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ArcGIS Desktop includes ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap. This is the essential software package for IMIS professionals. Available in both single use and floating versions, it has three license levels (Basic, Standard and Advanced). Technically ahead of all other market solutions, ArcGIS Desktop users create, analyze, manage, and share geographic information so that decision makers can make smart, informed decisions.

License Level

user type
License Level ArcGis Desktop Basic ArcGis Desktop Standard ArcGis Desktop Advanced
Capabilities View, analyze, and manage data Anything included with ArcGIS Desktop Basic Anything that is included with the standard GIS Professional
Complete GIS data editing capabilities; edit multi-user geodatabases Combine 3D, CAD, images, and other data on a single card Advanced GIS data analysis, high-end modeling and mapping
Extended data and database management capabilities Automate quality control such as workflow and assignment management Connect people and data with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Hardware Configuration

Supported and Recommended Environment
Processor speed2.2 GHz at least
HyperThreading Processor (HHT) or recommended multi-core
Platformx86 or x64 with SSE2
Memory/RAMMinimum: 4 GB. Recommended: 8 GB or more. ArcGlobe may require a minimum of 8 GB when used.
Display Properties24-bit color depth. See also the Video/Graphics Adapter Configuration section below.
Screen resolution1024 x 768 minimum recommended at normal size (96 dpi)
Disk spaceMinimum: 4GB Recommended: 6GB at least. ArcGlobe creates cache files when used. If you are using ArcGlobe, additional disk space may be required.
Graphics/video card64MB of RAM minimum; 256 MB of recommended RAM. NVIDIA, AMD and Intel chipsets are supported. 24-bit graphics accelerator
The OpenGL Runtime version 2.0 minimum is required and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended.
Be sure to use the latest drivers.

Software Requirements

Python Configuration ArcGIS requires the installation of Python 2.7.18 and Numerical Python 1.9.3. If ArcGIS Setup does not detect Python 2.7.18 or Numerical Python 1.9.3 on the target computer, Python 2.7.18 and Numerical Python 1.9.3 will be installed during a full installation.
Microsoft .NET Framework Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later must be installed before ArcMap.

System requirements and operating system limitations

Note: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later must be installed before installing ArcMap.

Operating Systems Last Updated or Last Tested Service Pack
Windows 10 Family, Business and Enterprise (64-bit [EM64T])June 2020 Updates
Windows 8.1 Basic, Professional, and Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit [EM64T])June 2020 updates
Windows Server 2019 Standard and DatacenterJune 2020 Updates
Windows Server 2016 Standard and DatacenterJune 2020 Updates
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and DatacenterJune 2020 Updates
Windows Server 2012 Standard and DatacenterJune 2020 Updates