ArcGIS

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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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    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Online can be configured to match an organization’s needs and structure, creating user groups that reflect corporate teams or departments
    ArcGIS Software - System dashboards support activity monitoring with the ability to view activity-based metrics across users, maps, and apps etc
    ArcGIS Software - 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 Software - Promising enterprise-ready support, organizational tools include group-based people management options, activity monitoring, dashboard metrics and more
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Online provides a number of security and privacy certifications such a s compliance accreditation for FedRAMP, FISMA, Privacy Shield and TRUSTe
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS is an integrated suite of GIS software products that promises a standards-based platform for conducting spatial analysis, data management and mapping
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Online from Esri is a SaaS-based mapping and analysis solution, securely hosted for 24/7 web-based access
    ArcGIS Software - Explorer for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, providing remote online / offline access to searchable maps
    ArcGIS Software - 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 Software - Navigator for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android, providing map-based navigation for field-based workers
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Companion app is a native mobile companion for iOS and Android that facilitates mobile access to an ArcGIS Online organization
    ArcGIS Software - Create maps by dragging and dropping spreadsheets, uploading locally stored data files or connecting to content already stored within the cloud
    ArcGIS Software - Smart suggestions are offered for the creation of the resulting data-driven visualizations, while also accepting custom styling choices
    ArcGIS Software - 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 Software - ArcGIS Online can be configured to match an organization’s needs and structure, creating user groups that reflect corporate teams or departments
    ArcGIS Software - System dashboards support activity monitoring with the ability to view activity-based metrics across users, maps, and apps etc
    ArcGIS Software - 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 Software - Promising enterprise-ready support, organizational tools include group-based people management options, activity monitoring, dashboard metrics and more
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Online provides a number of security and privacy certifications such a s compliance accreditation for FedRAMP, FISMA, Privacy Shield and TRUSTe
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS is an integrated suite of GIS software products that promises a standards-based platform for conducting spatial analysis, data management and mapping
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Online from Esri is a SaaS-based mapping and analysis solution, securely hosted for 24/7 web-based access
    ArcGIS Software - Explorer for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, providing remote online / offline access to searchable maps
    ArcGIS Software - 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 Software - Navigator for ArcGIS is a companion mobile app for iOS and Android, providing map-based navigation for field-based workers
    ArcGIS Software - ArcGIS Companion app is a native mobile companion for iOS and Android that facilitates mobile access to an ArcGIS Online organization
    ArcGIS Software - Create maps by dragging and dropping spreadsheets, uploading locally stored data files or connecting to content already stored within the cloud
    ArcGIS Software - Smart suggestions are offered for the creation of the resulting data-driven visualizations, while also accepting custom styling choices
    ArcGIS Software - 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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    The most complete and efficient tool for making maps, vector layers or raster

    Reviewed on 2018/06/07

    ArcGIS is a system with which people can work with on-line maps and related geographic information....

    ArcGIS is a system with which people can work with on-line maps and related geographic information. With ArcGIS you can create many different types of maps. The most interesting of all are the interactive intelligent maps that show, integrate and synthesize complete layers of geographic and descriptive information of diverse origins. These ArcGIS maps provide an interactive window through which you can view, explore and analyze this information.

    Pros

    What I like most about this software is the ease with which you can create maps or design final maps better known as layout. Unlike other similar software, Arcgis simplifies the process, in addition to providing aestheticity and harmony in the scale of colors and labeling of toponyms. In addition, the work with ArcGIS encourages the use of geographic databases (geodatabases) in the management of our data. With the way to create projects in arcgis, not only allows us to store the styles and properties applied to the layer in the project, but creates a geodatabase associated with it in which we can physically include the layers that we use as Feature Class. Although we can also add a previous geodatabase to the project, as it used to be done a long time ago.

    Cons

    Arcgis licenses are expensive. It was not always possible to count on the availability of ESRI products for acrgis. In addition, it is not very versatile in the consumption of data, that is, a different protocol must be applied to open each file according to its type. Likewise, with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services connection, it is necessary to download and install the Data Interoperability extension, unlike other softwares that this process refers to one clicks.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Science of Where – Definitely it is in ArcGIS!!

