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ArcGIS Pro

GIS & Social Sciences Librarian

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ArcGIS Pro logo.
ArcGIS Pro is a desktop geographic information system (GIS) that can be used to analyze data and create data visualizations in the form of maps, 3d scenes, and more. Content created in ArcGIS Pro can be published to ArcGIS Online, integrated into other Esri apps, etc.


ArcGIS Pro Support at Brandeis Library

Brandeis Library provides multiple forms of instruction and research support for ArcGIS Pro.

  • Book a GIS appointment: Brandeis students, faculty, and staff can meet with our GIS librarian for instruction and research support for ArcGIS Pro, finding data for GIS analyses, etc. We offer individual and small group appointments in-person and via Zoom
  • Stop by GIS drop-in hours: Brandeis students, faculty, and staff can stop by our library's weekly GIS drop-in hours. Check the library's workshops calendar for upcoming drop-in hours.
  • Request a GIS class session or workshop: Faculty can request ArcGIS Pro instruction session(s) for their courses. This can be a general ArcGIS Pro workshop with sample data or one tailored to a specific course assignment or learning outcome(s). Contact our GIS Librarian (contact info in profile box) if you would like to schedule ArcGIS Pro instruction sessions for your course.
  • Use our library's GIS & Mapping guides.

Get Started with ArcGIS Pro

Installation Process

Go to Software Installation for instructions on how to install ArcGIS Pro on your computer. Contact the ITS Help Desk if you have questions or need help installing ArcGIS Pro.


ArcGIS Pro Sign-in Process

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro. Click Sign-in to sign into your account.
  2. Select the Your ArcGIS organization's URL sign-in option, then type brandeis into the text box to sign into ArcGIS Pro. (The ArcGIS login option doesn't work with our organizational accounts). 

    ArcGIS Pro institutional sign-in.
  3. Select the Remember this URL checkbox if you want to save the Brandeis institutional login option. 
  4. Click Continue. You will be redirected to the Brandeis login page where you will be able to sign into the software using your Brandeis username and password.
  5. Follow the ArcGIS Pro / Duo troubleshooting instructions if ArcGIS Pro shuts down after authenticating with Duo. 

ArcGIS Pro and Amazon AppStream

Current Brandeis students, faculty, and staff can access ArcGIS Pro via Amazon AppStream. This is the recommended method for any Mac user or individual who can't install ArcGIS Pro on their personal computer.

Contact the Brandeis ITS Clusters team ( if you need an Amazon AppStream account. Once you've been provisioned an AppStream account, you can sign into AppStream with your Brandeis credentials, then click the ArcGIS Pro icon to launch ArcGIS Pro. 

Using ArcGIS Pro at Brandeis Library

Desktop PC Labs

ArcGIS Pro is installed on the desktop PCs in the Goldfarb 230 classroom and the Digital Scholarship Lab (Goldfarb Library, Mezzanine Level).

Goldfarb 230 is an open lab and is available for use whenever classes aren't scheduled in the room. Brandeis Library's Digital Scholarship Lab provides in-person and remote access to current Brandeis community members. The Digital Scholarship Lab is intended for academic use only and users must attend a Digital Scholarship Lab training before gaining access to the lab.

Info Commons 

ArcGIS Pro is also available on our library's Mac computers if you have an Amazon AppStream account (free to current Brandeis students / faculty / staff). We highly recommend requesting an AppStream account if you don't have a PC computer with the appropriate specs to run ArcGIS Pro.

Sign out of Public Computers

Make sure you sign out of ArcGIS Pro once you are finished using the software to ensure that other users don't have accidental access to your ArcGIS account.