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ArcGIS FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does ArcGIS offer?

ArcGIS has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of ArcGIS?

ArcGIS has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does ArcGIS support?

ArcGIS supports the following languages:
Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Q. Does ArcGIS support mobile devices?

ArcGIS supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does ArcGIS offer an API?

Yes, ArcGIS has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does ArcGIS offer?

ArcGIS offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

ArcGIS product 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.

Key benefits of using 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base
    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Videos
    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Webinars

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    4.6

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    Total features

    131

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    ArcGIS users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    497

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    Rating breakdown
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    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.51/10
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    Pros
    I got an outstanding applause from my audience during my project presentation on drainage simulation I did with Arcgis, and I got the first contract deal same day.
    I like the ability to format and being able to change the symbology. And generally feel that they make a very good looking maps compared to other, non-premium GIS software.
    ArcGIS is terrific because it is free and still very functional. It is well-supported and has ample user training available from actual users on YouTube.
    Cons
    It's very much difficult to install to our pc. If it's wrongly installed we have again updated the os and reinstall the software.
    I don't use this frequently, but when I do need to verify some data, it is not very intuitive and I often get lost in the amount of data shown.
    Also, downloading and licensing this software is the biggest pain.

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    Amanda P.

    Asset/GIS Manager

    Government Administration, 11-50 employees

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    WJCUD mapping and asset collection

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Amanda: I'm Amanda. I'm an asset manager. I score ArcGIS a four out of five. For more reviews like this,...

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    Rachel P.

    Teacher

    Education Management, 11-50 employees

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    History teacher heaven!

    Reviewed 2 years ago

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    Rachel P.: Hi, my name is Rachel. I am a middle school history teacher. I give ArcGIS a five star rating....

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    Francis Carolina L.

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    The most complete and efficient tool for making maps, vector layers or raster

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    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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    Chanchala D.

    Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Science of Where – Definitely it is in ArcGIS!!

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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....

    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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    Outsourcing/Offshoring, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Mapping Software

    Reviewed 5 years ago
    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.

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    Cesar A S.

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    This GIS has not comparison

    Reviewed 6 years ago
    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...

    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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    Exson M.

    Used monthly for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Tool for the planning, execution, and monitoring of actions with criteria on the territory.

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    Is a program that has been very useful for the administration and planning of geographical and spatial problems in the process of georeferencing the projects financed in the 8 years of development of the organization. georeferencing the territory of each project helps us make decisions adjusted to the dynamics of the territory. each of the actions that the organization applies uses arcgis to approach the territory.

    Pros

    I like it because it helps me to develop the planning activities of the approach of the territory I require for the fulfillment of my work functions. ArcGIS helps me to visualize, manage, edit, calculate, analyze entities and georeferenced attributes of the financed projects of a productive nature in my work. Another aspect that I like about ArcGis is the use of the ArcCatalog, which allows to search and make effective operations, facilitating the link with Servers of databases, GIS Servers, database, WMS servers, and Internet and intranet connection. I find it easy to use, it has an excellent interface and multiple geoprocessing tools. I like the presentation of the cartography.

    Cons

    I do not like it to be a software with high costs. On the other hand, it requires a computer with a very high installed capacity to execute the tools in an easy way. In the area of authematic cartography, I believe that the options to work with greater ease should be strengthened with graphics to represent the variables of the maps. I am worried that the program with the updates demands greater requirements...

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