GIS at The University of Vermont
Geographic Information Systems at UVM generally means ArcGIS — the industry leading desktop GIS application from ESRI. UVM has an unlimited site license for ArcGIS. Consequently, the emphasis here is on ArcGIS. Of course, there are choices for GIS software, and there are many other aspects to GIS at the University of Vermont. For more general information please visit Dr. Morrissey's Geospatial Technologies page.
NewsSeptember 18, 2013
Microsoft has released a fix under KB 2732673 that resolves a problem caused by a May 2013 Microsoft update that could result in data corruption when using ArcGIS (version 10.1 and earlier) on a Windows 7 system and writing data to remote data sotrage on a Windows Vista, 7, 2008/2008 R2, or 2012 system. See Esri Knowledge Base article 41119 for more information.
August 28, 2013
ArcGIS version 10.2 was released late in the summer and is now available for use at UVM. At least two labs on campus are running version 10.2, which reportedly delivers improved performance and security, new geoprocessing tools (allowing better use of Excel files, among other new functionality) and Data and Map Document compatibility with ArcGIS 10.1. Read more about what is new in ArcGIS 10.2.
December 6, 2012
Esri has released Updated Demographics for the years 2012/2017. These data will be shipped next month but are available now via Business Analyst Online. ALSO... many updates have been made to the GIS@UVM site. Take a look!
November 29, 2012
ArcGIS version 10.1 was released this summer! If you are not running it yet, now is a good time to go for it as Service Pack 1 has just been released. Esri has also updated or opened up access to Business Analyst and City Engine.
March 26, 2012
Service Pack 4 for ArcGIS version 10 is now available. Version 10.1 will probably be released this summer.
October 12, 2011
Service Pack 3 for ArcGIS version 10 has been released. This is another cumulative service pack that can be installed over any (or no) previous service pack for ArcGIS 10.
May 25, 2011
Service Pack 2 for ArcGIS version 10 has been released. This cumulative service pack supersedes Service Pack 1 and can be installed directly on systems with fresh (unpatched) ArcGIS Desktop installs as well as on systems that already have Service Pack 1 and/or other patches.
November 16, 2010
Service Pack 1 for ArcGIS version 10 is available.
July 23, 2010
ArcGIS version 10 is available. Read all about it. A DVD for installing ArcGIS Desktop is available from Media Services in Bailey-Howe Library or from the Spatial Analysis Lab (currently at 705 Spear Street). Installation instructions on this site will be updated soon.
May 15, 2009
ArcGIS 9.3.1 has arrived on campus. See what's new. The installer will be available from the usual outlets, or you can download it (560 MB!).
December 15, 2008
ESRI has released a new License Manager with several enhancements, most notably support for keyless installs on Windows systems. This means that you no longer need to purchase a hadware key to run the License Manager (license restrictions still apply!). We haven't tested this yet but let us know if you are interested.
November 11, 2008
Service Pack 1 for ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop has been released.
October 27, 2008
The University of Vermont is one of the first institutions of higher learning to be designated an ESRI Development Center (EDC). The EDC program recognizes and supports exemplary college programs that educate students in the design and development of ESRI's GIS applications. Benefits of the program include increased access to ESRI software, technical support and training, and a student of the year award. The UVM EDC is a multi-disciplinary program with participating faculty in Geography, Computer Science, and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
July 28, 2008
The UVM license server for ArcGIS has been upgraded to version 9.3. ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 can now be installed and configured to use the network license server as described in the installation instructions.
July 3, 2008
ArcGIS 9.3 has arrived on campus and will soon be available at Bailey-Howe Library or the other usual locations. Version 9.3 requires an update to the license manager. New installs configured to use a network license will not work until software has been updated on the UVM license server. Clients with their own license file and hardware key can use version 9.3 right away as long as they upgrade their license manager along with ArcGIS itself.
June 26, 2008
ESRI has announced that ArcGIS 9.3 is "available". Promising new features include enhancements to tables and the Identify Tool, Export-to-KML, improved KML support, HTML Popup Tool, Graphic-to-Feature conversion, Clip-Raster-to-Graphic, and legends that now honor layer transparency.
May 12, 2008
UVM has received the ArcGIS 9.3 release candidate. Let us know if you would like to try it out (sentinel key license required unless you are trying the standalone ArcEditor or ArcView, or one of the server products, i.e., ArcGIS Server).
March 26, 2008
Service Pack 5 for ArcGIS version 9.2 has been released. There is a long list of issues addressed. Version 9.3 is rumored to be slated for an early summer 2008 release.
Steve Cavrak, long-time shepherd of ESRI software at UVM passed on the mantle of ESRI Site License Administrator to Ernie Buford, who will be the primary source for ESRI software and licenses on campus.
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