ArcGIS software and licenses are available to all Harvard Affiliates from the Center for Geographic Analysis.

A copy of the installation software has been placed on the GSDServer for your convenience if you are installing while at the school.  If you use this installer, you can skip the ‘Download' section of the instructions in the link below.  If you are attempting to install ArcGIS from a remote location, follow the instructions to download a copy of the installation media to your computer.

Center for Geographic Analysis, Software Download Site

Notes & Troubleshooting

If you are running Windows 8 or later and receive a warning that the Microsoft .Net 3.5 Framework needs to be enabled and it does not give you the option to enable it as part of the installation – refer to  Microsoft's site on how to enable this feature

Enabling Spatial Analyst

To use the Spatial Analyst plugin you must first enable the extension by opening the Customize menu and selectingExtensions

ArcGIS - Spatial Analyst 1

Choose Spatial Analyst from the list and click Close

ArcGIS - Spatial Analyst 2

Then click on Customize again choose Toolbars and select Spatial Analyst – the toolbar should then appear

ArcGIS - Spatial Analyst 3