ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcMap

To download and install ArcGIS on a Windows computer, first navigate to click "Sign In" and choose "Enterprise Login - Dartmouth College"

Note: ArcGIS Desktop runs only on Windows machines.  For Mac and Linux users, there are other options for geographic information systems analysis and processing.  Please contact us at 

Sign in using your NetID and password.  This will self-provision both an ArcGIS Online and a  "My ESRI" 

Then, follow ESRI's instructions here:

For assistance with downloads or installs, please contact

Related - for ArcMap and ArcGIS Desktop, see and 

ArcMap / ArcGIS Desktop: 

  1. Download the appropriate zip file to a Windows machine by clicking the current version of "ArcGIS Desktop". The final installed disk space is approx. 975 MB. (
  2. When the download completes, double-click the executable file to start 
  3. Follow the standard installation steps
  4. When the installer is complete, click Finish and close the installer. 
  5. The software is now installed. To authorize the software for use, go to the Windows Start Menu and click All Programs then ArcGIS then right-click ArcGIS Administrator and choose Run as Administrator.
  6. In the ArcGIS Administrator window, click Desktop in the left-hand pane.  In the right hand pane, choose Advanced (ArcInfo) Concurrent Use.
  7. Click the Change button, and enter in the box and click OK.  This is an annually renewed site license available to machines on the Dartmouth network or over the College's VPN network (see this knowledge base article for VPN instructions:
  8. Your software is now licensed and ready to use. To launch ArcMap, from your Windows start menu, click Start then All Programs then ArcGIS then ArcMap

For ESRI Data and Maps, see

See also the following Dartmouth Libguides: and

System requirements to run ArcGIS Desktop: 


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