ESRI: Campus Access to ArcGIS Desktop

Campus Access to ESRI ArcGIS Pro Software: 

Trent University is currently supporting ArcGIS Pro (Desktop) Software and ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap). Note that ArcGIS Desktop ArcMap is being phased out by Esri. ArcGIS Pro is the newer software and is recommended for most research and teaching initiatives. 

ArcGIS Desktop Software can be accessed by registered members of Trent University from a number of locations at Trent including  labs in Otonabee College, the DNA building, Traill College and on Oshawa campus.

ArcGIS Desktop requires Windows operating system. ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro can be run on the same machine. You may install one or both software.  

Trent faculty and staff can obtain software for their offices and research labs by downloading software from the Trent network. Computers must be Trent imaged, Windows 10 and linked to the Trent backbone. Software can be used for academic research and teaching only, commercial use is prohibited. 

Installation Instructions for ArcGIS Pro 

Before installing software, please review the system requirements: 

ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Systems Requirements

To download and install software for a Trent Office or Research Lab  (this option is available to Trent faculty and staff only):

Log into Trent University (using the PC you wish to upgrade or install software to). Click on the Windows logo (start) key >  Microsoft System Centre> Software Centre> Esri  ArcGIS Pro 2.9

Double click on the installation icon for ArcGIS Pro 2.9 and follow the installation wizard's instructions as directed. 

Installation Icon for ArcGIS Pro - circled in red as third icon in row


Installation Instructions for ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap)

Please note that ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) is being phased out by Esri. ArcGIS Pro (see section above)  is the newer software and is recommended for most teaching and research initiatives. 

Before installing ArcGIS Desktop ArcMap please review the systems requirements;

ArcGIS Desktop ArcMap systems requirements 

NOTE, if you are running older versions of ArcGIS for Desktop ArcMap software: 

ArcGISfor Desktop ArcMap 10.8.x installs directly over ArcGIS for Desktop ArcMap 10.1 and higher. Versions prior to 10.1, must be removed before installing version 10.8.x.

Once software is successfully installed, go to: Programs > ArcGIS Desktop Administrator> Desktop> Ensure "Advanced (ArcInfo) Concurrent Use" is selected> under License Manager - enter  "", if not currently listed. 

Settings for Campus_ArcGIS_Administrator

To obtain a copy of software for off-campus use, see ArcGIS Off-Campus Access

For further information, please contact Trent Library's Maps, Data & Government Information Centre (MaDGIC).