GIS Resource Center for Cancer Research

Installation Instructions for ArcMap Tools

These tools are for Esri ArcMap Versions 9.0 or 9.1 ONLY.

All tools require Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1*.

  1. Save the Install file to your hard drive or a local network drive.
  2. Run the '.exe' self-extracting installer.
    • Warning: if the following screen is displayed when you try to install the tool, you must first remove the previous version of the tool, then run the installer again.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the tool.
  4. Open ArcMap™.
  5. Open the Tools menu and click Customize....

    • If you have already created a custom toolbar, skip steps 6 and 7 and go to Step 8.
  6. On the Toolbars tab, click the New... button.
  7. Name your toolbar and make sure the Save in box says "Normal.mxt".

  8. Click on the Commands tab.
  9. On the Categories side (left), choose "NCI.GIS.Tools". On the right, the tool you just installed should be listed.

  10. Drag that tool's icon on top of the new toolbar that you created.
  11. Close the Customize dialog. You can dock the tool bar to the other toolbars in ArcMap.

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*Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1

The .NET Framework version 1.1 is a component of the Microsoft Windows® operating system used to build and run Windows-based applications.

Check to see if you have the .NET Framework installed by following these steps:

  • Click the Windows Start button.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  • Applications are listed alphabetically. Look for "Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1".
  • If it is listed, then the correct version is already installed, and you do not need to install it again.

If you need to obtain the Framework, download and run the file dotnetfx.exe [EXE - 23.1 MB] from this site, or visit

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