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ArcGIS Pro Introduction

Sample Data and Workshop Outline

ArcGIS Pro Introduction (Zip Archive): Data and outline to go along with Library workshops.

Workshop recording

ArcGIS Pro Intro for Energy Initiative  (Zip Archive)

Where to Get ArcGIS Pro

1.OIT Download: Current Duke University students, faculty, and staff can get a free copy to install on their own Windows computer.

2. OIT computer labs on the Duke campus with computers running Windows.

3. Virtual Computing Manager (VCM) from Duke's Office of Information Technology (OIT) allows Duke users to check out a virtual machine with ArcGIS installed and connect via a remote connection.

4. The Brandaleone Family Center for Data and Visualization Services is in Bostock Library, on the first floor (The/Edge).

PointerWindows only: ArcGIS runs only on Windows platforms. Users of Macs or other operating systems need to install virtual machine software to install ArcGIS in a Windows environment.  Another option is the open source GIS package Quantum GIS (QGIS), compiled for several platforms.

Licensing ArcGIS Pro

The Named User License authenticates registered users through an organizational ArcGIS Online account.  

You must first set up your ArcGIS Online account, which relies on the Duke University campus site license. The license for ArcGIS Pro and for some popular extensions, including Spatial Analyst and Network Analyst, are activated automatically.
NOTE:After setting up your ArcGIS Online account, if you need additional extensions activated or have other problems, please email the administrators:
Each time you open ArcGIS Pro, you will log in using your Duke credentials to authenticate you as a licensed user of ArcGIS Pro.
The URL prefix for the Duke license is dukeuniv.
You'll be given a username of the form NetID_dukeuniv.

Detailed instructions for setting up your ArcGIS Online account are below.

Creating the ArcGIS Online Account

Important!Set up an account with Enterprise Login

  • Duke University and Health System affiliates can now log into ArcGIS Online (AGOL) with their Duke NetID.
  • Go to the Duke AGOL Login Page :
  • Click the choice in the upper right to sign on. Click the "Duke University" option. If you're not already logged into NetID Services, it will route you to Shibboleth to log in using your NetID.
  • If you ever get a screen with an "Enterprise Login" button, always choose that option!
  • Your  username will be created as NetID_dukeuniv.  dukeuniv is also the prefix for Duke's institutional URL, as in the second bullet above.
  • NOTE:ArcGIS Pro and its most-used extensions (like Spatial Analyst) are activated by default, and ArcGIS Online will be activated with most permissions and a basic level of credits for online analysis procedures. After setting up your ArcGIS Online account, email the administrators at if you have questions regarding account permissions and credits.
  • The old Duke organizational accounts (that didn't go through Shibboleth) will eventually be decommissioned. For questions, email or