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 slowly being phased out by Esri in favor of ArcGIS Pro.

In the library

ArcMap is currently accessible remotely to the Cornell community via Apps on Demand.

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:


Cornell Library no longer teaches ArcMap workshops, although we still can help answer your questions about the program.