ArcGIS Desktop is used to compile, use, and manage geographic information. It includes a comprehensive set of professional GIS applications that support a number of GIS tasks, including: mapping, data compilation, analysis, geodatabase management, and geographic information sharing.

Is this software right for me?

This software can be used by staff or students, on university or personal computers, whether that is a laptop or desktop, both on and off campus.


What does this software do?

ArcGIS is used for the management and analysis of spatial and geographical data.


Windows version : 10.8

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Available to download via Pegsus.

Student :

Available to download via Pegsus.

Computer Labs :

ArcGIS is also available on the virtual desktop - http://aka.ms/wvdarmweb

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before downloading software:

Usage :

Product may be used by any staff or student for the normal business of the University, whether or not they are located on University premises as long as they are located in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Use outside these areas possible by prior agreement. Use includes the following:-

  • teaching;
  • research;
  • education and learning;
  • administration and management
  • preparation of course materials is for instruction only

Personal Licence : Not applicable


ArcGIS - How to Install on Windows

When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

A huge variety of assistance is available, including overviews, and FAQs on the ArcGIS webpages.




The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:


Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download to University owned or personal PC/Laptop

Student :

Free to download to University owned or personal PC/Laptop

System Requirements

Minimum Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Minimum Software:
Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher.

Minimum Hardware:
CPU: 2.2 Ghz.
Memory: 2 GB RAM.
Free drive space: 2.4 GB.
Display: SVGA (1024x768 or higher).