Run GIS professional apps on your Mac. Discover an alternative solution for GIS professionals

Use the hardware you love with the software you need with a GIS professional alternative for Mac.
Run Windows-exclusive software side-by-side with your favorite GIS tools and more regardless of OS requirements.

Run GIS professional apps on your Mac

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Your favorite Windows software, virtualized on your Mac

Access all your favorite GIS applications side-by-side on your Mac — even the Windows-exclusive software. Take your cartography and spatial analysis talents to the next level using your preferred hardware and OSs.

ArcGIS Pro
MapInfo Pro
Google Earth Pro
Adobe Illustrator
AutoCAD Map 3D
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Parallels Desktop Pro Edition

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Billed annually
  • Use 200,000+ Windows apps
  • Access the full range of GIS apps
  • No need for a second Windows machine
  • Switch between macOS and Windows effortlessly

Run professional GIS apps on Mac with a virtual machine using Parallels Desktop in just minutes

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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.

*Windows license required

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Launch a virtual machine

After installing Windows, you can run your favorite GIS apps and software, including Windows-exclusive apps like ArcGIS, ArcMap, AutoCAD 3D Pro, and others on your Mac. Enjoy accessing all the GIS apps you need on a single versatile machine.

Why choose Parallels Desktop?

Why buy from Parallels?
Authorized by Microsoft
Authorized by Microsoft

The only solution authorized by Microsoft to run Windows 11 on Apple M-series Macs.

Parallels Toolbox included
Parallels Toolbox included

Gain access to 50+ free productivity tools designed to simplify tasks.

Live support
Live support

24/7 phone, chat and email support for subscribers. Get in touch anytime, anywhere.

30-day money back guarantee
30-day money back guarantee

Cancel any time during your initial month if you are not completely satisfied.

Maximize your Mac’s potential — and your productivity — with Parallels Desktop Pro.

Start running your favorite GIS apps today — even if they are exclusive to Windows!