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GIScience Virtual Collaboratory

Participate in K-State's GIScience Community of Practice

Get Noticed and Share Resources

Are you a faculty or staff member and want to be listed on this site?  Want to advertise your research facility or new research project?  Need an account to access ArcGIS Online for Organizations?  Found a great online source of geospatial data and want others to be aware?  If the answers to any of these questions is yes, then click on the relevant link to the left under "Community of Practice".

Esri Software Site License

The K-State Esri Education Site License is for all university faculty, staff, students, and administrative units.  The site license allows the university community to use Esri software on university-owned computers, but does not allow for installation on personal computers.  The K-State community can obtain Esri software at the following (and new as of Spring 2019) URL.  Only users with a valid K-State eID and password have access to this site.


Students wishing to use Esri software on their personal computers can request free ArcGIS for Desktop and Extensions Student Trial Software that is valid for education use only and for a one year period.

Stay Informed:  GIS News and Events

Two listservs, ksu-esri@listserv.ksu.edu and esri-users@listserv.ksu.edu, have been created to help K-State faculty, staff, and students keep abreast of GIS news, events, and Esri site license information:

  • ksu-esri@listserv.ksu.edu - used exclusively for Esri site license discussions such as obtaining software, updating licenses, and using other Esri resources available through the education site license arrangement such as Esri Press and on-site training discounts and User Conference registrations.
  • esri-users@listserv.ksu.edu - used to promote the use of Esri software for GIS teaching, research, and outreach efforts, to provide technical updates to registered users, and to announce training opportunities and online resources to group members.

Points of Contact for Assistance

For further assistance, please direct your questions and inquiries to one of the following K-State/Esri support staff members who can help with software and listserv requests: