ESRI Software Downloads

The Department is the point of contact for most geo-spatial software on campus. This includes the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, etc.) and ArcGIS Pro GIS suite.

For ArcGIS Pro, licenses are tied to membership in the SDSU ArcGIS Online Organization. As long as faculty, staff, or students are members of the organization, ArcGIS Pro is licensed wherever it is installed. Become a member of the SDSU Online Organization

For ArcGIS Desktop, faculty, staff, and students can download a single use license for their office/home workstations or laptops (see below). These licenses are yearly and should be renewed before October 30, each year.

ArcGIS Desktop and Pro will only run on Windows. MacOS is not supported.

Software Downloads

Packages include installers for the main program, additional (necessary) coordinate systems, Interoperability extension, and any software updates (patches). Extract the installers from the .zip file after downloading and install the main program first, then the others.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (.zip) (~4Gb)

ArcGIS Pro 2.5 (.zip) (~4Gb)

ArcGIS Pro 2.4 (.zip) (~3Gb)

When starting ArcGIS Pro, click the “Your ArcGIS organization’s URL” button in the Sign In box and enter our organization, “sdsugeo”, and continue.

ArcGIS Desktop

Desktop 10.8.1 (.zip) (~3Gb)

Desktop 10.8 (.zip) (~3Gb)

Desktop 10.7.1 (.zip) (~3Gb)

Desktop 10.6.1 (.zip) (~9Gb) TLS Patch is required, see below

Business Analyst for Desktop 10.8.1 (.zip) (~130Mb) (Data not included)

The following license file (.prvc) expires on September 30, 2021. Renewal file will be uploaded mid-September.

SDSU ArcGIS Desktop license file Leave geography site SDSUid required

Important: When downloading, if asked to request permission from an administrator, please sign out of all personal Google applications and attempt the download again. Cached credentials in the browser prevent Google Drive from using SDSUid authentication.

Installing the License:

  1. If the Software Authorization Wizard doesn't start during the installation process, Launch the Wizard: Start > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Adminstrator
  2. Select "Desktop" from the left-hand navigation menu
  3. Select "Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use." Click "Authorize Now"
  4. Select the option "I have received an authorization file from Esri and am now ready to finish the authorization process."
  5. Browse to and select the license file. Click "Next"
  6. Select "Authorize with Esri now over the Internet." Click "Next"
  7. Review the pre-populated personal information and enter any additional required information. On the next panels, you will see the authorization numbers entered for the core product and any extensions, if applicable.
  8. Click "Finish"

TLS Patches

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a widely used network security protocol. It protects privacy and provides data integrity during communications between applications over the internet. ESRI will be upgrading their ArcGIS Online services on April 16, 2019 to conform to TLS v1.2. The update is likely to affect most ArcGIS software and customers. Please see ESRI’s TLS support page Leave geography site to learn how to test and update your systems.

ArGIS 10.6.1 TLS Patch Leave geography site (~4Mb)