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Available to:

Faculty & Staff for Departmental use 

Students during 1-year promotion

Specify Windows 32-bit or 64-bit, or Linux

Faculty/staff departmental use:

  • License cost is covered under campus-wide agreement for:
    • Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy & Social Work
    • Department of Medicine
    • HS/HSL
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Public Safety
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Shock Trauma & Anesthesiology Research
    • all others please contact  Additional licenses are currently $300 per department or school, and will be pro-rated as additional licenses are purchased.
  • ArcGIS for Desktop installation media = $10
  • Additional media for extentions are available at $10 per disc

Purchasing Information


Esri's ArcGIS is a geographic information sysem (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for: creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database.

The system provides an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout an organization, across a community, and openly on the Web.    

System Requirements


Supported Operating SystemMinimum


Windows 2003 Server Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T))SP2SP2
Windows 2003 Server Terminal ServicesSP2SP2
Windows 2008 Server Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T)) SP2
Windows 2008 R2 Server Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) SP1*
Windows 2008 R2 Server with Citrix XenApp 6**SP1*SP1*
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T)) SP1*
Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T))SP2SP2
Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (32-bit)SP3SP3
Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (64-bit (EM64T))SP2SP2

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Hardware Requirements

 ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcEditor
CPU Speed

2.2 GHz minimum or higher; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended


Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core Duo, or Xeon Processors; SSE2 (or greater)

Run this Microsoft utility from your Windows command prompt to check your processor.

See Dual or dual-core support policy.

Memory/RAM2 GB or higher
Display Properties24 bit color depth
Screen Resolution1024 x 768 recommended or higher at Normal size (96dpi)
Swap SpaceDetermined by the operating system, 500 MB minimum.
Disk Space2.4 GB
In addition, up to 50 MB of disk space maybe needed in the Windows System directory (typically C:\Windows\System32). You can view the disk space requirement for each of the 10.0 components in the Setup program.

If using ArcGlobe (as part of 3D Analyst), additional disk space may be required. ArcGlobe will create cache files when used.
Video/Graphics Adapter

Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS

64 MB RAM minimum, 256 MB RAM or higher recommended.  NVIDIA, ATI and INTEL chipsets supported

24 bit capable graphics accelerator

OpenGL version 2.0 runtime or higher is required, and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended.  Be sure to use the latest available driver.

Networking HardwareSimple TCP/IP, Network Card or Microsoft Loopback Adapter is required for the License Manager.


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Interested in ESRI Virtual Campus training courses? Please email with the course you'd like to learn. All courses are free with a license purchase.

601 W. Lombard St
HS/HSL, Room 540

Baltimore, MD 21201
410.706.8166 (phone)
410.706.4191 (fax) 
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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