A Geographic Information System (GIS) permits users to combine layers of information about a place referenced by spatial or geographic coordinates and create customized maps. ESRI produces GIS software that includes a database system with specific capabilities for storing spatially referenced data and a set of analysis and display tools.
ESRI's GIS software permits users to link geographic locations (for example, Middlesex County) with descriptive information such as cancer rates, river sediments, or wildlife migration patterns. The software allows users to merge data into the conceptual layers of a digital map, to create different views of the data, to execute queries like a standard SQL database, and to derive geographic information such as average temperature in town. The software also allows for animation of such maps to represent temporal trends.
Tufts University has licensed the following ESRI software products for use by faculty, staff and students:
- ArcInfoTM (20 copies)
- ArcView® GIS for Unix/Windows
- ArcView Spatial Analyst for Unix/Windows
- ArcView Network Analyst for Unix/Windows
- ArcView 3D AnalystTM for Unix/Windows
- ArcIMS® for Unix/Windows
- Data Automation Kit (DAKTM) for Windows
- University Data Package Master LAB KIT (ArcUSATM, ArcWorldTM, ArcSceneTM World Tour, Digital Chart of the World, ESRI® U.S. Street Database)
- 1-year subscription (commencing June 1, 2001) to ESRI Virtual Campus Subscription
Additional information about ESRI products may be found at www.esri.com
The University Data Package and ArcAtlas is accessible by networking a Tufts computer to a centrally located database. For more information contact: GIS_Specialist@tufts.edu
Members of the Tufts University community wishing to use these specific ESRI software products may do so for no additional license fees.
Conditions of Use and License
This software is for the University's own internal use for research and instruction by faculty and staff. It may also be used by registered students, alumni, and community partners working on non-commercial projects with the University's faculty, staff or students.
Software acquired under the terms of Tufts University's agreement with ESRI may be loaded only on computers that are owned or leased by Tufts University. Students are prohibited from loading the software onto their own machines. During the term of this agreement, faculty and staff members may have concurrent use of a single copy of the covered software when working on a Tufts campus (Medford, Boston, or Grafton, Massachusetts or Talloires, France) and at home. Faculty, staff and students who separate from the University must cease using the software.
Unauthorized duplication, distribution or use of this ESRI software is in violation of applicable laws.
Copies of the ESRI software covered under the University's site license may be obtained from the GIS Center in Tisch Library (617-627-4350). Registration codes needed to complete the installation process may be obtained from the GIS Center as well. Requests for copies and assistance with installation may be sent to GIS_Specialist@tufts.edu. When classes are in session, the GIS Center is staffed from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Only ESRI Authorized Technical Contacts may contact ESRI for technical support. If you need assistance with the software, visit the GIS Center in Tisch Library, send e-mail to GIS_Specialist@tufts.edu or call 617-627-4350. Tufts schools and divisions may, at their option, offer support for this software. Check with your school or division's Support Organization for further information.
Questions specific to the license agreement between Tufts University and ESRI may be directed to email@example.com or call 617-627-3376.