All GIS software downloads are available from the UDeploy website.

Non open source software is for UD students/faculty/staff only

Downloads of these items are recorded in order to measure campus use and to determine equitable price sharing between departments. Ensure that you comply with licensing rules for Esri (ArcGIS), Exelis (ENVI, IDL) and Safe (FME) before downloading. Follow this link to view the short (15 minute) presentation on Geospatial Software Licensing and Installation at UD. Please contact if you have any questions.

Downloads are available as executables, zip archives or disk images. Disk images require a utility unpacking program like 7zip. You may also burn the image to CD/DVD using software such as Easy CD Creator, Nero/Nero Express, or imgburn (free).

Use our software table to find the right software for your project.

Traditional Geospatial Workstations

Traditional Geospatial Workstations
Location No. Access Software Details
Research Computing Area Smith Hall Basement 2 Public, Reservations
  • ArcGIS
  • All centrally licensed data sets and large scale census data
  • Can geocode locally
  • Full range of statistical, math, office, graphics, survey software
Staff help with full range of topics, Reservations
010 Smith Hall 12 For teaching and instruction only, Reservations
  • ArcGIS
  • MS Office
Staff can help with recording and publicizing instructional opportunities
Student Multimedia Design Center (Lower Level, Morris Library) 1 Requires a staff assisted log in, Hours
  • ArcGIS
  • Full list of data includes centrally licensed data sets as well as Geolytics.
Staff help by appointment with basic GIS questions such as what GIS can do to help your research and producing a map of data for posters, presentations, and publications
203 Pearson Hall 33 Hours, Drop-in when not scheduled for a class, Class Reservations
  • ArcGIS
No staff assistance

Processing Geospatial Data

Processing of Geospatial Data
Processor Details
Caviness Community Cluster Provides capabilities for ongoing or very large, compute intensive jobs. Interface through the ArcGIS python module (arcpy) and IDL are supported. Matlab is the most mature analytical computing package on the Caviness system, and can be used for some types of geospatial analysis.
Amazon EC2 Recommended for one-off, memory, and compute intensive tasks that have not been optimized for parallel or distributed computing. IT CS&S can assist with deploying these systems, which are conveniently and rapidly provisioned/released for one-off jobs. The Esri software on the machine (e.g., ArcGIS Server or SDE) is available as part of our site license and therefore often at no extra cost, but Amazon will charge based on use. More information available on request.

Serving Geospatial Data, Databases, Services and Applications

Serving Geospatial Data, Databases, Services and Applications
Serving Details
ArcGIS Online An easy, intuitive, free platform for sharing many geospatial data types. See below for instances where cloud-based ArcGIS server is a better option.
Cloud-based ArcGIS Server A new service we’re providing at UD. This service would replace a physical ArcGIS Server or SDE instance, and can provide substantial resource savings and ease of use. This option is useful for large datasets, publishing geoprocessing services, spatial database needs, or where there are intellectual property or access considerations. It is also a much less expensive option than Amazon EC2 over the long-term.
Google Fusion Particularly adept at generating choropleth maps from tabular data based on a boundary-type file
Google My Maps A paid consumer-focused option which is the least capable/private of all these options, but is nevertheless preferred in some cases where ease-of-use and interoperability trump other considerations.
Other Recommended Options