ArcGIS 10.x installation instructions for students

For users reauthorizing copies of ArcGIS already installed on their machine, visit to register your license code with Esri, then open ArcGIS Administrator (located in the ArcGIS program group in the Start menu). Click on the Desktop folder in the left-hand pane, select the Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use option, then click Authorize No​w. The reauthorization procedure will be similar to the process that begins in step 8. 

Working with digital elevation models in ArcGIS

DEMs stored as point shapefiles

  1. Add your DEM point dataset to your map document. Open up the Layer Properties window and click on the Source tab. You should see the line “Coordinates have Z values: Yes” in the Data Source section of the window. This indicates that elevation or height values are included in the spatial reference information for each entity in the dataset.
    Click OK or Cancel to return to the map document.

Extracting the geographic features you need from a larger dataset

  1. Use the Add Data button to add the dataset you are interested in selecting from to your map document. For this example, we will use a shapefile that represents the municipalities that comprise the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (a component of DMTI’s CanMap Route Logistics suite of products) to create a new dataset that depicts just the boundaries of the City of Toronto.
    Screenshot highlighting the Add Data button.