The license server is running FlexLM software with codes to allow a user to retrieve a license and actually 'run' ArcGIS. If the server or network goes down, so does the ability to run ArcGIS. The local user MUST be connected ('pointed') to the server at all times.
Restricted Access - Access to this server is only available to VCU students, faculty, and staff.
The ArcGIS suite consists of ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox, which is the core collection of applications that provide data visualization, query, analysis, and integration capabilities along with the ability to create and edit simple geographic features.
There are different levels of the software, such as ArcView (for beginners), ArcEditor, and ArcInfo (for the more advanced user). ArcPad software is mobile mapping and geographic information system technology, which provides database access, mapping, GIS, and global positioning system (GPS) integration to users out in the field via handheld and mobile devices.
Please read all of the information before downloading and installing the ESRI software. By downloading and installing the GIS software, you agree to abide by the licensing agreement VCU has with ESRI.
Note: For more information regarding installation, please contact Terry Leonard.
This article was updated: 04/22/2020