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Geographic Information Systems at Yale: Lab Manager's Guide to GIS

Geographic Information Systems at Yale University encompasses a range of spatial applications and services. GIS is used by many disciplines at Yale University.

Yale Esri ArcGIS Installation Guides

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 CSSSI GIS team at

Lab Managers: The software is already deployed to all public and library computers in the Software Center. If you have any questions, please send your inquiry to
Keep in mind that ArcGIS Pro does not require a license server, Yale users authorize their access with their Yale ArcGIS Online login. Lab machines with ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap) should connect to the Library license server. Please send your inquiry to in order to obtain the latest license server information. 

ESRI's Installation Documentation

ESRI Site License Information

Suggested GIS (and related) Software Download Links (Under Construction)