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Installing ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is the current desktop GIS software from Esri. "Pro" has nearly all of the capabilities of its predecessor -- ArcGIS Desktop (a.k.a. ArcMap/ArcCatalog/etc.) and features such long-awaited capabilities as multi-threaded, 64-bit processing, multiple map layouts and combined 3D/2D visualization. If you need to run the older software, see Installing ArcGIS Desktop.

Installation Instructions

Contrary to the official instructions, you should not download from myEsri (students do not generally have the required "esri access"). Here is what to do instead:

  1. Download an installer using one of the links below
  2. Run the installer, and accept the license agreement
  3. Click "Next" at each subsequent screen to accept the defaults (unless you wish to change the install location)
  4. Set licensing options. For basic (limited) use without an Esri account, choose "Concurrent", set the license manager to, and select ArcGIS Pro Advanced (and, optionally, any extensions you wish to use). If you have an authorized Esri account, choose "Named User" licensing instead.
  5. Optional: check with your instructor or advisor about options for getting an Esri account authorized to use the UVM organization account for ArcGIS Online.

If a newer version of ArcGIS Pro is available, you will get an upgrade notification the first time you run the software. Upgrading is a seamless process that generally does not take very long. As of February 2020, upgrading will take you to version 2.5. Choose the appropriate installer below (and ignore upgrade notifications) to install version 2.4.3 if you want to match what is used in NR courses.

ArcGIS Pro 2.5 (executable [1750 MB])

ArcGIS Pro 2.4 (ZIP, including v2.4.3 patch [1683 MB])

Older versions

ArcGIS Pro 2.3 (executable [1266 MB])

ArcGIS Pro 2.2 (executable [1150 MB])

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