Through Clemson University we provide a broad array of software that can be tailored to fit your specific GIS needs. A variety of our most common platforms that we currently support are listed below.

ArcGIS for Desktop

ArcGIS Online

Other ArcGIS Software

ArcGIS Suite 

ArcGIS is the most common and powerful commercial GIS platform. It allows you to use complete GIS wherever it is needed on whichever platform.

Clemson University has a campus site license, so the ArcGIS software platform is available to you for instruction and research.

Open Source 


CCGT staff members can provide training and support to users with open source GIS software. Open source GIS software promotes universal access via a free license and can be a very effective tool.


Common open source GIS software packages are QGIS, GeoDA, GRASS, GDAL, and R, among others.

Google Geo Tools

Google has provided many powerful and encompassing tools 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 GIS computational processes in conjuction with the use of our Palmetto cluster.

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