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GIS at UCD and on the Web: ArcGIS

UCD Library GIS Guide

ArcGIS Products

ArcGIS is a GIS software package produced by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) which allows you to collect, store, manage, visualize, export, analyse and map geographic data.

ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s latest GIS software with a ribbon-based user interface, project files and 64-bit processing.

ArcGIS Online is a web-based system for sharing, finding, and using maps, layers, and services. ArcGIS Online includes a set of basemaps, map layers, and tools published by Esri for use inside ArcGIS products.

Install ArcGIS 10.7

ArcGIS 10.7 is suitable for installation on PCs only (see note on Macs in the instructions below) and the minimum required computer specifications for installing ArcGIS 10.7 are as follows:

2 GB RAM minimum or higher 
Display Properties 24 bit color depth 
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 recommended or higher at Normal size (96dpi) 
Swap Space Determined by the operating system, 500 MB minimum. 
Disk Space 2.8 GB 


Accessing ArcGIS Online in UCD

  To sign into ArcGIS Online click on this link:

           Type in your Username and Password and click on Sign In

Your Username will need to be set up by IT Services in UCD

For students, access to ArcGIS Online may be requested through your school to IT Services.

Researchers and academics can request a username for ArcGIS Online by sending a request by email to

Learning ArcGIS

For guides, links to tutorials and information about ArcGIS courses go to this page:

Mapping and GIS tutorials & courses


For information about ArcGIS courses and modules in UCD go to this page:

Learn GIS at UCD


Each year, Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) runs free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for ArcGIS products, to find these, go to this page and type MOOC into the search box: 


Learning ArcGIS Online

For a demo and short overview of ArcGIS Online you can sign in and watch this Esri webinar 'Creating simple online mapping applications'

Another useful Esri resource is Try ArcGIS Online