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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

ArcGIS Software

Software Download & Installation Instructions

All users are responsible for software installation and do so at their own risk. Georgetown University Library staff will not perform the software installation.

Obtaining Software

  1. Follow this link and sign in with your NetID and Password. Select the ArcGIS Desktop folder, then the version that you wish to install.
  2. Download the files in the "Required" folder. 
  3. Use our ​Installation Instructions to guide you through the installation process.
  4. After all required files have been installed, additional tools and extensions can be downloaded from the "Optional" folder.

Obtaining the Provisioning File

  1. Download the new provisioining file. The file ends in ".pvrc". Save the file to an easy-to-find place, such as your desktop.
  2. Follow our Authorization Instructions to complete the authorization process.

Updating your License

  1. Return to this page on an annual basis to download the new provisioning file. Your installation of ArcGIS Desktop will not be usable after January 16 of each year unless your provisioning file is updated.


Below are direct links to versions of software. Please review instructions above before downloading any files.

Updating the Software License

The license for ArcGIS Desktop runs for 1 year and will expire annually on January 16. In order to continue using ArcGIS Desktop, you need to download and authorize your software with a new provisioning file each year. View instructions on how to reauthorize your software annually.

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