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Esri ArcGIS

Esri ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) software platform. GIS is used primarily to analyze spatial and locational data. The Esri ArcGIS platform offers both traditional desktop applications as well as cloud based tools.

Using Esri ArcGIS

  • Rutgers has purchased a universitywide license for Esri ArcGIS.
  • It is free to all faculty, students and staff for academic use.
  • Licenses are available for administrative use.

Help with Esri ArcGIS

Existing Users

If you had a Rutgers ArcGIS account before January 11, 2021, please go to and sign in with the Rutgers University NetID Login button to update your account. 
Please email for help.


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