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ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) 10.8 for Windows

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Introduction

From Esri: “ArcGIS Desktop is a foundational piece for GIS professionals to create, analyze, manage, and share geographic information so decision-makers can make intelligent, informed decisions. It allows you to create maps, perform spatial analysis, and manage data. You can import multiple data formats and use powerful analytical tools and workflows to identify spatial patterns, trends, and non-obvious relationships.”

Requesting ArcGIS Desktop

Complete the Software Request form at the link below, select ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) for Windows from the software list, and submit.

Software Request Form:
https://forms.office.com/r/TxZ5UczNd

Installing ArcGIS Desktop

Remote Workers: If working remotely or from a secure campus network, sign into SIU VPN to install. An active VPN connection may be required for a few hours before the software becomes available to install.

Before Installing: Close all running applications, especially any ArcGIS apps.

Install ArcGIS Desktop: Software will be delivered to SIU-owned computers thru Microsoft Software Center for self-service installation. The experience is similar to a mobile app store: browse the software catalog, select the software, then wait for the software to download and install.

1. Click the link below to open the Software Center page for ArcGIS Desktop.

softwarecenter:SoftwareID=ScopeId_40B7319B-0E80-4A98-AFBF-DA48DECD1BC8/Application_10ec20f6-e705-4062-9d7c-3ca8dafa9065

2. If ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.2 is already installed, click Uninstall to remove the software.

3. Click the Install button.

4. Note any installer windows that appear, especially error messages and warnings. These installer windows may be hidden behind other windows on screen.

5. Upon successful installation, the Install button changes to Uninstall or Restart and the Status line changes to Installed.

Troubleshooting

1. Remote Workers: If working remotely or from a secure campus network, sign into SIU VPN to install. An active VPN connection may be required for a few hours before the software becomes available to install in Software Center.

2. Software Center: Software Center does not immediately refresh upon connecting to the campus network, especially for computers that have been offline or off campus for extended periods.

Software Center - This application is not available in Software Center

3. Software Center: Software Center is not immediately available upon computer startup. Wait at least 5 minutes after the computer starts up before opening Software Center.

Software Center cannot be loaded

4. Installation: Close all running applications before installing, especially any ArcGIS apps.

5. Network Connectivity: If a campus WiFi connection is slow or unstable during installation, switch to a wired Ethernet network connection and try again.

6. Network Connectivity: If a remote network connection is slow or unstable during installation, bring the computer to campus and try again.

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