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Many software options are available to GIS practitioners to suit their specific needs. We support users of many GIS platforms, such as the ArcGIS Suite, Google Geo Tools, and open source software packages. Select the GIS software you would like to install below.

ArcGIS Suite 

ArcGIS Desktop is a powerful commercial GIS platform and contains a suite of programs. With this software, you can perform any GIS task, including mapping, data visualization, spatial analysis, data management, geoprocessing, and data creation and editing.


This software bundle includes ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe.


ArcGIS Desktop


The ArcGIS software platform is available to you for instruction and research through the Clemson university site license. Our license allows you to install the software on Clemson desktop computers on the Clemson network and/or on a personal laptop computer, though a specific license is needed for each case. 


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This 64-bit desktop application lets you render and process your data faster than ever. Design and edit in 2D and 3D, work with multiple displays and layouts, and publish finished web maps directly to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pro


ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. You get access to ready-to-use maps, ready-to-use apps, and Esri's secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers.

ArcGIS Online


Business Analyst allows you to combine demographic, lifestyle, and spending data with map-based analytics to create accurate reports and present powerful market insights.

Business Analyst 


Esri CityEngine transforms 2D GIS data into 3D models. Use its visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation, and is a great tool for urban planning, architecture, and design.

Esri CityEngine

Open Source 

CCGT staff members can provide training and support to users with open source GIS software. These open source options promote universal access via free licenses and offer effective GIS tools for mapping and analysis. Common open source GIS software packages are QGIS, GeoDA, GRASS, GDAL, and R, among others. Click the name of the software in which you are interested to visit the website, get more information, and find installation instructions.

Google Geo Tools

Google has developed many powerful applications to search, explore, and analyze our Earth through Google Geo Tools. Using these tools can offer familiar and user-friendly solutions and references for your spatial analysis and geographic needs.


Applications available are Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, Google Earth Engine, Google Tour Builder, and Google Maps APIs.

Other Tools 

Our team of experts can help you with a variety of software and tools that will complement your fundamental GIS research. From cleaning data tools such as ​Open Refine, all the way to advanced parallel processing with R and Python.


We also offer support for your HPC GIS computational processes which use the Clemson Palmetto cluster or developing HTC processing solutions using Condor. 

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