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Q: How do I run ArcGIS on my Mac?


ESRI software is available only for use in a Windows environment. That being said, there are ways to run ArcGIS on your Apple computer. Creating a virtual Windows machine inside your Macintosh is a good solution for running ArcGIS.

Once your Mac is set up, you can download ArcGIS from IS&T.

Parallels and Bootcamp are other viable solutions but are not currently supported by IS&T. QGIS is an open source and that can be run on any operating system.

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August 04, 2020

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