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Esri Software: ArcGIS Desktop

* These products may not be used for any administrative, commercial, or profit-generating activities.**

** Prior to downloading the software check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Desktop

Get a 1-year EVA code from your instructor or textbook
-- OR --
Get a 1-year evaluation (EVA) code from the Map and Geospatial Hub
  • Visit the Map and Geospatial Hub Service Request Form
  • Complete the form using your full name and ASU email
  • Select “Software Access / Online Training” as your question/comment type
  • Select “ArcGIS Desktop” in the list of software that appears
  • In the comment field, write a short note indicating that you want a Student Evaluation (EVA) code for ArcGIS Desktop
  • You will be be provided our ArcGIS Desktop Student Evaluation (EVA) license within two (2) business days (typically sooner)
Activate your EVA authorization code (IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO THIS BEFORE MOVING ON)
  • Visit the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Student Trial website
  • Log in using an existing Esri Account, or create a new account, if necessary
  • Enter the authorization code (EVA number) and click submit. At this point, you will be prompted to download software.

Select the latest version available:

Choose Esri Software to download

Download the "ArcGIS Desktop(ArcMap)installation file

Choose the ArcGIS Desktop installation file

In the ArcGIS Administrator Wizard, select the software product: Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use
Click on "Authorize Now"

Click Single Use and Authorize Now

Choose "Authorize with Esri now using the internet

Authorize now using internet

Provide your personal information into the Authorization Information fields
Software Authorization Number: enter you EVA Authorization code e.g.EVAXXXXXXXXX)

Enter EVA code

These products may not be used for any administrative, commercial, or profit-generating activities.

The latest version of ArcGIS Desktop can be downloaded from ASU MyApps.

License Manager: To connect to the central license manager for the software, when you install the software select ArcGIS Concurrent (Advanced) and the server address is This can also be done from the ArcGIS Desktop Administrator shortcut in the ArcGIS folder. The license manager is only accessible from on-campus or from off-campus using SSLVPN. ASU is licensed for Extensions. Users need to enable extensions on their own by clicking on the Extensions menu in ArcGIS Desktop. 

Stand Alone Licenses: A limited number of stand alone licenses are available for systems that cannot be on the ASU network. To request a stand alone license code, please fill out the Map and Geospatial Hub Software Request form.

ArcGIS Desktop EVA License codes can be obtained in bulk for ASU courses through the Map and Geospatial Hub Service Request form (

Choose "Software Access / Online Training" option and select "ArcGIS Desktop."

Course rosters can be uploaded via the "If applicable, add attachment" section. The form accepts tables in xls, xlsx, csv, and dbf file formats.

Please upload an Excel spreadsheet of the course roster in the following format:

ASURITE First Name Last Name Email Course
olander Oskar Lander GIS101


The guide was created by staff at the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub. For all geospatial software, data, map, or geographic imagery requests, please submit a Map and Geospatial Hub Service Request

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