12-month Esri Software Licenses: 2017

This page details Esri's 12-month 'student trial' software.  All UCSB students, faculty, and staff are eligible to install a special version of the ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced and ArcGIS Pro on their own personal computers.  This software is not for use on UC-owned equipment.

ArcGIS 10.5

Obtain Your EVA Code

Obtain a license code by emailing collaboratory [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu from a UCSB email address.  Activate this code on Esri's website.  If you do not have an Esri Global Account, you will be prompted to create one.  This account is separate from the UCSB netID you use to login to ArcGIS Online!

10.5 Installer Details

The Collaboratory provides 12-month licenses that will allow you to install any 10.x version of ArcGIS Desktop.  Installers up to 10.5 are available to download directly from Esri. You may also use our DVDs to install on your laptop while visiting, or make a copy of the installation files on your own media.  The 10.5 installer is 6 gigabytes--therefore you will need an NTFS-formatted USB stick or portable hard drive, or bring a blank DVD--you can use our burner.  

This is a complete version of the software, with the same extensions that are available on campus. Installation instructions can be found here.

Upgrading from an older version?

The installer should sense the older version of ArcGIS for desktop and upgrade it, however some users report trouble using this method. You may wish to uninstall the previous version rather than upgrade.  If you run into trouble, don't hesitate to ask for help at collaboratory [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

ArcGIS Pro 2.0

ArcGIS Pro is Esri's new 64-bit application that supports both 2d and 3d mapping, and integrates tightly with ArcGIS Online.  Your ArcGIS Online account is configured to authorize use of ArcGIS Pro.  If you want to run ArcGIS Pro, follow these steps:

  1. If you have never logged on to ArcGIS Online with your UCSB netID, do so now.
  2. Obtain the physical installer from the Collaboratory or request an EVA code by emailing collaboratory [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
  3. Send e-mail to collaboratory [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu and ask to have your ArcGIS Online account authorized for ArcGIS Pro.
  4. Install ArcGIS Pro and authenticate with your UCSB netID when prompted.