Product Information 

  • About: ESRI software is a Geographic Information System (GIS). A GIS is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a database about location and turns it into visual layers. ArcGIS includes a suite of integrated applications: ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox. These three applications allow users to perform any GIS task, simple to advanced, including mapping, data management, geographic analysis, data editing and geoprocessing.
  • Current Version: ArcGIS Desktop 10.7, ArcGIS Student Timeout Edition
  • Availability:  U of G has a site license for ESRI GIS software, which allows faculty and staff to install and use ESRI software on their own computers or in on-campus teaching labs. This site license also allows the U of G community free access to online courses at ESRI Virtual Campus.  Please see available offerings on the CCS Software Distribution Site.
  • Eligibility: If you are a faculty, staff or graduate student at the University of Guelph, you may obtain a site-licensed copy of ESRI software for use in learning,  teaching  and research. However, it may only be used while you are employed, or a registered graduate student, at the University of Guelph. For general licensing information or to obtain a copy, go to the CCS Software Distribution Site.
  • Supported Platforms: Windows
  • License Information: 


ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.x system requirements

Installing ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.x on your computer

Installation Instruction for ArcGIS Student Timeout Edition


ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.x quick start guide

ArcGIS Courses at Lynda.Com - ​(what's

CCS and McLaughlin Library offer a GIS Service based out of the Data Resource Centre in the Library. The GIS Service includes access to and support for ESRI GIS software, GIS data analysis support, and a growing geospatial data collection.

Additional Resources