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Eligibility

Registered UWF students may eligible for GIS related software licenses for instructional and research purposes. Please complete the form located on Jira to request either: a free one-year license of ArcGIS Desktop or a free one-year license for ERDAS Imagine software. Upon approval, an email will be sent to your UWF email account that includes the license code and instructions for software installation on your local machine. Faculty may request access to ArcMap for ArgoApps.

Important Information

These downloads are for your personal computer. Software you download may not match current software used in the GIS Lab or on ArgoApps or demonstrated in lab documents or videos. GIS staff and ITS are unable to help with troubleshooting downloads or issues on your personal computer. These downloads do not replace attending class.

ArcGIS Pro

Important Note

Installing ArcGIS Pro utilizes your ArcGIS Enterprise account. You will only have access as long as you are a GIS Student. ArcGIS Pro updates often. It may be possible for you to download a newer version than is currently being used in class.

Before you install ArcGIS for Desktop

Check our system requirements to make sure your computer has the hardware and software required for the trial.

Activate your authorization code

  1. Visit www.esri.com/educationedition to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS Pro software.
  2. Log in using "I have an ESRI Account" and sign in your ArcGIS Enterprise account. If you haven't set this up yet, see ArcGIS Enterprise Login
  3. Enter the authorization code.
  4. Click the button for the version of ArcGIS Pro you need.

Download and install ArcGIS Pro

  1. The download page references ArcGIS for Desktop, this is ok, you can ignore this information unless you run into errors.
  2. From the download list, download ArcGIS Pro. 
  3. Complete any onscreen prompts.
  4. Once ArcGIS Pro has finished installing, sign in with your Enterprise account.

ArcMap 10.x for Desktop Student Trial Software Instructions

Important Note

This is only for ArcMap 10.x. In class you use ArcGIS Pro.

Before you install ArcGIS for Desktop

Check our system requirements to make sure your computer has the hardware and software required for the trial.  https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm

Activate your authorization code

  1. Visit www.esri.com/educationedition to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software.
  2. Log in using your Existing Esri account, or sign-up for a new Esri account, if necessary.
  3. Enter the authorization code and click Activate ArcGIS.
  4. Click the button for the ArcGIS for Desktop software version being activated.

Download and install ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial

  1. If necessary, download the ArcGIS Uninstall Utility and uninstall previous versions of ArcGIS Desktop or Server.  The software cannot be installed on a computer that has a previous version of ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server installed. It's OK if the computer has ArcGIS Explorer installed.
  2. If necessary, install the Microsoft .NET Framework (version 3.5 Service Pack 1 or higher).
  3. If you are unsure if you have the .NetFramework installed, you can download a .net Version detector from the following site - http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html.
  4. Determine the location for the ArcGIS for Desktop software you wish to install and click the Download button.  You can also download the Tutorial Data, if desired.
  5. Double-click ArcGIS_Desktop_10XXXXXXX.exe (Depending on the version you selected, the file extensions may be different) to extract the installation files.
  6. Locate and run Setup.exe to install ArcGIS for Desktop.  The “Complete” installation is recommended.
  7. After the files are installed, the Authorization Wizard will open and prompt you to choose a product to authorize; select “ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (Single Use)” and click continue.
  8. The Authorization Wizard will prompt you for an authorization code; enter your activated code.  Follow the prompts and the software will authorize and be ready for use. 

    Note: leave the default option for the software extensions selected; they will be authorized automatically.

Support

Support for the ArcGIS Desktop Student Trial is available at esri.com/trialhelp.

ERDAS Imagine Student Trial Software Instructions

Download ERDAS Imagine

  1. Go to download.hexagon.com
  2. Select Hexagon Geospatial Download Site
  3. Under Browse by Product, select ERDAS Imagine and then View Products
  4. Select the version of ERDAS Imagine you want to download and fill out the Download Registration to begin the download process.

Quick Start for Student Licenses

  1. Unzip the download file
  2. Run the Setup application
  3. Follow the onscreen prompts.
  4. One the installer finishes, launch ERDAS Imagine. You will get a licensing error. Click OK
  5. Choose Node Locked Activation ID and paste the activation code you were given.

ERDAS Licensing

Support

Support for the ERDAS Imagine Student Trial is available at hexagongeospatial.com/en/support