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ArcGIS Pro Now Available

ArcGIS Pro is now available for use by the K-State community.  In addition to downloading and installing the software from our central Esri Software Server (https://esrisw.ads.ksu.edu/esri/), you must also have a valid account within the K-State ArcGIS Online for Organizations system and authorization to use ArcGIS Pro.  Online forms have been created to assist users in this process.  Click here to request an ArcGIS Online for Organizations account and here to have your account authorized to use ArcGIS Pro.

Provisioning Files for 2015-16

Provisioning files to license your ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Server software through the 2015-2016 academic year may now be downloaded from our secure server (https://esrisw.ads.ksu.edu/esri/).  From this site, select your installed version of ArcGIS then find the Provisioning Files 2016 folder.  For ArcGIS Desktop users, both single-use and concurrent provisioning files for versions 10 through 10.3 are available.  Provisioning files for ArcGIS Server 10.1-10.3 and Esri City Engine are also available. 

Shape the Geospatial Revolution!

Welcome to the online portal for the GIS and GIScience Community of Practice at Kansas State University which describes geographic information systems (GIS) and geographic information science (GIScience) research, education, people, and facilities at Kansas State University.  This site also serves as K-State's online portfolio for active membership in the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a non-profit association of over 70 universities with multidisciplinary graduate education and advanced research programs in GIScience and dedicated to advancing our understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, data, and technology.  K-State has been a member institution since 2005.

Areas of research expertise at K-State include satellite remote sensing, cartography and geographic visualization, ecosystem informatics, spatiotemporal modeling and geocomputation, rural resource sustainability, agriculture, and water resources.  Emerging areas of expertise include public health GIS, spatial epidemiology, and UAV development.

In education, K-State offers a broad and growing GIScience curriculum that features a number of courses in basic GIS/GIScience, GIS applications, computer science, and statistical/spatial analysis.  Students also have the opportunity to pursue an Undergraduate Certificate in GIS or Graduate Certificate in GIScience in conjunction with their major field of study. 

K-State maintains a university education site license with ESRI which permits access to a rich suite of desktop, server, and online GIS products to all university faculty, staff, and students.  This site license also makes available several other important resources to the K-State community.

The K-State GIScience community is active in inviting speakers to campus through seminar series sponsored by the Provost and affiliated academic departments.  Past speakers have included National Academy of Sciences members and international leaders in GIScience research such as Sarah Bednarz, Keith Clarke, Jack Dangermond, Ruth DeFries, Phil Gersmehl, David Maidment, and Dawn Wright.