IRE and NICAR are once again offering substantial discounts on ArcView mapping software. And your first opportunity to take advantage of the almost $2,000 in savings comes next month.
ESRI is offering ArcView single-use licenses at no charge to IRE members who agree to attend a GIS training event conducted by IRE and NICAR or ESRI. Purchasers must sign a three-year maintenance agreement with ESRI at a cost of $400 a year — with the first year’s fee waived. ArcView, the GIS program most widely used by journalists, lists for $1,500. During the maintenance agreement period purchasers will receive software upgrades and technical support from ESRI.
IRE members must attend a qualifying training session within one year of entering the agreement with ESRI, which is based in Redlands, Calif. Qualifying sessions are IRE and NICAR's Mapping Boot Camp; an online ESRI online training course, and ESRI classroom training.
For more information about IRE and NICAR training visit https://www.ire.org/training/index-training.php.
For more information about ESRI training see http://training.esri.com. IRE members can also purchase discounted extension programs, which expand the analytical capabilities of ArcView. The single-license cost for Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst is $1,500 each. That is a 40 percent discount off the list price of $2,500 each. To obtain an order form, please contact John Green, membership services coordinator for IRE, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-2772.