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ArcGIS Desktop | ArcGIS Pro | QGIS


For GIS at WUR we use mainly ArcGIS (commercial software) and QGIS (free open source software)

 

For QGIS see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QGIS
and : https://qgis.org/en/site/  (also to download)
GeoDesk offers growing support for QGIS.

We provide the Long Term Release (LTR) and a recent version via !Available Software.

 

ArcGIS is a container name for a very broad line of products from ESRI
( client and server software, cloud services, portals … )
For an introduction see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcGIS
and : https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/about-arcgis/overview
and : https://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/
and much more …
( Note that the naming of ESRI's ArcGIS (sub)products is quite confusing and inconsistent )

GeoDesk offers and supports ArcGIS for laptop and pc in 2 flavors :

- ArcGIS-Desktop : classic/old product-line

The main applications are ArcMap and ArcCatalog
Current versions : 10.x ( 10.5 - 10.8 )
Software for Windows, 32-bits.

- ArcGIS-Pro : a modern/new GIS-product-line, new userinterface.

Just one application for Mapping (2D), Scenery (3D), Catalog, GeoProcessing, ...
Current versions : 2.x ( 2.3.3 - 2.5.0 )
Software for Windows, 64 bits.

Also available : ArcGIS Online , a (cloud) internet portal for map-/app-/data-sharing


Availability of ArcGIS for Wageningen Research and University is different !

- WU has a yearly contract which offers almost anything, unlimited and up-to-date.

Free to use, but ! not for commercial purposes , study/education/research only !

- WR has a limited contract for ArcGIS Pro and Online for some users.

There is no maintenance contract for ArcGIS Desktop. You can keep using this software, but there will be no updates. 

 
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Article ID: 40
Category: ArcGIS software
Date added: 01-05-2020 15:13:33
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