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Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

License Information

License Term:

Renews Annually Every September   

License Type:


Operating Systems:     

Windows only

Institutional Computers Eligibility:

Faculty, Staff and Students may install on institutional machines

Institutional Computers Fee:


Personal Computers Eligibility: Faculty, Staff and Students may install on personal computers for educational uses
Personal Computers Fee: No


How to Install the Software

ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1

Mount the \\files\licensed\Products\ArcGIS directory (you will need to supply "PRINCETON\", your NetID and your password to mount the directory). Then open the 10_5_1 directory. Installation instructions can be found at Installing Desktop 10.5.1.

ArcGIS Pro 2.x

ArcGIS Pro is Esri's new 64-bit Desktop GIS software.  As with other ArcGIS Desktop products, it can be installed only on a Windows operating system.  The software can be installed from the \\files\licensed\Products\ArcGIS\Pro2_0 directory, using the same mounting procedure described above. Contact Bill Guthe at to authorize use of this software package.

Additional Information

You will need a computer with high-quality graphics to get the best performance from this software.  This is particularly true for ArcGIS Pro 2.x.

 For questions, please contact Bill Guthe at 8-4609 or email