Earth and Ocean Sciences

Geospatial Computing Resources

Students in Cartography Lab

The geospatial courses in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington often require specialized software to complete course work.  Normally, work is required outside of the classroom session to complete assignments.  In order to access the software, please refer to the guides and options provided below.

 

 

 

ArcGIS Online Login

How to sign in to the UNCW organizational account Use this method to sign in to your account.  If you do not have an account set up, please request one here: (coming soon)

Remote Computer Connection Tools 

What is Horizon? Horizon is a secure, private cloud for the UNCW campus community. No matter if you are on or off campus, or if you are using a PC, Mac or mobile device, all faculty and students can securely access many UNCW software applications through Horizon.

Website

Knowledge Base

How to Set Up Horizon on your Computer Windows and Mac users can download and install Horizon from this link.  Refer to the linked instructions. UNCW Horizon

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Video Tutorial

How to make a Remote Desktop Connection to a Geospatial Lab computer through Horizon - Windows Note: your access to the specific computer must be enabled prior to connection. Use the full computer name provided by your instructor. Video Tutorial 
How to make a Remote Desktop Connection to a Geospatial Lab computer through Horizon - Mac Note: your access to the specific computer must be enabled prior to connection.

Coming Soon

Refer to this video once Horizon is open on your Mac.

Make a reservation for a computer session Coming Soon

Personal Computer Installations

How to Install ArcGIS Desktop on a Windows Computer

For this option, you will need a code for a 1 year student license.  Contact your instructor if you do not have one already. Alternatively, if you are a campus user submit this form to request a code. (Coming Soon)

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Video Tutorial

How to Install ArcGIS Pro on a Windows Computer Note: ArcGIS Pro requires a user account linked to UNCW's ESRI account.  Please contact your instructor if your account has not been set up. If you are installing both ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop, download them both from the ESRI site at the time you enter your access code.

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Video Tutorial

Remote Computer Connections - Non Student Connections

Instructions for Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Windows

Mac

How to make a Remote Desktop Connection to a campus computer through VPN Note: your access to the specific computer must be enabled prior to connection.

Window to Windows

Mac to Windows

How to make a Remote Desktop Connection to a Geospatial Lab computer through Horizon

Video Tutorial

How to make a Remote Desktop Connection to a campus computer through Horizon

Windows to Windows

Options to Run Windows on a Mac

Boot Camp Website
Parallels Desktop Website