ArcGIS is a powerful desktop and server tool for mapping and analysis through the application of geographic knowledge. ArcGIS can perform spatial analysis while combining independent tabular data layers with maps, imagery and 3D geographic features. ArcGIS will be available on the CIRC platform for intensive research applications. ArcGIS also comes with web apps and device apps to share your work with others in across the University. These apps run on smartphones, tablets, web browsers, and desktops, and support a range of tasks and workflows. Under this license, all standard Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) modules are included.

How To Get A Copy

Who’s eligible? ArcGIS is available organization wide for teaching, research, or administrative* purposes.

Faculty and Staff Contact the UR Tech Store at

AS&E Students: You will need a University Box account to download the software package. If you do not have an account, please contact the helpdesk @275-2000 or email UnivITHelp@ROCHESTER.EDU

You can obtain the ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 installer here:

During installation, choose ArcInfo concurrent use, with the license server of

You can obtain the ArcGIS Pro 2.8 installer here:

Click “Configure License Options”, then choose concurrent licensing and enter


The license server is open to all UR internal networks, and once installed, you can check out a license through arcgis administrator for offline use as well.

*Advancement users, please contact for pricing.




Payment may be made by blue 312 requisition, email (account number),

  • $0 – AS&E faculty, staff, and students; Computer Science department; Laboratory for Laser Energetics
  • $450 – All others
  • For network, or group rates, contact the UR Tech Store at

System Requirements

ArcGIS for Server Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

ArcGIS for Desktop Platforms

  • Windows operating systems with Windows .NET Framework
  • For a Mac running Windows, you can install ArcGIS for Desktop using VMWare, BootCamp, or Parallels.

More information about system requirements is available on the ArcGIS website.

More Information


  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students