Tools and Data


ArcGIS 9.3
ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS software products that provides a standards-based platform for spatial analysis, data management, and mapping. ArcGIS is scalable and can be integrated with other enterprise systems such as work order management, business intelligence, and executive dashboards.

This chapter uses ESRI's ArcGIS 9.3 software which requires a Windows operating system. ArcGIS 9.3 System Requirements. It is possible to run ArcGIS on a Apple Intel-based computer using emulation software such as Parallels or VMware Fusion.

If your school or institution doesn't already have ArcGIS 9.x installed in your classroom or computer lab, you can request an evaluation DVD from ESRI by filling out the form at Request Evaluation DVD.
Note: It can take from 10-14 business days to receive the evaluation DVD after submitting your request so be sure to plan accordingly.

Tool Builder

Tool Cost

Educational pricing is available to all qualified institutions. Please contact area representative for pricing information.
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Data Source

Decision making using GIS climate change simulation data
GIS Climate Change Scenarios project is conducted by the NCAR GIS Initiative and intended to serve a community of GIS users interested in global climate change.This GIS data portal provides access to free global datasets of climate change scenarios that are being generated for the upcoming 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by the Community Climate System Model (CCSM).
  • Currently, this website distributes a subset of all data produced by the CCSM. In particular, one can view and/or download monthly mean, 2D atmospheric and land variables from the CCSM component models.

Geospatial Coverage


Temporal Coverage

Modeled data from 1870 to 2099