ArcMap (also known as ArcGIS Desktop) is GIS software from Esri.
ArcMap is a full-fledged desktop GIS. It reads and writes many geospatial data formats, provides a large set of processing and analytical tools, and can be used to create detailed maps.
ArcMap has been around for two decades, and is being replaced by ArcGIS Pro. Esri has announced that there are no plans to release an ArcMap 10.9, but the current 10.8.1 version will be supported until 2026.
In the library
ArcMap is currently available on the public computers at the following locations:
- Mann Library -- public computers, Stone Classroom, and B30A and B30B classrooms
For your own computer
ArcGIS runs on Windows only, and requires an Esri license. If you would like to get a license to run it on your own computer:
- Students currently enrolled in a GIS course -- contact your instructor
- CALS -- see https://iris.cals.cornell.edu/extension/arcgis-support/
- Other Cornell colleges -- contact Frank Popowitch (email@example.com)
Cornell Library no longer teaches ArcMap workshops, although we still can help answer your questions about the program.
- Mann Library's old ArcMap workshop tutorials
- Short recipes from the Cornell Library GIS Cookbook
- Esri Training Catalog (offers many free courses, and Cornell students and staff may also gain access to some of the non-free courses by contacting Steve Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Various ArcGIS books and e-books are available via the Cornell Library catalog