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Geodata AS

ArcGIS software at UiB

UiB has signed a deal that allows employees and students at UiB to use ArcGIS for teaching and assignments. A description of the softwares and services that are included in this licence are listed below.

ArcGIS Desktop

This software is used in in all GIS/cartography courses on UiB.

ArcGIS Pro

ESRI's next-gen 64-bit desktop product. Provides both 2D and 3D mapping, and a new user interface. Works with ArcGIS Online, to help you share your maps online, cloud-based, or mobile apps.

ArcGIS Online

A cloud-based mapping platform that allows you to make your maps online. The maps are easy to share, either with your co-workers, viewers or to develop them further into apps. In ArcGIS Online you can also make StoryMaps, that are helpful for presenting your bachelor, master or PhD thesis.

MyEsri and online courses

By creating a MyEsri account you get access to ESRI Training, a platform with courses to help you get started with GIS, do surface and location analysis, and scripting, amongst other things.

With ESRI's MOOC (massive open online courses) you can take courses that will help you learn ArcGIS Online, like Going Places with Spatial Analysis and Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps.


With GeodataOnline you get access to maps and services based on data from Norway. On this page (Geodata AS) you can read more and create an account.

GIS ambassador

Geodata AS has assigned one student as their GIS ambassador at UiB, to help students with software installation, technical support, and other questions concerned the use of GIS. Here you can find the contact info for the current ambassador.

Software installation

NB! ArcGIS Desktop is the software that's being used in all GIS/cartography courses on UiB.

Client drifted Computers can get a standard package installed by contacting the IT department ( / tel. (555) 84700). This package requires that the machine is connected to the UiB network, either wired or vpn. If ArcGIS should to be used without being online, the software must be manually installed.

For manual installation software can be downloaded from (requires among other that one has administrator privileges on the computer. Note that there are separate downloads for students and staff. Employee version requires a standard license (lasts until the end of the year) while the student version requires a unique license code per installation (lasts for one year from activation). Licensefile (for employee) can be downloaded from (ArcGis_Ansatt). Student can get Licensecode by contacting the IT department ( / tel. (555) 84700). Software can be downloaded from (ArcGis_Student)

Spatial Analyst Tool (student-installation)

To activate the Spatial Analyst Tool in the program you follow this guide. If necessary walk through the Desktop Administrator registration sequence one more time and mark what you need.