Work 101: How to Access ArcGIS Software

As a Chapman employee you have access to ArcGIS, a geographic information system that is used to create and share maps. If you are a researcher, faculty member or have a passion for data and geography, ArcGIS is a phenomenal tool that will allow you to produce impactful geographic representations. 

ArcGIS allows the user to create interactive maps that give users the opportunity to explore, zoom in, search and interact with dynamic demographic and environmental data. 

To learn more about the functions of ArcGIS, enroll in free online training resources at ESRI online training. There are number of targeted lessons that will help you use ArcGIS to its fullest potential. 

ArcGIS map showcasing environmental factors and data.

Software Included with ArcGIS 

ArcGIS software includes:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Enterprise
  • ArcGIS Premium Apps
  • Web and Mobile Apps
  • ArcGIS Desktop

How To Access ArcGIS

To get a copy on a Chapman-owned computer, contact the IS&T Service Desk by emailing They will need your name, email address, contact phone number and computer name.

To use the online version on your personally owned device or computer:

  1. Visit the Chapman ArcGIS online and click the Sign In button at the top-right
  2. Click Chapman ADFS
  3. Enter your full Chapman e-mail address (i.e. and password to complete the login

Hannah Montante