    Reviewed on 2022/06/20

    ArcGIS is a geospatial software that facilitates viewing, editing, and analyzing geographic data....

    ArcGIS is a geospatial software that facilitates viewing, editing, and analyzing geographic data. ArcGIS consists of several features such as ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro, ArcScene & ArcGlobe. This software is used by a wide range of users from multidisciplinary sectors.

    Pros

    ArcGIS is a powerful software that can use to analyze locational-based data. The Arc Toolbox has a variety of tools including spatial analyst, spatial statistics, geocoding, data management, conversion, cartography tools, etc. Those tool sets can be used for spatial analysis, mapping, field operations, data collection, and preparation. I’m using ArcGIS for raster and vector data visualization and analysis. Especially for landslide vulnerability assessment, landslide hazard and risk zonation mapping, landform mapping, and different types of data management activities.
    ArcGIS supports different types of data formats including ESRI shapefiles, GeoTIFF, Images, CAD files, KML, Excel data files, etc. The important thing is ArcGIS provides a data conversion facility using a conversion toolset.
    The ArcGIS model builder provides automation of our analysis process and it reduces the time consumption. This is a good platform for map-making and map layouting. There are many toolbars that support map preparation, such as advanced labeling, data frame tools, layout, etc. And there is another option called the Data-Driven Pages toolbar, that allows us to create a multi-page map series from a single map document.
    There are many options in ArcGIS that you can find to solve your problems, related to geographic data.

    Cons

    The license version of ArcGIS is very expensive and it needs a considerable amount of memory and storage space to function properly.

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    Mapping Software

    Reviewed on 2018/11/21

    Pros

    This is one of the best in the industry, and is a niche product.

    It is very robust and performs mapping well. There are alot of modules and it takes time to really learn the system.

    Cons

    If you are not computer savvy and don't take the time and effort required to learn the software, you won't like it. The usability has a lot to desire as things are hidden deep inside of menus. I think overall the software is expensive and bloated. You may only use 25% of the product. The KISS principle is lost on this.

    Cesar A
    Cesar A
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    This GIS has not comparison

    Reviewed on 2018/01/17

    Pros

    We are in front of the best GIS in the market ARCgis do anything you want to do in special analysis. With this software you can build maps, editaed, analyze raster data, make models, 3d models, terrain models, simulations, Geodesign, and so many other things. This software has incorporated the biggest data of datum and coordinates system of the world, you can virtually use ARCgis in any part of the world, and with great precision. Since the version 9.3 ESRI has incorporated the Imagery tool, that it is a layer that with internet connection allows you to have satellite images of any location of the world, it is very useful to analyze change in the enviroment and urbanization changes. ARCgis has everything, virtually everything that a people who work with maps needs, does not have comparison.

    Cons

    The main limitation of ARCgis it is the cost, it is a very expensive software that a little company or businees cannot afford. This a very useful tool but the cost does not allows to some people uses their potential for the spatial analysis. In some countries they offer educational licenses who help the students to know the software and work with some tools, this can be palliative for all that people who wants to work with the software but cannot afford.

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    Carlos
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
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    Tool for decision makers

    Reviewed on 2022/02/16

    ArcGIS has permitted you to show map information in an outwardly engaging manner and give broad...

    ArcGIS has permitted you to show map information in an outwardly engaging manner and give broad investigation of geographic information for an enormous scope in a straightforward manner.

    Pros

    ArcGIS is the best software for management of geographic information accessible for decision makers. It has a device for nearly anything compelling in treatment of a lot of vector information. The flexibility to utilize permits ArcGIS to be used in an assortment of regions: from land cadastre, cartography, topography, biology, edaphology, the management of water resources, and remote sensing. With ArcGIS you can processing of both raster and vector data, it allows map algebra, spatial analysis, editing, and showing geographic information.

    Cons

    You need capacitation for learning, it requires time and there are various highlights which are extremely intricate to work with.

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    ArcGIS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ArcGIS.

    ArcGIS offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version, 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.

    ArcGIS has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    ArcGIS supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    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, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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