ArcGIS for Desktop Student Timeout Edition

ArcGIS for Desktop Student Timeout Edition
Delivery Type
Custom Delivery
You must be a student at the University of Alberta to qualify for this license and it must be installed on a personally owned computer. "Esri offers ArcGIS for Desktop Student 1-year Trial software for use by students at colleges and universities that are a part of an Esri Educational site license. ArcGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge. "Ensure you request ArcGIS Online access to receive ArcGIS Pro and enable the ArcGIS Living Atlas and a world of data for analysis & visualization from the Esri ArcGIS Platform." *Current System requirements can be found here:

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ArcGIS Desktop is the key to realizing the advantage of location awareness. Collect and manage data, create professional maps, perform traditional and advanced spatial analysis, and solve real problems. Make a difference and add tangible value for your organization, your community, and the world.

Powerful Desktop GIS

Let professional grade software do your heavy lifting. The two primary desktop applications for GIS professionals are ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro, and both are part of ArcGIS Desktop. Each application has unique capabilities to suit your needs. Create everything from simple web maps to complex analytical models.

Create and Design Maps and 3D Scenes

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a relevant map is worth a thousand pictures. Use 2D maps and 3D scenes created on your desktop to visualize data in novel ways and discover non-obvious relationships, inefficiencies, trends and opportunities.


The world is filled with unanswered questions. Frame these questions, analyze data, get results using an array of analytical tools, and examine your work in 2D and 3D. ArcGIS Desktop includes a rich analytical toolbox and modeling framework that empower you to perform virtually any type of spatial analysis.

Manage Geographic Data

Keep everything under control. Build, manage, and connect geographic information using feature and tabular data, imagery, online maps, 3D data, and much more. Go to the next level and enable enterprise-wide collaboration and manage information collections across your organization via the ArcGIS platform.


Access ready-to-use imagery from the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection. Leverage an intelligent management system that scales to work with petabytes of data and recognizes the sensors that you work with every day.

Extend Your Reach

Get your maps into the hands and onto the smartphones of others quickly and seamlessly. Turn your professional desktop data, maps, and analytics into hosted maps, analysis services, feature layers, and imagery services. Provide managed access for your entire organization using both ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online.


The world is not flat, and you are no longer limited to abstraction. Use 3D to see your data in its true perspective, to make better decisions, and to communicate your ideas more effectively and efficiently. ArcGIS Desktop leads the way in 3D GIS.

ArcGIS for Desktop Student Edition

Supported operating systems * Latest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Fall Creators Update

Windows 8.1 Basic, Pro, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

Update: Nov 2017

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])


Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: Nov 2017

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: Nov 2017

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: Nov 2017

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])



Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating systems are supported unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.

* See Operating system requirements and limitations for additional requirements and information.

ArcMap is supported in various on-premises and cloud environments.

On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Notes
Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Use the latest Citrix and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to Citrix and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.
Citrix XenDesktop 7.11
Citrix XenDesktop 7.13
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Microsoft VDI certified with RemoteFX vGPU Windows Device Driver Model(WDDM) 1.2
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
VMware vSphere 6.0

Use VMware Horizon View 7.0 and later only.

Use the latest VMware and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to VMware and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.

VMware vSphere 6.5


On-premises application streaming Notes
Citrix XenApp 7.6

Hosted OS:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or later)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (September 2016 update or later)

Citrix XenApp 7.11 Windows Server 2016


Cloud Environments* Notes

AWS Virtual Machines

ArcGIS Desktop works well in AWS and Azure instances that have:

  • supported operating systems

  • adequate number of processing cores for the workload

  • adequate amount of memory for the workload.

* ArcGIS Desktop will provide adequate performance and usability in many of the cloud environments. The cloud instance must have adequate CPU, Memory and Disk storage resources to support ArcMap.


Licensing for ArcGIS Desktop may display instability when running in the cloud. It is recommended to use concurrent use licensing for software authorization, where the ArcGIS License Manager is running on a host that is guaranteed to have an immutable hardware configuration.

Hardware requirements

  Supported and Recommended

CPU speed

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


x86 or x64 with SSE2 extensions


Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Display properties

24-bit color depth

Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.*

Screen resolution

1024x768 recommended minimum at normal size (96 dpi)

Disk space

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 6 GB or higher

ArcGlobe creates cache files when used. If using ArcGlobe, additional disk space may be required.

Video/Graphics adapter

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 minimum is required, and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended.

Be sure to use the latest available drivers.


Software requirements


Python requirement for geoprocessing

ArcMap geoprocessing tools require Python 2.7.14 and Numerical Python 1.9.3 to be installed. If the ArcMap setup does not find either Python 2.7.14 or Numerical Python (NumPy) 1.9.3 installed on the target computer, Python 2.7.14 and Numerical Python 1.9.3 will be installed during a complete installation of ArcMap. You can choose a Custom installation to unselect the Python feature and avoid installing it. Additionally, if the Python setup is executed during the ArcMap installation, you will be provided with the opportunity to choose its installation location. The Python installation location should not include spaces.

Microsoft .NET Framework requirement

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher must be installed prior to installing ArcMap.

Browser requirement

Microsoft Internet Explorer (minimum IE 11) must be installed prior to installing ArcMap.

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