ArcGIS

Mapping & analytics system for visualizing data by location

About ArcGIS

ArcGIS from Esri is an integrated collection of geographic information system (GIS) software products for multiple platforms and promising standards-compliant handling of spatial analysis, data management, and location-based 3D data mapping. Providing the contextual tools for mapping and spatial reasoning, ArcGIS enables users to visualize and analyze organizational business practice data in terms of its environmental location, while collaborating with others by sharing insights via not only maps, but apps and reports also. ArcGIS Online is specifically the hosted, online SaaS version of the product, offering a complete, cloud-based mapping solution.

ArcGIS Online promises a scalable, secure and compliant GIS that allows users to collaboratively use, create and share maps, while working with scenes, layers, analytics, data and also apps. In addition, access is granted to content within ArcGIS' Living Atlas of the World and its collection of geographic information sourced from around the globe including maps, apps and data layers relevant to a variety of working applications. Aside from the product's cloud infrastructure, ArcGIS is then supported by a suite of extra apps and a number compatible with iOS and Android devices. This includes the ArcGIS Companion app for field-based access to the viewing of organizational content, plus additional tools and features for data collection.

Key benefits of ArcGIS

  • ArcGIS Online is the cloud-based SaaS version of ArcGIS, representing a collaborative online mapping and analysis solution that is accessible from anywhere at anytime, secured and compliant with FedRAMP, FISMA and TRUSTe accreditation.
  • Enterprise-ready tools include Single Sign-On (SSO) access, group-based people management, assignment of privileges and licenses, plus the monitoring of both internal activity metrics within an organization and those for maps / apps shared publicly.
  • Map creation is made as simple as dragging and dropping a spreadsheet, uploading local data files or connecting cloud stored content, before smart mapping generates suggestions for plotting data-driven visualizations while offering custom styling choices.
  • A collection of "basemaps" are available in vector format for high-resolution fidelity and flexible styling, consisting of satellite imagery, street maps, landscapes, oceans and more.
  • ArcGIS Apps offer an additional collection of integrated, location-based apps for field access, with ArcGIS Companion providing native remote access to an ArcGIS Online organization via iPhone and Android devices.
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    Supported Languages

    English

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    ArcGIS Online can be configured to match an organization’s needs and structure, creating user groups that reflect corporate teams or departments
    System dashboards support activity monitoring with the ability to view activity-based metrics across users, maps, and apps etc
    The SaaS-based ArcGIS Online allows created and shared 3D map visualizations to be scaled so that hundreds, thousands or millions of people can interact with them simultaneously
    Promising enterprise-ready support, organizational tools include group-based people management options, activity monitoring, dashboard metrics and more
    ArcGIS Online provides a number of security and privacy certifications such a s compliance accreditation for FedRAMP, FISMA, Privacy Shield and TRUSTe
    ArcGIS is an integrated suite of GIS software products that promises a standards-based platform for conducting spatial analysis, data management and mapping
    ArcGIS Online from Esri is a SaaS-based mapping and analysis solution, securely hosted for 24/7 web-based access
    Explorer for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, providing remote online / offline access to searchable maps
    Collector for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android that supports the remote collection and update of data using the map or GPS
    Navigator for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android, providing map-based navigation for field-based workers
    ArcGIS Companion app is a native mobile companion for iOS and Android that facilitates mobile access to an ArcGIS Online organization
    Create maps by dragging and dropping spreadsheets, uploading locally stored data files or connecting to content already stored within the cloud
    Smart suggestions are offered for the creation of the resulting data-driven visualizations, while also accepting custom styling choices
    A suite of geographically accurate "basemaps" in vector format can be used as ready-made data canvas' and showing satellite pictures, streets, land and oceans etc
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    ArcGIS screenshot: ArcGIS Online can be configured to match an organization’s needs and structure, creating user groups that reflect corporate teams or departments ArcGIS screenshot: System dashboards support activity monitoring with the ability to view activity-based metrics across users, maps, and apps etc ArcGIS screenshot: The SaaS-based ArcGIS Online allows created and shared 3D map visualizations to be scaled so that hundreds, thousands or millions of people can interact with them simultaneously ArcGIS screenshot: Promising enterprise-ready support, organizational tools include group-based people management options, activity monitoring, dashboard metrics and more ArcGIS screenshot: ArcGIS Online provides a number of security and privacy certifications such a s compliance accreditation for FedRAMP, FISMA, Privacy Shield and TRUSTe ArcGIS screenshot: ArcGIS is an integrated suite of GIS software products that promises a standards-based platform for conducting spatial analysis, data management and mapping ArcGIS screenshot: ArcGIS Online from Esri is a SaaS-based mapping and analysis solution, securely hosted for 24/7 web-based access ArcGIS screenshot: Explorer for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, providing remote online / offline access to searchable maps ArcGIS screenshot: Collector for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android that supports the remote collection and update of data using the map or GPS ArcGIS screenshot: Navigator for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android, providing map-based navigation for field-based workers ArcGIS screenshot: ArcGIS Companion app is a native mobile companion for iOS and Android that facilitates mobile access to an ArcGIS Online organization ArcGIS screenshot: Create maps by dragging and dropping spreadsheets, uploading locally stored data files or connecting to content already stored within the cloud ArcGIS screenshot: Smart suggestions are offered for the creation of the resulting data-driven visualizations, while also accepting custom styling choices ArcGIS screenshot: A suite of geographically accurate "basemaps" in vector format can be used as ready-made data canvas' and showing satellite pictures, streets, land and oceans etc

