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ArcGIS is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information to create and use maps, compile geographic data, analyze mapped information, share and discover geographic information, and managing geographic information in a database.

Note: This Software is only available on Windows Operating Systems.

Personal Machines: Students, faculty and staff can get ArcGIS for their personal computers at no charge. You will need to fill out the request form below in order to get a license key emailed to your ASU email, then use the download link below to download the software onto your machine.

License Request Form

Once you get your license, save it to a secure location on your computer.  Download and Install ArcGis Desktop.  Close the application when it gets to the final step with licensing.  Then find and double click the orange license key you downloaded and run through the wizard.  It will ask you a couple of survey questions.  When finished, close and launch the program.

Download Installer (Current version: 108_172737; Requires you to log into your appstate Gmail account)

Full installation instructions can be referenced here.

Please feel free to contact the IT Support Center in Anne Belk Hall for installation help.

Who can use this software?

Students, faculty and staff can get ArcGIS for their personal computers at no charge.  It is only available on Windows Operating Systems

Who do I contact for problems or issues?

Call the Help Desk at 828-262-6266, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by entering a support request at

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