ESRI ArcGIS University License

Every year, Masaryk University purchases an annual (1.8. - 31.7.) ESRI Education Institutional Large International Agreement. Its use is limited for the purposes of teaching, development, research, other creative activities and education of students and teachers, and for administrative needs.

Installation files Licence terms

Desktop Applications

Two basic desktop products are available under the university license, both at the "Advanced" license level:

  • ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcScene, ArcCatalog ...)
  • ArcGIS Pro

Extensions are available for each of them. They must be switched on directly in the application, or they can be installed beyond the basic package (eg Data Interoperability).

    • 3D Analyst
    • Aviation Airports
    • Aviation Charting
    • Bathymetry
    • Bussiness Analyst
    • Data Interoperability
    • Data Reviewer
    • Defense Mapping
    • Geostatistical Analyst
    • Image Analyst (Pro only)
    • Locate XT
    • Location Referencing
    • Maritime
    • Network Analyst
    • Production Mapping
    • Publisher
    • Schematics (Desktop only)
    • Spatial Analyst
    • Tracking Analyst (Desktop only)
    • Workflow Manager


Each product is licensed in a different way and also depends on the role of the user (student or employee).

ArcGIS Desktop

Annual license. License number is available in INET in the Software section.

ArcGIS Desktop

Annual or concurrent license (borrowed from ICS license servers). 

ArcGIS Pro

License for the entire study assigned to UČO. Can be verified by membership in ArcGIS_studenti group.

ArcGIS Pro

Concurrent license or license assigned to UČO. Can be verified by membership in ArcGIS_zamestnanci group.

A one-year student license (single use) for ArcGIS Desktop and its regular renewal can be quite complicated. The whole process is completely described in the instructions for students (First installation and authorization, Renewal). ArcGIS Pro authorization is also described in detail, but it is very simple, unlike Desktop (ArcGIS Pro installation and authorization).

Concurrent use licenses for employees are assigned from ICS license servers. Their URLs are listed in the manuals (ArcGIS Desktop Installation and Authorization, ArcGIS Pro Installation and Authorization).

Annual licenses (single use) are similar to student annual licenses. This means that ArcGIS can be used offline all year, but you must renew the license number every year. More information in the reauthorization manual.

You can easily verify the assigned ArcGIS Pro license (bounded to UČO) in the IS MU in Groups Of People. If you find the ArcGIS_studenti or ArcGIS_zamestnanci group in the list, you have a license. In the ArcGIS application, you only need to log in via the MUNI Unified Login. Otherwise, contact the ArcGIS University License Administrator (see below).

Information for teachers:
In the case of students, the ArcGIS Pro license can be assigned collectively for the entire study program, field, subject or seminar group. In the case of employees, it can be assigned, for example, for a given workplace or for teachers of a given subject, seminar groups, etc. It is enough to supply university license administrators with the field / subject / workplace code. The Groups of People application itself creates a list of UČOs to which the license should be assigned. These lists are recalculated every day so that they can react to changes flexibly. This is useful, for example, at the turn of months or semesters, when a license needs to be activated for a larger number of new people.

Premium Services and Credits:

ArcGIS Pro allows you to use so-called premium services. You can find these services in specific geoprocessing tools which require you to be logged in into ArcGIS Pro. However, the provision of these premium services is for a fee in the form of credits. Each MU user is assigned a default number of those credits per license year.

You can view the current number of credits in your ArcGIS Online profile.

A list of geoprocessing tools that consume credits (including unit prices) can be found on the ESRI website.

Web GIS -
ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS

Both products are part of the so-called web GIS. Simply put, these are web GIS in which it is possible to store data, share it, create maps and map applications and then publish it. Authorization management according to defined user types, roles and belonging to a group is a matter of course. Groups are key to sharing content within the portal. Login to both systems takes place via the MU Unified Login.

Key differences:

ArcGIS Online is a cloud service located in America. It is licensed primarily for academic use. Updates take place in a standard period defined by the life cycle. It includes more features than the University Portal for ArcGIS.

In contrast, Portal for ArcGIS is installed on the machines of the Institute of Computer Science, ie. uses the university infrastructure. It is licensed under an administrative license with a limited number of users authorized to edit. It allows direct sharing of data from the Enterprise geodatabase (for example, university passport data stored in it).

Licensing and Authorization:

Each product is licensed in a different way and also depends on the role of the user (student or employee).

Licenses with editing rights (so-called GIS Professional) are immediately assigned to ArcGIS Online. Only read licenses (so-called Viewer) are assigned to Portal for ArcGIS. Editing rights are granted on request.

ArcGIS Online

License for the entire study assigned to UČO. Can be verified by membership in ArcGIS_studenti group.

ArcGIS Online

License assigned to UČO. Can be verified by membership in ArcGIS_zamestnanci group.

Portal for ArcGIS

License for the entire study assigned to UČO by the first sign in. 

Portal for ArcGIS

License assigned to UČO by the first sign in. 

Each user is also assigned a role. For internal purposes, students and staff have their own roles, namely _STUDENT, _UCITEL, which are identical to the predefined Publisher role. It has the second highest authorization, right after the Administrator.

Premium Services and Credits:

ArcGIS Online allows you to use so-called premium services as well (premium analysis). However, the provision of these premium services is for a fee in the form of credits. Each MU user is assigned a default number of those credits per license year.

