Equipment and Software

Equipment Check-Out

Available equipment includes a laptop, projector, two digital cameras, several handheld Garmin GPS units, and one Trimble GPS unit for Geography & Planning faculty and student research.

The equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 3 weeks in advance from the desired check-out date.

The maximum check-out period is 72 hours (3 days). Check-out for a longer period of time must have prior, written approval from the Department Chair.

Complete the webform to reserve equipment.


Software Installation


ArcGIS is available for student/faculty/staff home use for free. There are two options for installing the software:

  • Take your computer to the Computer Support Center and they will install it (Anne Belk Hall, 262-8324)
  • Visit their website for instructions on how to downloand and install it yourself. 
If ArcGIS is already on your personal computer but your license has expired (July 31st of each year), complete this form for ESRI license renewal

For information regarding the latest in ESRI GIS training please visit

For information regarding pre-purchased training allocated with our license agreement (and gain access to locked courses), please visit our ESRI GIS Training Webform


ERDAS offers a student licenses that include GeoMedia Professional and IMAGINE Professional. The software includes a one-year license for no cost. To receive the student bundle, please submit the ERDAS License Webform, a LAC will be generated for you. At that time you can follow the instructions in the webform to download the software and install it.

If you have any questions or problems with the student version of ERDAS, do not hesitate to contact either Intergraph Licensing at or Intergraph U at


For information on other available software, see

Technology Support Services Software site