ArcGIS

Mapping & analytics system for visualizing data by location

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ArcGIS Overview

What is 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.

ArcGIS Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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.


ArcGIS Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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
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ArcGIS Reviews

ArcGIS Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
231

Very good
117

Average
13

Poor
2

Terrible
3

Value for Money
3.9
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Support
4.1
95% recommended this app
Bintang H.

The Function and Facilty Tools of Arcgis

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.


Timothy T.

Excellent mapping software for the patient.

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.


Ricardo M.

Esri's Arc Products are Essential Tools for Spatial Analysis

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


Nathan B.

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

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.


Verified Reviewer

ArcGIS the best

ArcGIS can use to setup boundaries for rainfall catchments. So that it helps to run rainfall-runoff models and predict whether flood can occur or not. So that, ArcGIS plays a major role as a supporting software for hydrological modeling softwares like HEC-HMS & Mike 11.


Bintang H.
Industry: Mining & Metals
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

The Function and Facilty Tools of Arcgis

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Timothy T.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Excellent mapping software for the patient.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Ricardo M.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: Self Employed

Esri's Arc Products are Essential Tools for Spatial Analysis

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2021-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nathan B.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 2-10 Employees

ArcGIS the best

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020-12-26
Review Source: Capterra

ArcGIS can use to setup boundaries for rainfall catchments. So that it helps to run rainfall-runoff models and predict whether flood can occur or not. So that, ArcGIS plays a major role as a supporting software for hydrological modeling softwares like HEC-HMS & Mike 11.

Pros

ArcGIS is one of the best software that most civil engineers used atleast once in their life. It can easily download from internet. ArcGIS having user friendly interface wich beginner also easily handle the software too. Best thing about it is we can setup catchment boundaries of any specific area by easily using Digital Elevation Map(DEM). Using this we can easily get information about ground elevation, soil type of the area and much more information about the specific area that we concern about.

Cons

ArcGIS uses some amount of storage usage within the computer. Also it use some memory in the computer too. Also to setup boundaries, you must aware about the software quiet extent.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 366 user ratings
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ArcGIS Pricing

ArcGIS Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
3.9/5
Based on 366 user ratings
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ArcGIS Features

ArcGIS Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Features
4.6/5
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Additional information for ArcGIS

Additional information for ArcGIS

Key features of ArcGIS

  • 3D imagery
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Application sharing
  • Authentication
  • Automatic notifications
  • Census data integration
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data connectors
  • Data import
  • Data mapping
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Engagement analytics
  • Geographic maps
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Graphical user interface
  • Image editing
  • Map creation
  • Map sharing
  • Mobile integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple data sources
  • Offline access
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Role-based permissions
  • Secure data storage
  • Single sign on
  • Spatial analysis
  • Task management
  • User activity monitoring
  • User management
  • Visual analytics

Benefits

  • 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.
  • ArcGIS FAQs

    ArcGIS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ArcGIS.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ArcGIS offer?

    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.

    Q. What are the main features of ArcGIS?

    ArcGIS offers the following features:

    • 3D imagery
    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity management
    • Activity tracking
    • Application sharing
    • Authentication
    • Automatic notifications
    • Census data integration
    • Customizable templates
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data connectors
    • Data import
    • Data mapping
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Engagement analytics
    • Geographic maps
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Graphical user interface
    • Image editing
    • Map creation
    • Map sharing
    • Mobile integration
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple data sources
    • Offline access
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Role-based permissions
    • Secure data storage
    • Single sign on
    • Spatial analysis
    • Task management
    • User activity monitoring
    • User management
    • Visual analytics

    Q. Who are the typical users of ArcGIS?

    ArcGIS has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does ArcGIS support?

    ArcGIS supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. Does ArcGIS support mobile devices?

    ArcGIS supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does ArcGIS integrate with?

    ArcGIS integrates with the following applications:

    Asset Infinity, BOSS811, Citizenserve, Concept3D, DocStar ECM, MAPublisher, Pandell GIS, Pandell LandWorks, Ultimo Enterprise Asset Management, WebEOC

    Q. What level of support does ArcGIS offer?

    ArcGIS offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support