Esri ArcGIS: LSU Overview

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General Information

ArcGIS is most commonly used for those who depend on accurate geographic information in decision making. ArcGIS allows for easy collaboration and the ability to author data, maps, globes, and models on the desktop to serve them out for use on a desktop, browser, or in the field.  It can be divided into four main categories.  (1) Asset/date management, which includes systems integration, claims/case management, service/territory area management, and customer management.  (2) Planning and analysis of forecasting and risk analysis.  (3) Business operations, which includes call center and  dispatching, monitoring and tracking, field data collection, inspections, maintenance, and routing. (4) Situational awareness, which includes help with decisions and customer/public access.

Pre-Installation Notes

ArcGIS comprises the following offerings:

  • ArcGIS Pro: A suite of extended apps and products offered directly from the online ArcGIS portal via myLSU. Uses pre-allocated Pro credits to compute functions.
  • ArcGIS Desktop: A local application that allows for offline use and does not require online Pro credits to use. Can still tie in with ArcGIS Pro functions if desired.
  • ArcGIS Server: Allows a department to host and share GIS data to others within LSU.
  • ArcGIS Online: Allows a department to set up an ArcGIS internal website and publish data under the LSU license.

Please contact the ITS Service Desk ( for ArcGIS Server license resources, ArcGIS Online site setup, or access to the Business Analysts Online subscription.

Availability at LSU

ArcGIS Pro: Available via

ArcGIS Desktop: Available from any location with internet on the LSU VLab ArcGIS Desktop.

ArcGIS Server/Online: Contact ITS Service Desk (

  • NOTE: Use of the ArcGIS products above is not allowed for individual commercial (non-LSU) purposes or consulting work where the deliverable information is intended only for a third party.

Download ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pro: Sign into ArcGIS with myLSU credentials via

ArcGIS Desktop: Available on TigerWare

License Activation (Desktop and Server)

Activate License:     ArcGIS: Activation Instructions

Re-Activate:             ArcGIS: Renew your Provisioning License

Support & Training

ArcGIS: Install/Sign into ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS: Forgot Password

ArcGIS: Vendor Training Resources

ArcGIS: ESRI Training Gateway

ArcGIS: Support

ArcGIS Extensions:

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