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Yale Map Department
GIS Software
Installation LibGuide
•Yale –specific installation guides
•Troubleshooting Guides for
common issues when maintaining
lab images
•ESRI Installation Documentation
•ESRI Site License information
•Link to Student Version Request
•Link to request Yale Map
Department Installation Batch
• Installation related RSS Feeds
ESRI Campus-wide Site License
 The ESRI Campus-wide Site License allows Yale
University to use ESRI software throughout the
organization for teaching, research, or administrative*
purposes for a single annual fee. This fee includes:
 software maintenance;
 access to virtual campus courses authored by ESRI;
 user conference passes;
 technical support services.
* Some third-party software may not be used for administrative purposes due to royalty issues
The ESRI Higher Education Site
 Unlimited Teaching/Research/Administrative Installations
& Licensing of:
 Desktop GIS Software & ESRI Extensions
 Server GIS Software & ESRI Extensions
(including Mobile)
 Engine Developer Kit and other software
for development (ESRI Developer Network (EDN) for
 ArcLogistics 9.3 (without Data)
 MapObjects Windows and Java Editions
The ESRI Higher Education Site
 Under the ESRI Site License, Desktop & Server
Software Products may be installed on:
 Yale-owned equipment
 Faculty & Full-time Staff Personal Equipment
 NOT Part-time Staff (Research/Teaching Assistants,
 For non-commercial research/teaching/administrative
use only.
The ESRI Higher Education Site
 Unlimited Teaching/Research (No Administrative Uses are permitted. )
Installations & Licensing of:
 ArcPad & ArcPad Studio – Mobile GIS
for Windows & Windows Mobile
 Data included with ArcLogistics (Tele
Atlas North America and European Data)
The ESRI Higher Education Site
 Unlimited Copies of Student 1-year license
for use by Students
 Unlimited access to a large number of ESRI
Authored Virtual Campus Courses
 5 complimentary ESRI User Conference
 Technical Support, administered through
the Site License Admin, and the Yale Map
The Yale Map Department
Installation Batch File
 Unattended, complete installation of ArcGIS Suite
 Requires Yale Network Authentication (NETID Login
on machine or VPN)
 Installs the ArcInfo Desktop Floating License version
which requires contact with the
license server to function
 Batch file registers license server information
 Requires ~2 hours over University Network
Connections, more if installing from off-campus
ArcGIS Batch File Installer Includes:
 ArcGIS 9.3.1 at the ArcInfo License Level
 ArcINFO Workstation
 VBA Support for ArcGIS
 VBA Developer Kit
 ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial Data (for tutorial materials in
the Help System)
 ArcGIS Explorer 900
 ArcGIS 9.3.1 Extensions…
ArcGIS 9.3.1 Extensions:
 3D Analyst
 ArcScan
 Network Analyst  Publisher
 Spatial Analyst
 Schematics
 Tracking Analyst  Military Analyst
 Geostatistical
 Maplex
Basic System Requirements for the
ArcGIS Suite
 Platforms:
 Microsoft Window 7 (32 bit, 64 bit)
 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (32 bit, 64
 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Service packs are optional.)
(32 bit, 64 bit)
 Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (32 bit, 64 bit)
 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32 bit, 64 bit)
 Additional Software Requirements
 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 or equivalent
 Microsoft XML Core Services
 Internet Explorer
The Yale Map Department
Installation Batch File
 Some Post-Installation setup required for DeepFreeze
or User permission restricted workstations:
 Enable extensions
 Set Relative paths for Data Sources
 Adjust the User Interface
 Establish permanent connections to drives
Installation Media for the
Following is also Available :
 ArcEditor Single Use Version
 ArcPad & ArcPad Studio
 ArcGIS Server Products
 ArcSDE – Spatial Database Engine for SQL, Oracle,
Postgresql, and more…
 Safe Software FME Data Interoperability Extension for
ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and StatTransfer
ArcEditor Single-Use
 Allows ‘roaming’ independent of the
license server
 Some functionality restricted
 Relatively simple upgrade process
 Ideal for:
Laptops & Workstations for field data collection
ArcGIS Installations on Faculty/Staff personal equipment
Workstations with restrictions on network connectivity
(HIPAA, etc…)
 Users with Admin Role can switch between Floating and
Other Strongly Suggested
Google Earth/Google Earth Pro
 Required to access Yale Map Department Sanborn and
Topo Map footprint indices
 Contact for Pro Licensing info
(requires workaround to enable Pro license for all users)
 Increasingly utilized for distribution/viewing of
geographic content.
Other Strongly Suggested
ArcPad & ArcPad Studio
 Windows & Windows Mobile GIS Software &
Development platform for creating and deploying Field
Data Collection applications
Requires Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5
Contact for Licensing info
Currently in use on several projects across campus
Instruction Support through Yale Map Department
Other Strongly Suggested
ArcExplorer 900
 ESRI Geographic Browser & Presentation Software
 Access ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers.
 Fuse local data with map services to create custom
 Add photos, reports, videos, and other.
 Perform spatial analysis (e.g., visibility, modeling,
proximity search).
Other Strongly Suggested
DNR Garmin
 Free GPS/GIS Management software maintained by the
Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources.
 Integrates well with ArcGIS Suite
 Supports/controls Garmin GPS Units directly and any
NMEA compliant devices
 Instruction Support through Yale Map Department
Other Strongly Suggested
ExpressView Browser Plug-in
 ability to view MrSID and JPEG 2000 images natively in
standard Web browsers.
 The Yale Map Department distributes it’s highresolution map scans using the JPEG 2000 format.
 This plug-in allows users to Pan, Zoom and Subset
images from the Map Department’s JPEG 2000
 Windows & OSX Versions available
Other Suggested Applications…
 Trimble Planning Software – GPS Survey Planning
Software (Free)
 OSGEO4w Package – Open Source GEO for Windows
 Notepad++ - Just a darn good text editor
OSX Installation
 ESRI - No known future plans to support OSX directly
 Currently assembling and testing various configurations
 Two basic options:
 Dual Boot System using Boot Camp
 Virtualization using:
VMWare Fusion
Parallels Desktop
 Parallels and VMware can run an existing Boot Camp
partition to obtain advantages of both options
Helpful Sites
 Yale Map Dept GIS LibGuide:
 ESRI Support Site -
 ESRI Virtual Campus -
 ESRI GIS Library -
 Higher Ed Site License FAQ -