Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A guide to GIS resources at UTSA Libraries

UTSA Faculty, Students, and Researchers

UTSA Faculty and Researchers

UTSA Faculty and Researchers can request ArcGIS Pro Desktop for their work computers from UTSA at no charge. Please get in touch with Stuart Foote for the ArcGIS Pro desktop and all its programs. 

For the ArcGIS Online account, UTSA Faculty and Research can email your department ESRI administrator or me to help set up a profile on ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Online also includes ArcGIS Pro Desktop, which only comes with its core programs. 

UTSA Engineering Students

ArcGIS software is available on all the Engineering Computers on the 2nd Floor of the John Peace Library.  A list of software loaded on these computers is found on the College of Engineering site. 

Engineering computers are available at the AET Library.

UTSA Students

ArcGIS Online offers public accounts for FREE! 

Please read Quick Start Guide (provided below) for more information about ESRI ArcGIS Online accounts.

UTSA students, please contact me with any questions at

*if you want to create a quick map, please consider using the Maps & GIS databases.

Key Databases

Mapping Databases

These databases are good places to start searching for journals and articles about geography-related topics.

Free GIS Viewers