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ESRI is licensed for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students on both MIT-owned and personally-owned machines for use in education and research.

  • Students may install the software on a personal machine and activate it via a license-managed, MIT-owned server.
  • MIT's agreement specifically prohibits all administrative use of ArcPad software and the Tele Atlas data that comes with ArcLogistics software.

How to Obtain


  • ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro: Once the software is installed you will need to designate the license server as: license-7.mit.edu.

Download (MIT certificate required)

ArcGIS 10.8

ArcGIS Pro 2.5



About this Version 

ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) (ArcGIS/ArcMAP) enables users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic, digital environment. It provides tools for integrating, querying, and analyzing a wide variety of data types, such as scientific and cultural data, satellite imagery, and aerial photography, as well as data collected by individuals, into projects, with geographic locations providing the integral link between all the data.


  • Technical questions should be directed to the GIS Libraries: gishelp@mit.edu.