ESRI ArcGIS Online Organization

The Geography Department is the administrator for the SDSU ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Organization Leave geography site. ArcGIS Online is a cloud Geographic Information System/Cartography solution Leave geography site.

With an ArcGIS Online organizational account:

  • Members gain access to cloud-based spatial analysis and mapping software
  • Members are able to upload their own data including spatial datasets and spreadsheets, and use additional online data in their analysis
  • Members are able to share their analysis results, maps, and presentations with their colleagues, organization, or the general public
  • Members have access to free on-line training materials to learn and expand their skills in spatial analysis and map-making
  • Members have access to their account for as long as they are associated with the university, and can transfer their content to a personal account when they leave

How to Obtain an Account

All current faculty, staff, and students are eligible for an account. Logging into the Organization for the first time using SDSU ID will create an account.

  1. Go to Leave geography site
  2. Click the “Sign In” dropdown in the upper right
  3. Select the blue “San Diego State University” button - this takes you to the SDSU ID login window
  4. Sign in using your SDSU ID username and password
  5. You’ll be returned to the SDSU AGOL Organization and your account will be active


  1. Go to Leave geography site
  2. Click the “Sign In” button
  3. On the right side, click the “ENTERPRISE LOGIN” button at the bottom of the Sign In box
  4. Enter “sdsugeo” in the space provided and click continue
  5. Continue from #3 above

Always use the “ENTERPRISE LOGIN” button when logging into any ESRI site which has a login:

Student Software Licenses

The Department is also the point of contact for most geo-spatial software on campus. This includes the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, etc.) and ArcGIS Pro GIS suite, as well as Erdas Imagine remote sensing software.

To request a one-year license to install on home computers and laptops, please contact Harry Johnson Send email. Please send the request from, or include, an SDSU ID email account ( Licenses can only be sent to campus emails.