MARC Technical Services

MARC Supports Esri and ArcGIS for Desktop

MARC supports many of Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop software products, plus other software applications from Esri. Student Edition licenses of ArcGIS for Desktop are available from MARC for free. Send an email to to request a license. The Student Edition is a fully-functional version, the same version used in computer labs at Murray State. The Student Edition comes with the core GIS product, plus Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, and Geostatistical Analyst. The license expires after 1-year, but a renewal license can be requested for currently enrolled students of Murray State University.

Murray State faculty or staff wishing to have ArcGIS for Desktop installed in a computer lab or office computer should contact the MARC Coordinator of GIS via email.

We also support ERDAS Imagine from Hexagon

MARC supports Intergraph-ERDAS Imagine Professional image processing software. MARC does not have a campus-wide license for Erdas Imagine, so users must be enrolled in one of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences courses to gain access to the software. For students, we do have a limited number of free student licenses. Requests for the licenses must be initiated by the course professor or faculty mentor.

GIS Training and Education

MARC supports GIS training and education in part through Esri's Training Academy, an online training program specific to learning GIS using ArcGIS for Desktop. Through our participation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky's statewide license agreement between KY-CPE and Esri, Murray State University has access to many E-Learning online courses for no charge. The Esri course offerings changes frequently, so posting a course is list here will eventually be out-of-date. For a current list of courses, please refer to the Esri Academy.

Printing Services

MARC supports a 42-inch full-color Canon IPF815 plotter. We can plot posters, images, and various other products necessary for poster sessions, seminars, workshops, or conference presentations. Preferred file types are Powerpoint (PPT or PPTX), CorelDraw, or Adobe Illustrator. Occasionally, very large PDF files will not print, so try to have the graphic files in two different formats in the event of a printing issue. MARC can charge against Murray State accounts or grants, so please be knowledgeable of the FOPAL number for inter-account billing.

Need A Map or Map-related Graphics?

MARC also works with all Murray State University campus administrative offices and academic areas. We provide custom mapping and associated cartographic and graphic services. Our products can be customized for a wide variety of projects and publications. We have produced content for the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Center for Adult and Regional Education, Adventures In Math and Science (AIMS), Facilities Management, and Murray State Police and Emergency Management. If your project requires a mapping component or could use a eye-catching map graphic, contact us and we will consult with you on your project.