ESRI Software and Services

NCSU has a campus site license for many ESRI products and online services. The most commonly used products on campus may be downloaded from OIT's Software Download website. However, some lesser used and recently released products may not be provided there, but are instead available from the Libraries' geodata server.

Note: All downloads require authenticating using your NCSU UNITY ID. If you are not a current NCSU faculty, staff, or student, please do not ask for access to these files.

As of June 2019, here is a list of ESRI products avalable for NCSU campus:

ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 and 10.7.1

OIT Software Download or Libraries Download Folder.  Installed in most campus computer labs and on the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL).

Installation instructions and license server path are the same as with previous 10.x versions. You may install Desktop on university or personal computers, but to use it off campus will require connecting through the VPN.

ArcGIS Pro 2.3 and 2.4

Libraries Download Folder. For usage instructions, see the ArcGIS Pro webpage. Requires an ArcGIS Online account (see below) that has been activated for ArcGIS Pro.

CityEngine 2019

Libraries Download Folder. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are provided.

Business Analyst Desktop 2018

Download Folder

This is a very large software app to download and install -- approx. 60 GB. In addition, disk space is needed for the zip files you download and for decompressing these files prior to installation. After installation, you will be asked for the .sdlic license file which is also included in the download folder.  Unless you specifically need to use the desktop version of Business Analyst, it is recommended to use Business Analyst Online (BAO) instead, which requires an ArcGIS Online account (see below) with BAO activated.

The Business Analyst Desktop extension and 2018 updated data have been installed on the D.H. Hill Learning Commons Windows Data Workstation A.

Streets Data included separately with Business Analyst may be used for geocoding a large quantity of addresses in ArcGIS Desktop, and is available in the /2018/StreetsForGeocoding folder. This dataset is only to be used for classroom, educational, and non-commercial research purposes.

Other Software

Numerous other ESRI products are available upon request. These include Server, Aviation, Maritime, Defense, Production Mapping, and Roads and Highways. Unfortunately, Drone2Map has third-party royalty requirements so is not provided as part of our site license, but a single-seat license may be purchased. Contact Data Services with any requests and questions.

ArcGIS Online

An ArcGIS Online account may be created for you by OIT as part of NCSU's Organizational Account. You will also need an AGO account for using ArcGIS Pro, Business Analyst Online, E-Learning, and numerous other Esri apps.

Esri Academy

Formerly known as "Virtual Campus." See GIS Training and Learning.