EGIS wiki space (here)
Beginning in FY 2005, USGS offices will not be assessed ESRI fees since these fees are being centrally paid by the Bureau.
DOI may distribute and license without limit any quantity of ESRI software identified as Category A in the ESRI GSA Schedule. Since there is no limit, licenses for a backup or cluster server may be requested at no additional cost.
A List of products licensed for unlimited use ("Category A" in the ELA) is available here.
DOI receives a 35% discount on all Category B products; discounts vary for Category C. Prices on the Category B/C reference page reflect the discount. Visit the Category B/C reference page, or visit the ESRI GSA schedule for detailed information and pricing.
ArcGIS Desktop Single use is a standard category A product therefore any user under the ELA can use Single-use.
ESRI has recently released a Home Use Program which is NOT part of our ELA. Currently USGS and DOI employees cannot use the ESRI Home Use Program. However, the ELA with ESRI does allow employees to install and use ESRI software at home, even on personally owned computers, if the software is used exclusively for Department of the Interior work related projects. Both concurrent and single-use ArcInfo licenses may be used on DOI-employee-owned computers with these restrictions.
DOI Laptops are covered under the ELA. EGIS recommends a single use license for laptops. To request a single use license please use the web-based form.
Yes, but they can be used only for USGS/DOI related projects. Please see Guidelines for Cooperators.
Bing Maps was included with ArcGIS Desktop, but Esri has not renewed the license. Bing Maps has been deprecated and if you want to use it, you would need to license it separately with Microsoft.
Yes. EGIS still distributes ArcInfo Workstation. https://internal.usgs.gov/oei/egis/arcinfo-workstation/
Make sure you have .NET 3.0 or 3.5 installed, this is not the default.
In order to run the install scripts you must right click a "Command Window' link and Run As Administrator (even if you are logged in as -pr or -ou).
A provisioning file is a text file containing registration information and keycodes. A provisioning file is used to license ArcGIS 10 products. A provisioning file for Single-Use licenses have a "prvc" extension, and a provisioing file for concurrent use licenses for a license server have a "prvs" extension.
No, one per location is fine.
Either the ArcGIS user or the System Administrator, your choice.
Yes, but they can be used only for USGS/DOI related projects. Please see Guidelines for Cooperators for more detail.
Any USGS staff or contractor can request temporary keycodes. Make a license request from our Request Keycodes web page.
At Arc 10.x, ESRI has provided functionality to "check out" a concurrent license to a machine that is going to be disconnected from the network (for example, a laptop that is being taken off-site). If we had to pay for each ArcGIS license individually instead of through our Enterprise license agreement (ELA), using concurrent "check-out" (instead of the more expensive single-use license) would save money. But since we have an ELA, EGIS is recommending single-use because 1) it's less complicated to use and 2) it doesn't cost any more under our Enterprise license agreement.
Repeated efforts to authorize may fail with the error message: "The repair of the fulfillment is denied by the repair policy". If you see this message, your authorization setup has been corrupted.
Yes, a 10.x License Manager (concurrent) will serve a 9.x concurrent client. However, you cannot serve 9.x licenses to a 10.x client.
ArcGIS Pro is licensed using your USGS ArcGIS Online account. See the attached document for more details.
I have been trying to run ArcMap and it crashes each time I save or try to add data.
Doing a reset of your application profile is generally a good idea at service pack updates, and whenever ArcGIS Desktop starts behaving strangely:
A more complete discussion of this topic is posted in this white paper: Resetting your ArcGIS application profile
This message is normally something like: "Please wait while windows configures ArcGIS Desktop".
Make sure MS Office is totally installed before installing ArcGIS. If Office is installed on top of an existing Arc 10.0 install, you may get thi s message on start up.
Many things can cause ArcGIS desktop to crash.
An ArcGIS Desktop Repair, or worse, Uninstall, Install cycle should be a last resort -- unless it is time to update versions anyway.
ArcGIS 10 is indeed slower than 9.3.1, especially when accessing files from remote drives in ArcMap. Curtis Price has compiled some ideas on how to get better performance from ArcGIS in this white paper: ArcGIS Desktop 10 Performance Tweaks
this is a known bug, NIM064357. The coverage toolbox cannot use an ArcInfo Single Use license. If you need IMPORT, there are other ways to do it:
Unless you have a good reason (for example, a fix to a bug that is holding you up, or an update to allow compatibility with a module) it's best to stick with the Python that is installed with ArcGIS. Installing multiple versions of Python can be done, but it is likely to cause problems for you, and Esri does not support it. If you must, you can update Python, but only bug-fix releases. For example, ArcGIS 10 ships with Python 2.6.5. You can updated Python to 2.6.6 -- but you cannot install 2.7 (well, you can, but ArcGIS will have problems with the new version).
Here are some known issues, with fixes you can try:
ActiveX controls are blocked when opening tools and help from ArcGIS. One may be able to see content by selecting "Allow blocked content." This issue seems to almost always occur in Windows 10 with ArcGIS 10.5.1 and earlier.
Esri's suggestion http://support.esri.com/technical-article/000011895 does not work as these settings are blocked in our AD environment.
1. We distribute a tool in ArcMap in the EGIS toolbox (RDB To Table) that directly reads NWIS tab files, preserving data type (ie _CD is text, _VA is double).
2. Dupe the top three rows of data and replace the numeric station IDS with 'a23456789012345', then delete the dummy rows after import
3. Wrestle with schema.ini (this is what solution #1 does for you)
4. Format the STAID column as text in Excel, save as .xls (2007 format). (Does not always work.)
See the ArcGIS help article: Understanding how to use Excel files in ArcGIS
By default, overlay tools try to write temp files to the application startup folder ("Desktop10.x\bin"). The fix is to either Delete the environment variable ARCTMPDIR, or Set the environment variable ARCTMPDIR to a valid writeable folder with no spaces in it. (The recommended location is "x:\temp" on the same letter drive that ArcGIS is installed.)
The window or dialog may be displaying off your currently available desktop. See Esri KB 29236 for a fix.
When you try to import arcpy, you see this error:
>>> import arcpy
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\_graph.py", line 27, in <module>
ImportError: No module named numpy
The best fix is a repair install to make sure ArcGIS will find the correct Python. This fix requires admin access.
Go to Windows Add and Remove programs and do a repair install of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Background Geoprocessing
This is a "feature" of 10.4 and later. USGS EGIS Tools are available in the catalog window in the System Tools, you can add them with Add Toolbox. If you want the USGS EGIS Tools to always show up in ArcMap and ArcCatalog, follow these steps (see screenshot):
From now on in ArcCatalog and for all new ArcMap documents, USGS EGIS Tools will show up in ArcTooolbox.