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GIS resources to support USP 180 Transportation Planning.

GIS Software for Class

ArcGIS Online:  is a fantastic online mapping platform for most users, but it's just a part of an ecosystem of GIS Software. Functionality increases quarterly, but it has limited functionality compare with ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap and QGIS.

ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap: desktop applications installed on a Windows machine. Both these offer greater functionality than ArcGIS Online. If you on a Mac (iOS), use the CloudLabs listed below. Download these using your Google account from 

QGIS:  an open source GIS desktop application that is very similar to ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap. This works on Windows and iOS environments.  virtual machines provided by campus ETS that provides access to ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap

Create ArcGIS Account

Create ArcGIS Account

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Sign In”
  4. Add “UCSDonline” in the box as the ArcGIS organization’s URL
    ArcGIS sign in box with ucsdonline entered in the organizational URL box and the box next to Remember this URL checked.
  5. Sign in with your AD credentials
  6. This creates an account inside the UCSD ArcGIS Online organization and automatically provisions you an ArcGIS Pro license.

GIS Librarian

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