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ArcGIS Download


ArcGIS Desktop is the foundational piece of the ArcGIS platform for GIS professionals to create, analyze, manage and share geographic information so decision-makers can make intelligent, informed decisions. It allows you to create maps, perform spatial analysis, and manage data. ArcGIS Desktop tutorials provide a set of links to a collection of various ArcGIS tutorials used to perform a number of common tasks in ArcGIS.

ArcGIS Pro is the latest professional desktop GIS application from Esri. With ArcGIS Pro, you can explore, visualize, and analyze data; create 2D maps and 3D scenes. The ArcGIS Pro quick-start tutorials introduce you to many aspects of ArcGIS Pro. They cover basic operations, such as adding data and navigating in 3D, as well as complete workflows, such as authoring maps, and building analysis models.

Download ArcGIS from the Department of Geography ESRI downloads page.

SDSU students may download the ArcGIS Student License by submitting their RedID.


  • The campus ArcGIS Student licenses expire on 10/30/2020
  • ArcGIS will only run on Windows. MacOS is not supported.
  • Faculty may download ArcGIS from the ETCS Software Distribution Center, using SDSUid credentials.