Skip to Main Content

ArcGIS Software

Access information for ArcGIS software and services at Georgetown.

Virtual Access to ArcGIS Pro

For users who are unable to install ArcGIS Pro on their own computer or access a shared workstation, ArcGIS Pro is available on Nutanix Frame - a virtual computer lab - through your web browser. For performance and accessibility reasons, you are still strongly recommended to install ArcGIS Pro on your own machine, whenever possible. Within the Nutaix Frame, your access is limited to 2 hour sessions. Ensure that you save your work and review all documentation on Nutanix Frame provided by University information Services.

To access Nutanix Frame:

  1. Go to the Nutanix Frame login page.
  2. On the login page, click "Sign in with Georgetown SSO". The Georgetown login page will be displayed.
  3. Enter your NetID and password, and then click "Sign In."
  4. Complete the Duo authentication.
  5. The Library Virtual Lab main page is displayed. Click on the ArcGIS Pro icon to start the software.

On Nutanix Frame, ArcGIS Pro can be used without logging in to your ArcGIS Online account. You can also link it to your own ArcGIS Online account to work with existing maps and to take advantage of your credits. To do so, follow the instructions for authorizing your ArcGIS Software. This will need to be done each time you log in to Nutanix Frame as your configuration and files are not saved.

ArcMap is not available on Nutanix Frame.

More information about using Frame is available from the UIS Service Center. Technical issues and troubleshooting questions related to the Nutanix Frame access should be sent to

For Mac Users

At this time, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop are not supported on MacOS. Windows, in addition to appropriate hardware specifications, are required to install and run this software.

Esri offers some guidance on how to run Windows on your Mac computer in order to install ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Desktop.

Depending on your Mac's specifications, it may be able to run Windows without affecting your access to MacOS. MacOS natively supports this through Boot Camp and Apple provides full instructions on how to install Windows using Boot Camp on their support site.

You will require access to a legal, installable copy of Windows. University Information Services (UIS) can provide information for students, faculty, and staff on how to obtain a copy of Windows. 

UIS may be able to assist with acquiring appropriate software and with basic Boot Camp or dual-boot setup. All patrons are responsible for software installation and do so at their own risk. Georgetown University Library staff will not perform the software installation.

Creative Commons   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License. | Details of our policy