ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) is being sunsett. More info from Esri here. The number of licenses we have for campus has been drastically reduced. Please use ArcGIS Pro instead. If this causes you issues, please contact GeoPlan and let us know.


As a UF student you have access to a free student version of ArcGIS Desktop, please see details below. Also keep in mind that you can access ArcGIS Desktop as well as other GIS software via UF-Apps.

Detailed instructions, that can be found here, will be sent after you have submitted the above form.

If you have any questions pertaining to the installation, setup, or authorization of your software, please contact your professor or use one of the following resources:

After you have searched the above resources for your problem, if you can’t find a solution then PLEASE USE THE FORM TO CONTACT GEOPLAN. Include the following information in your inquiry:

Name / Phone Number / Time you can be reached / Description of the Problem / Screen shots of error message

Please note, the ESRI Site License does not provide tech support for Education Edition software. The GeoPlan Center simply makes this software available and while we certainly want to help each and every student, we don’t have the time or resources to do so. Because of this it may take up to several days for us to get back to you with tech support.

Another possible solution is using UF-Apps!

Faculty or Staff

For faculty or staff using ArcGIS Desktop for research or administrative purposes, there is a annual cost associated ($100 or $500 per year). See FAQs for more information. Faculty or staff should request ArcGIS Desktop through their Point of Contact for their campus unit. If you are not sure who your Point of Contact is, then please contact GeoPlan.
For your campus unit to utilize the Esri Site license, you will need to pay the annual fee ($100 or $500 depending on level of usage) and have 1 person that is the Point of Contact. If your campus unit does not have a Point of Contact then please submit this form to request to become one.