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ArcGIS for Personal Use purchases and renewals processed on or after January 4, 2024 will no longer include ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap).

ArcGIS for Personal Use Pricing


ArcGIS for Personal Use comes with everything you need to map like a professional. Get access to the full range of ArcGIS capabilities to create rich, dynamic maps and apps. This is an easy and low-cost option for existing ArcGIS users who want the same powerful software licensed at home for noncommercial, personal use as well as recent graduates who want to build a personal GIS portfolio.

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This program allows individuals to license and use Esri's powerful mapping and analytical tools and authoritative data currently used by large organizations for a very affordable price. Therefore, we gave it the straightforward name of ArcGIS for Personal Use. With this program, you get advanced-level GIS software as well as access to the world's foremost collection of geospatial information for your own personal projects.

It is the same software but priced for an individual user to be used for personal, noncommercial projects such as professional development

With ArcGIS for Personal Use, you get the latest versions of our software at the advanced license level. By continuing your yearly subscription, you will always have access to the latest and greatest Esri software at a very low price. 

A user type is a license type that determines the privileges and access you receive with Esri software. The GIS Professional user type allows you to view, edit, create and share your content as well as perform the administrative functions for your account. This user type also provides access to ArcGIS Pro.

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Credits are the currency used across the ArcGIS platform and are consumed for specific transactions and types of storage such as storing features, performing analytics and using premium content.

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With the purchase of ArcGIS for Personal Use, you will be given access to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. There is always new content available in the Living Atlas, such as ready-to-use, authoritative data layers, curated and prepared for easy ArcGIS integration. Stimulate your creativity by exploring inspiring spatial content from thousands of organizations including maps, apps and ArcGIS StoryMaps stories. 

ArcGIS for Personal Use provides access to free training via the Esri Training website. Whether you're new to the ArcGIS system or a seasoned GIS professional who wants to master the latest technology, we have the resources to help you achieve your goals.

Visit the Course Catalogue to search for upcoming classes. 

ArcGIS for Personal Use is a collection of Esri’s core products. The products you receive have different system requirements.

Please refer to these system requirements for the products included with ArcGIS for Personal Use:

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