    Features

    Total features of ArcGIS: 83

    • 3D Imaging
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Access Control
    • Authentication Software
    • Behavioral Analytics
    • Bus Mileage Optimization
    • Census Data Integration
    • Chatbot Software
    • Color Codes/Icons
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Mapping
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Deep Learning Software
    • Demographic Data
    • Dispatch Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Driver Logs
    • Driver Management
    • Engagement Analytics
    • FISMA Compliance
    • Field Reporting
    • Fixed Asset Management Software
    • Fixed Route Management
    • For Healthcare
    • For Sales Teams/Organizations
    • GIS Software
    • Geocoding
    • Geofencing
    • Geographic Maps
    • Image Editing
    • Image Management
    • Incident Mapping
    • Internet Mapping
    • Interoperability
    • Labeling
    • Location Tracking
    • Machine Learning Software
    • Map Creation
    • Map Sharing
    • Mileage Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Capture
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-User Collaboration
    • Multiple Data Sources
    • Multiple Route Support
    • Near-Matching
    • Offline Access
    • Paratransit Management
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Predictive Modeling
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Simulation
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reverse Geocoding
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Routing
    • Scheduling Software
    • School Bus Routing Software
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Service Request Management
    • Single Sign On Software
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Statistics
    • Task Management Software
    • Templates
    • Trade Area Analysis
    • User Management
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visualization
    • Work Order Management

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    Reviews

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    Value for Money
    3.9/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    3.8/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.1/5

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    Bintang H.
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The Function and Facilty Tools of Arcgis

    Reviewed on 16/07/2020

    These software has allowed me to undestand the concept of geostatistical analysist.
    And also these...

    These software has allowed me to undestand the concept of geostatistical analysist.
    And also these software has allowed me to achieve my degree in bachelor of mining engineering.Such help like layouting map, analysis out put contour and another geospatial analysis.

    Pros

    Tool geostatistical, geospatial analysis

    Cons

    There in few of module to learning tools

    Brian H.
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Utility mapping on both the desktop and mobile devices

    Reviewed on 09/03/2021

    Our mobile workforce has become significantly more efficient due to the ArcGIS platform and the...

    Our mobile workforce has become significantly more efficient due to the ArcGIS platform and the systems that we have built upon its frameworks. ArcGIS has become a core piece of our business and our daily operations, and we continue to increase its use and integration with other systems.

    Pros

    ArcGIS continues to evolve as a product as our needs grow as a customer. We are moving away from desktop-based GIS, with nearly all employees now using mobile devices as their primary tool to access our utility mapping data. ArcGIS Online has made this available, and we continue to grow our mobile offerings, though the AGOL platform still allows us numerous areas for us to continue to explore and utilize to improve our field workflows.

