Software :: ArcGIS


ArcGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge, enabling people to make more informed decisions. HSU has a campus-wide license that enables both faculty and students to use the software on HSU-owned equipment.

Who's it for?

System Configuration

ArcGIS for Desktop has been certified for Windows operating systems and requires Microsoft .NET Framework to be installed.

Read the complete list of system requirements.

Additional Information

ITS does not provide support for ArcGIS. Please contact the vendor for assistance with the software.

Details of the contract terms are available on the CSU website.

Accessing This Service

To learn where ArcGIS is installed on campus, click

To install ArcGIS on a computer that will be off-campus, users must request a standalone license from; standalone license must be renewed annually.

For permissions to access the files, please send an email to

Contact Pat Bain at (707) 826-3535 with download and license key questions.

Using This Service

Extensive resources for using ArcGIS software are available on the vendor's website.


On the CNRS servers. For permissions to access the files, please send an email to


Please refer to the Law & Policy section of the ITS website at for information about policies relevant to software usage.