Equipment & Software Requests

Equipment Check-Out

Equipment rentals are for department faculty, staff, graduate students, and majors. Available equipment includes a digital camera, a video camera, a projector, a recorder, a laptop, a tablet, and multiple GPS units (Garmin, Trimble).

The equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to three weeks in advance from the desired check-out date. The maximum check-out period is three days. Any check-out for a longer period of time must have formal, written approval from the GIS Lab Supervisor.

For additional information and to reserve equipment, complete the Equipment Rental Webform.

Software Installation

ESRI ArcGIS

ESRI products are freely available to current faculty, staff, and students of Appalachian State University. There are two options for installing ArcGIS:

  • Install the software - ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 (link to installer), ArcGIS Pro 2.5 (link to installer), or ESRI City Engine 2020 (link to installer). Next, request a license by completing the ESRI License Webform. Note: This webform is also for requesting license renewals.
  • Take your computer to the Computer Support Center (Anne Belk Hall) to have the software installed for you.

For other license issues, contact the GIS Lab Supervisor - Lauren Andersen (andersenlm@appstate.edu).

If you are interested in accessing trainings provided by ESRI, complete the ESRI Training Webform. For information regarding the latest in training, visit training.esri.com.

For additional information, see Frequently Asked Questions About ArcGIS.

Other Software

For information on other available software, see Software Available for Student Personal Machines from Technology Support Services.