Using MapInfo v11 and v12 with ARCS for GIS and Windows 7

Workaround for ARCS for GIS with MapInfo v11 on Windows 7 Read More...

Installing ARCS for GIS license manager on Windows Server 2003 for clients accessing from a different subnet

Please follow these steps for situations when the hardware key is to be installed on a Windows Server 2003 machine on a different sub-net to that of the client PCs. Read More...

Using Remote Desktop Connection can cause problems

Using Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows systems can cause problems when using the hardware key for ARCS for GIS. This is true for both standalone and network keys. For some reason, the protocol used by Remote Desktop Connection runs the call to check for the presence of the hardware key on the local machine and not the server causing the call to fail.

A workaround to this problem is to connect to the server using a different protocol such as that used by the Logmein applications (see

If you’re having problems please contact us for more information.

Version 2.0 of ARCS for GIS

Version 2.0 of the ARCS for GIS Maintenance program is now in final production. The pre-release version has been tested and includes full support for 64 bit operating systems and a fresh new look.

Work is now underway to bring the viewer components up to version 2.0 for all our main versions including Geomedia, Esri and MapInfo.

There’s no release date at present but this page will be updated as soon as dates are announced.

ARCS for GIS with ArcGIS 10 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

This note deals with problems setting up the ARCS for GIS toolbar commands on ArcGIS 10 on some versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It is only necessary to use these instructions if the ARCS for GIS commands do not appear in the complete list of commands when creating the ARCS for GIS toolbar. Read More...

Installing ARCS for GIS for Geomedia 6.1 with Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit systems

This note sets out the steps and sequence for installing ARCS for GIS for Geomedia with Windows 7 and Windows Vista 64 bit operating systems. Read More...

Geomedia hotfixes

This note is to clarify the situation with regard to ARCS for GIS and Geomedia 6.1 hotfixes. Read More...

Accessing the ARCS for GIS toolbar in ArcGIS 10

This note explains how to add ARCS for GIS toolbar commands in ArcGIS 10

The note was updated on February 15th 2011 with a fix to make the ARCS for GIS toolbar persistent without having to save it to an MXD.