    Numerous samples, test applications, etc. are provided by ESRI to get you started, and since they're the industry leader, there are tons of real-world examples of the software in use that are available to the public.

    Cons

    ArcGIS is an enormously complex software platform, with tons of automation and analysis tools available. However online documentation can be difficult to find, and is frequently written in ways that require an in-depth understanding of the systems. Prerequisite setup steps aren't always included in the documentation, instead it's often written with some assumptions in mind. Setups completed by other employees can be difficult to troubleshoot because of these assumptions in the documentation.

    The robustness of the platform can also lead to additional steps for end users, as they have to work through options that aren't relevent to them, but cannot be hidden from their view. One such example is just the login screen to the AGOL mobile apps causes our users frequent struggles as they can't remember the sequence of steps to get to the organization login. There should be increased administrator options available to simplify/restrict options available to the end user.

    Nathan B.
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    I use ArcMap daily, but almost always as a part of my overall editing flow.

    Reviewed on 16/02/2018

    It makes the start of very pretty maps, sometimes. I almost always generate base layers here, and...

    It makes the start of very pretty maps, sometimes. I almost always generate base layers here, and then export them into illustrator/photoshop to do actual final renders.

    Pros

    The styling guides are better than any other options out there - once you can learn to navigate the byzantine menus. I've used QGIS, Globalmapper, AutoCad, and Microstation, and maps just look better in ArcMap than in any others -it's made for creating display mapping. I know that there are other programmatic things you can do, but for my workflow, I use it almost exclusively for building maps for display.

    Cons

    The menus are silly that you have to go that far down a rabbit hole, processing is a nightmare (especially with messy geometry), and I used to (until I quit trying altogether) find myself trying a processing task in ArcMap, watching it fail, and then trying it again in GlobalMapper/QGIS and it would do fine. Processing is a very weak point in ArcMap, at least from my perspective.

    Ricardo M.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Esri's Arc Products are Essential Tools for Spatial Analysis

    Reviewed on 12/01/2021

    I have formal training in Geography and advanced GIS uses, so ArcGIS has been an essential tool for...

    I have formal training in Geography and advanced GIS uses, so ArcGIS has been an essential tool for spatial analysis and spatial database creation.

    Pros

    I appreciate the flexibility and thoughtfulness of the software's design. There is almost always more than one way to accomplish a task in Arc products and suggestions for improvement are often met with modifications to the products to maintain their usefulness. The product is pretty much self-contained but there are patches and programs to customize the software. It also allows users to program routines to facilitate repetitive work. It also uses Python and Visual Basic, which allow users to write their own routines.

    Cons

    The price of this software can be prohibitive, particularly if users are looking for a full suite of services. Many of the functions are not intuitive and require a long ramp up time. The program crashes more than others on my computer.

    Timothy T.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Excellent mapping software for the patient.

    Reviewed on 10/06/2020

    After about 100 hours of being hopelessly lost in the menus, import/export functions, and display...

    After about 100 hours of being hopelessly lost in the menus, import/export functions, and display properties, an average user will probably be able to impress their colleagues with a tidy and professional display of 2-d or 3-d data in a relevant map background, which very few other freeware programs are capable of creating.

    Pros

    With enough time and interest, the features available for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro are brilliant and all-encompassing. Using raw map datums and a collection of information allows users to expertly display any sort of 2-d grid on any map projection with tons of custom options for audience display.

    Cons

    The learning curve is very steep and the complexity of the software is overwhelming to new users. The number of navigable menus and sub-menus in the home screen of the project can be exhausting to figure out without doing everything incorrectly the first time. This is NOT the Microsoft Powerpoint of data display.

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    ArcGIS FAQs

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    ArcGIS offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    ArcGIS Online pricing (<100 users) is based on purchasing the exact number of users required, with more able to be added at any time. See the ArcGIS website for pricing calculator. Large organization pricing (100+ users): Contact ArcGIS for a quote.

    We do not have any information about ArcGIS features

    ArcGIS has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    ArcGIS supports the following languages:

    English

    ArcGIS supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations ArcGIS has

    ArcGIS offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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