional agreement. Under this agreement, Ohio State affiliates are able to access Esri products for teaching and learning, research, service, and administration, and more details about permitted uses are provided below in the Academic vs. Administrative Use section. Faculty, staff, and students are also permitted to install ArcGIS products on personally-owned devices for university-related purposes. License renewal occurs on July 1 each year.

The purpose of this guide is to provide Ohio State affiliates with information about the web-based and desktop software available to them through our Esri education institutional agreement, along with instructions for accessing and licensing these products for university-related use. If you have additional questions after reviewing this information or want to inquire about other Esri products not covered in detail in this guide, please email


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