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END 350: Maps & GIS

Last Updated: May 21, 2024 2:59 PM

Research Guides (Maps & GIS)

Mapping Databases

Aerial Photos of Buffalo & WNY

The city of Buffalo, N.Y., 1880. (Library of Congress)

Bird's eye view of Buffalo city

Edward Howard Hutchinson. The City of Buffalo, N.Y. (1880). Image Source: Library of Congress.

Downtown Buffalo (1966), U.S. Department of Agriculture Series ARE-ARF

Downtown Buffalo (1966)

Map of Niagara County, New York, 1852. (Library of Congress)

Colorful map of Niagara County


ArcGIS Desktop allows you to create maps, perform spatial analysis, and manage data. You can import multiple data formats and use powerful analytical tools and workflows to identify spatial patterns, trends, and non-obvious relationships.

UB affiliates are eligible for a free UB ArcGIS Online account, provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.

This includes a license for ArcGIS Pro, which can be installed on personal or UB-owned computers. Additional Esri software/apps are available -- ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Urban, ArcGIS CityEngine, ArcGIS Business Analyst, ArcGIS GeoPlanner, ArcGIS Insights, and ArcGIS Tracker.

In order to create an account, begin by completing the CASet work order form. In the section titled, "Describe the issue below", add a note requesting an invitation to join UB's ArcGIS Online organization.

Once you have an organizational account, you can download the ArcGIS Pro installer here: 
Select Licenses from the left.

Existing ArcGIS Online users can log in here: Map Gallery for University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences