Through the UNC system site license with Esri, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an organizational account for ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Online is a fee-based service, and services are paid for with credits. UNC’s institutional account receives a limited number of accounts and a set number of credits each year.
If you would like an account please contact a GIS Librarian.
Important information about our ArcGIS Online institutional account:
Credits are renewed each summer. We cannot limit or partition credit usage. In the event that we run out of credits we will request more from Esri. In the interim, there may be a disruption in service.
Information about the costs for services is available here.
Most users will be assigned roles that do not allow "expensive" activities such as geocoding*, uploading, storing and accessing large data sets, data enrichment, and report generation.
*Geocoding can be done in ArcGIS Desktop using roads data sets and address locators from Esri. The Texas A&M Geocoder offers another easy alternative, as does SmartyStreets. We have an account for SmartyStreets. Contact a GIS Librarian for assistance.
Getting Started with ArcGIS Online: