UPDATE: 4/2022 - STUDENTS - ESRI has retired student authorization codes, therefore, we can no longer provide ArcGIS Desktop's software application or renewal licenses for personal computers. You can still access ArcMap on Remote Dataworks Desktops and Library DataWorks Lab Computers. See below for details. OIT will support ArcGIS Desktop application 10.8.1 through 2023 (ESRI through 2025). Contact OIT for any questions or help with ArcGIS Desktop. Please transition to ArcGIS Pro.
A complete suite for desktop GIS that includes ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcScene, + all extensions.
ArcGIS Desktop is a software program 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. You can import multiple data formats and use powerful analytical tools and workflows to identify spatial patterns, trends, and non-obvious relationships.
This page provides information on Student access, Faculty and Staff access, and Training tutorials.
This page provides detailed information to help you access ArcGIS Desktop software:
Student License for Desktop is no longer available. Please contact OIT and request Desktop License through their Software Request Form for ESRI.
Remote Services are resources offered by the University that can be connected to virtually. Virtual Campus Resources include Virtual Dataworks Desktop environments for active students, faculty, and staff to access campus software.
If you are on a personal computer or have admin rights, you can download the RemoteApp to access Remote Desktops.
Once you download the Microsoft Remote Desktop App and set up your workspaces (DataWorks), you will launch the app from your applications, sign in with your NetID, accept the Disclaimer and wait for about 10 – 30 sections for your desktop to load.
If you have any issues accessing any virtual desktops via remote access please contact OIT's phone, chat, or help desk for further assistance.
ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) software is available on the UNR Libraries computer labs listed below:
Esri Academy is a free online training resource and course catalog that provides a variety of options and learning paths for GIS. This academy is a self-paced learning platform to help GIS users at all levels to learn basics, applications, data management, mapping, spatial analysis, data science, field operations, scripting, imagery, remote sensing, 3D visualization and analytics for workflows, enhance projects with geographic context, and create information that leads to better decision-making. To learn more go to ESRI Academy Training Courses. Here are some recommended courses and paths to check out for ArcMAP.