You can view the current number of credits in your ArcGIS Online profile.

See the ArcGIS Online article for more information.

Other Applications from the ArcGIS Portfolio

The ESRI University License contains a much broader portfolio than the applications listed above. They can be divided into five categories with more than one representative. The list is not complete, the complete portfolio can be found on the ESRI product pages.

Mobile Applications

ArcGIS FieldMaps

  • Field application for mobile data collection and editing, searching for resources and information and reporting their location in real time.
  • It therefore enables the creation of a map for field work, its use in data collection in the field, location search and location tracking.
  • It combines together the original ArcGIS Collector, Explorer and Tracker applications with the vision of ArcGIS Workforce and Navigator integration.
  • You can work online and offline, data is synchronized to ArcGIS Online.

ArcGIS Survey123

  • Form application for creating, sharing and analyzing questionnaire surveys.
  • The questionnaire can be enriched with a map component, ie. precisely localized data can be collected. Together with GPS, it is ideal for localized field research.

ArcGIS QuickCapture

  • Application for fast data collection using preset events. These are represented on the main page by tiles. The user simply selects the event, the current location of the phone is automatically saved to it, he can add a photo, etc.


Web Applications

ArcGIS Insights

  • Analytical tool for map visualization together with graphs and tables.
  • The basic process is the interconnection of data from various sources and their subsequent analysis.
  • It is part of ArcGIS Online, where it also stores data and visualizations. Therefore, sharing them is very easy.

ArcGIS Dashboards

  • Application clearly displays maps with accompanying data, tables and graphs on one screen.
  • It, therefore, serves as an overview application over data, eg. for dispatching, screens at building entrances, etc.
  • It also integrates very well with continuously changing data.
  • It is part of ArcGIS Online.

ArcGIS StoryMaps (Maps with a story)

ArcGIS Notebooks

  • A tool for creating, sharing, and running Python programs and scripts.
  • Supports scripting using arcpy library and ArcGIS API for Python.
  • It is part of ArcGIS Online.

ArcGIS Living Atlas

  • A collection of verified data and map applications from users around the world.
  • Available publicly or through ArcGIS Online.


Server Products

ArcGIS Server

  • Server component accessing not only spatial data via the Internet.
  • Data can be shared to groups, organizations or publicly. A typical display client is ArcGIS Online, however the data is also available through REST and SOAP. Map services then in WMS, WMTS standards, etc.
  • The university operates several ArcGIS Servers that provide data for operational, educational and scientific purposes.
  • If you would like to make the data available via ArcGIS Server, or assign a license and send the installation file, do not hesitate to contact us!

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server

  • Extension of ArcGIS Server for import, processing and export of continuously changing data (real-time data).
  • A typical input is sensor measurements.
  • The University has implemented a GeoEvent Server within its Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Licenses and installation files are provided upon request (see contact email below).

ArcGIS Image Server

  • Extension of ArcGIS Server for work with raster data.
  • Thanks to the resources of the server on which it is installed, it enables efficient pre-processing of data, their dynamic processing, mosaic creation, easy distribution of large amounts of data, etc.
  • Licenses and installation files are provided on request (see contact email below).

Publicly available products

Geocoding and Search

  • The ArcGIS portfolio also includes a geocoding service that allows you to instantly search for addresses and search for places by their name.
  • The search results can be directly visualized on the map or only the x, y coordinates can be obtained for further processing.
  • The service is freely available for free, only some specific events are charged (and licensed through ArcGIS Online). More information in the ESRI documentation.


  • ESRI publishes so-called background maps via ArcGIS Online, which can be used in map applications and desktops.
  • The University ArcGIS Online has been enriched with other available background maps from the Czech environment, eg. with map services of ČÚZK, CGS, INSPIRE Geoportal, etc.

For developers

ArcGIS API for Javascript

  • Javascript library enabling embedding of the map into any web pages.
  • It supports not only map views, but also configurable widgets, graphs, tables and much more.
  • The license is granted on request.

ArcGIS API for Python

  • Python library for working with spatial data most often published in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Using scripts, you can easily create maps and map applications, perform spatial analyzes, create and publish data, automate complex processes, etc.
  • It also includes a module for portal administration.
  • Licensing is through ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. API is available together with the installation of ArcGIS Pro.


  • Python library available together with desktop clients.
  • It is used to automate spatial analysis, data conversion and management, and to automate map creation in general.
  • The versions delivered with ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro are very similar, but not identical. Due to the future end of ArcMap development, arcpy supplied with ArcGIS Pro (written in Python version 3.x) is preferred.
  • The license is verified against an ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro license installed on the computer.

ArcGIS AppStudio

  • Applications for the development of cross-platform native applications for Android and iOS platforms, but also for Mac, Linux and Windows.
  • The advantage is a single code for all platforms.
  • Licensing takes place through ArcGIS Online. Build ready-made applications is then conditioned by a special development license, which is provided on request.


Mgr. Jan Tajovský

ArcGIS University License Management, Information Systems Division, ICS

Phone: +420 549 49 3333

Mgr. Pavlína Kasprzaková

Administrative Contact, IT Services Division, ICS

Phone: +420 549 49 6798

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