Friends of UNIGIS

Friends in business and industry help the UNIGIS network offer an up to date and commercially relevant course programme. These organisations offer support to the network through contributions to workshops and distance learning materials, discounted products such as books and software, and access to the latest developments in the GIS field. The Friends network is expanding rapidly.

Association for Geographical Information

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) is a 'Friends of UNIGIS' organisation and has been a strong supporter of our activities in a number of ways in recent years.


AGI Membership

A major element of their support is their offer of free annual membership for our students.

The offer includes four elements, which are:-

  • One year's AGI membership
  • A password to the AGI members area on the AGI website to access AGI papers
  • All other normal AGI individual membership benefits

You will find the AGI materials extremely helpful as reference material for UNIGIS assignments.







Esri®’s geographic information system (GIS) technology gives you the power to think and plan geographically. Used today in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, Esri's GIS helps governments, universities, and businesses save money, lives, and our environment.


GIS helps you understand and question data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends.  So whether you are transporting ethanol or studying landslides, you can use GIS to solve problems and make better decisions, because a GIS enables you to look at your valuable data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.  Esri supports the implementation of GIS technology on the desktop, servers, online services, and mobile devices.


UNIGIS students are provided with a copy of the ArcGIS software for the duration of their studies free of charge.




The INTERGRAPH Corporation fuses spatial capabilities to security, helping some of the world’s largest government, military, and industrial organizations in more than 60 countries better manage their operations and safeguard their infrastructure. Using their solutions, these organizations build and manage complex systems and operations that make the world work – from oil and gas, utilities, communications, and transportation networks to national security and public safety systems.


UNIGIS students are provided with a free copy of Intergraph's GeoMedia software together wtih a copy of ERDAS Imagine for the duration of their studies.



GIS Professional

GISPro is the leading International journal for professionals developing and using geographical information systems. GiSPro is aimed at all those who work in the broad field of spatial data application, management, interrogation, collection and processing.

We have been a friend of UNIGIS since our launch in 2004 and understand the importance of training. Our magazine is designed to be user friendly and relevant to those undertaking studies and fully qualified and experienced working professionals. Copies are available in print and digital format.  


UNIGIS UK students receive a free one year membership to the magazine




Published in two printed and online editions (UK and Internationl) GeoConnexion is your one-stop-shop for news, articles and opinion on GIS, remote sensing, surveying and related disciplines and technologies. And for those on the move, the GeoConnexion RSS news feed will keep your mobile device updated with all the latest developments.
The magazine has a strong educational component and offers a free one-year subscription to UNIGIS students in the UK.