Run ArcGIS on Mac with Parallels Desktop

Run ArcGIS on Mac with Parallels Desktop

Run the Windows version of ArcGIS and analyze geographic information and visual geographical statistics and data through rich layer building maps on your Mac with Parallels Desktop. Use this ArcGIS alternative for Mac to run the Windows version of ArcGIS and more.

Starting at /year

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"Parallels Desktop Pro allows me to run ArcGIS pro for a class I'm taking, and I am impressed by how well it runs even with just the 8 GB RAM on my M1 MacBook Air. It’s fast and convenient and I like the ability to move files and copy/paste between MacOS."


"Parallels Desktop Pro was a seamless experience from Mac to Windows. I use ArcGIS Pro for mapping, and some processing."

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"Parallels Desktop Pro works very well and supports ArcGIS"

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Run the full-featured version of ArcGIS on Mac

Does ArcGIS work on Mac? Yes, with Parallels Desktop. Access the complete functionality of the Windows version of ArcGIS Pro and more on your Mac.

3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst Extensions
Geoprocessing Tools
Database Management Systems (DBMS)
Raster and vector formats
Geospatial libraries and tools
Python and scientific computing libraries
Mapping and visualization tools
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Parallels Desktop for Mac

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Starting at per year
billed annually
  • Use 200,000+ Windows apps
  • Access the full range of ArcGIS features
  • No need for a second Windows machine
  • Switch between macOS and Windows effortlessly

Start running ArcGIS and other geospatial apps on Mac with a virtual machine using Parallels Desktop in just minutes

Get started with Parallels Desktop and start maximizing the potential of your Mac to run ArcGIS and more.

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Download Parallels Desktop

Download and install Parallels Desktop on your Mac.

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Install Windows

Once installed, set up a new virtual machine and install Windows.

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Launch ArcGIS on your Mac

After installing Windows, you can run the Windows version of ArcGIS and enjoy its full feature set and functionality, right from your Mac.

*Windows license and ArcGIS licenses required.

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See what you are capable of — with Parallels

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Access the full power and capability of ArcGIS on your Mac starting at a year with Parallels Desktop

Enjoy ArcGIS on Mac, plus other key Windows applications without the need for a PC.