This guide is intended to help standardize GIS Software installations on managed and faculty/staff/student computers across campus. If you have questions or would like to see an application added to the suggested GIS software configuration, please send an e-mail to the Marx Library GIS team at email@example.com.
Lab Managers: The software is already deployed to all public and library computers in the Software Center. This video (no audio) shows the steps. If you have any questions, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yale users with personal computers:
In order to install ArcGIS in a Mac, you need to establish a windows environment. Yale ITS provides student support. To get a rapid and targeted response, identify your local support contact at https://its.yale.edu/about-it/leadership-organization/campus-it-support or attend a walk-in help session at https://its.yale.edu/walk-centers.
Running a complex software package in an emulated Windows environment places heavy demands on your computer's memory. For reliable ArcGIS processing, we recommend using a computer with at least 8 GB of RAM (preferably with an i5 processor and at least 256 GB storage) and allocating 4GB of that to your virtual windows machine. ITS can help you to determine if your computer meets these specifications and to configure your virtual machine appropriately.
Once you have windows installed in your Mac, please follow the installation guides provided above on this guide.
Alternatively, web-based mapping can be performed on a Mac environment using Yale ArcGIS Online.
The standard installation of the ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap) in portable machines is single-use license and does not require to connect to any Yale license server.
If you plan to use ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap) off the internet grid, please test before going to conduct your fieldwork and make sure the software is opening without any issues.
If you plan to use ArcGIS Pro off the internet grid, please contact email@example.com to discuss the additional steps you should take and request the travel ArcGIS Pro package.
If you are already out of the country and are experiencing issues to connect to ArcGIS, please refer to our Yale GIS FAQs for the latest solution on this issue.
June 01, 2020
The ITS Public Computing group has worked tirelessly, and now Yale members can access Esri ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro via MyApps.
Will I be able to save personal files on the virtual desktop?
The virtual desktop allows access to software available on the Public Clusters (students), or for specific use by teams or departments at Yale. Personal files should only be saved to a cloud drive, such as OneDrive, or to a network share.
Will I be able to add software to the virtual desktop?
You can customize your view of the virtual desktop, but software downloads/additions are not permitted. If you or your group have a specific need for software on the virtual desktop, please reach out to your professor, proctor, or manager.
For additional assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000 or visit our website to view answers to trending questions, search how-to articles, start a chat, or report a problem. You may also contact your local IT support provider.
E-mail sent to GIS-L mailing list on Sept 28, 2019
IMPORTANT: If you already installed ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.1 Single-Use, please disregard this message.
Dear ArcGIS Desktop users,
Every year, Yale renews the contract with Esri. If ArcGIS Desktop was installed in your computer this past academic year, it is most likely that the Esri license was authorized through the Yale license server (“Cooke”). If that is the case, most likely, every time you launch ArcGIS Desktop, your computer might be issuing a warning concerning the license expiration date on September 30, 2019. If so, you must resolve the matter by installing ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.1 Single-Use.
This year we are shifting away from installing concurrent use, and it is no longer needed to connect to a Yale license server. This year, you will install ArcGIS Desktop Single-Use, which will not rely on a Yale license server. Instead, you will be authorizing through Esri directly using a provisioning file that is included in the package you will download from the Yale Software Library.
Please follow the "ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) 10.7.X Installation Guide" located at https://guides.library.yale.edu/GIS/GISInstall.
If you have any questions or experience any issues, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember, ArcGIS Desktop is a software developed for PCs; therefore, if you are a Mac user, please connect with your usual IT helpdesk to ask for guidance (e.g., virtual machine) on how to install the Esri software in a Mac.
Thank you, and good luck with your installation.
The GIS team at Marx Library.
Yale University offers hundreds of public computers that are located throughout campus and are intended for use by members of the Yale community. These computers have a common software image to provide ample access to academic programs and software needed for classes.
Regarding GIS software, this is not a complete list but includes locations where the GIS software has been installed. You may find one or a combination of the Esri ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth Pro, and/or QGIS: