MARC GIS and Remote Sensing Software
The Mid-America Remote sensing Center supports a broad spectrum of geospatial software. Some software is available for faculty, staff, and students at no charge. Other software is available only within certain Murray State computer laboratories due to license availability.
Murray State University / MARC is a member of the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE), Commonwealth of Kentucky, and ESRI Higher Education Site License Agreement, a/k/a the CPE/ESRI HESLA.
ESRI (Environment Systems Research Institute) is the world leader in providing geospatial software solutions to every discipline and industry. Murray State University has supported the use of the industry-standard ESRI products for nearly four decades. ESRI geospatial software products are used across campus, in numerous disciplines, from Agriculture and Archaeology to Telecommunications Systems Management and Watershed Studies.
The ESRI/CPE HESLA allows faculty and staff to install and use ArcGIS Desktop and other software apps on university computers for research and educational purposes only.
Students have access to ArcGIS Desktop Student Edition (ArcGIS SE). ArcGIS SE is available as a free download from ESRI.
The ESRI/CPE HESLA also includes free access to 80+ ESRI Virtual Campus Courses. All Murray State faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students have access to these online courses.
MARC also supports image processing software suitable for the analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral imagery. Intergraph / ERDAS Imagine is available to Murray State faculty and staff for research and educational purposes only. Student editions of ERDAS Imagine are available. Student editions must be purchased directly from Intergraph.
For multispectral and hyperspectral image processing and analysis, MARC also supports ENVI from Exelis.
For 3D modeling and terrain mapping, MARC makes available Surfer, from Golden Software.
Statistical analysis software includes both SAS and R-Project.
Murray State University / Information Systems also provides copies of Microsoft Office for faculty and staff. MS Office is available from MSU Technical Coordinators, or by calling the Murray State Help Desk (2346).
Please refer to the navigation links provided for software specific system requirements, installation, licensing, and technical support.