"A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data."
"A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends."
GIS on campus at The University of Iowa typically falls under the software package ArcGIS, from ESRI (including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, etc.), though there are additional resources including various types of remote sensing software, available in specific computer labs.
Past 90 Days
The ESRI ArcGIS license manager (gislm.iowa.uiowa.edu) will be updated to allow desktop client installations to use version 10.6. This will require a brief outage while the license server is updated.
The ESRI ArcGIS license manager (gislm.iowa.uiowa.edu) will be updated to the new yearly subscription. This will require a brief outage while the license server is updated.
The ESRI ArcGIS license manager will be updated to version 10.5.1 on gislm.iowa.uiowa.edu during this time. A brief outage will occur during the upgrade.
New ArcGIS product licenses are available. During this maintenance window the license manager will add the new licenses and remove the old licenses. This will create a brief outage while the new licenses load. After the upgrade, City Engine 2016 will be available as an option. All versions of the desktop software will remain the same.