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GIS (Geographic Information Systems): Access to GIS Software

FAU Virtual Apps

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FAU Virtual Apps allows FAU students, faculty, and staff with an FAU username/password to log in to a Web-based system to access 24/7 a package of popular software from any device (including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs), anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.  This access gives you the flexibility of using the software on campus, at home, or even while studying abroad.

Before you access this environment, you will need to install (only once) the Citrix Workspace client on your device. Once installed, you can log in using the Virtual Apps Web site. For detailed instructions, please follow the instructions below.

Available GIS software:

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GIS Corner at Wimberly Library

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The GIS Corner is a collaboration between the FAU Libraries and the Geosciences Department and is a service of the FAU Libraries' Government Information and Maps Department. GIS Corner is reserved for the exclusive use of GIS software during designated hours.

The GIS Corner is located at Wimberly Library, Boca Raton Campus, on First Floor West in the Alumni Alcove just outside of the Government Information and Maps Department Office (LY 109). This workspace provides four computers with updated GIS software as well as assistance from a student assistant during designated hours.

Available GIS software:

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Other GIS Software and Tools

ArcGIS software is licensed software that FAU has purchased for FAU students, faculty, and staff to use. If you do not have an FAU ID or Password, you can also use the open-source GIS software below and other tools to help in mapping projects.