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Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Understanding Our World

Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Understanding Our World ArcGIS helps you with
Planning and analysis
Improve your ability to anticipate and manage change by using spatial analysis.

What Is GIS?
Geographic information system (GIS) technology gives you a framework for gathering, organizing, sharing, and analyzing spatial information. You can use GIS to see how things work together, allowing you to make the most informed decisions possible.

Asset/Data management
Enable better use of resources by making data available to those who need it.

Operational awareness
Get a comprehensive understanding of the activities affecting your organization.

Field workforce
Experience better and more coordinated decision making as well as faster and more efficient field operations.

Achieve a Commanding, Collaborative View of Your World

ArcGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge. It enables you to do deep analysis, gain greater understanding of your data, and perform high-level decision making.

You can use ArcGIS anywhere:

Create web mapping applications that make it easy for stakeholders to access authoritative geographic information. Bring information that others have shared into your projects. Create mashups from shared services. Browse maps and apps published by others using the ArcGIS system and create your own maps that you can share.
Metro Nashville Public Website for Communicating Flood Information

Use predefined map templates that automate many aspects of cartography. Build models that help users scientifically analyze data. Create geodatabases. Manage and edit geographic data.

Mobile Devices
Field staff can capture, update, and analyze geographic information.
Model Showing Impacts of Natural Disturbances (Credit: Remsoft, Inc.)

The office can get up-to-date information to and from field operations. Organizations can select from a range of mobile GIS field mapping applications within the ArcGIS system so that it fits within existing workflows. The mobile workforce can explore and use maps that have been shared within the ArcGIS system.

Drive-time Analysis on a Smartphone.


Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Understanding Our World

Web Mappers

Knowledge Workers

GIS Professionals

My Locations


My Favorite Venues

User Data
GIS Services

Operational Layers


Getting Data for Your Maps

Add context to your maps with a range of ready-to-use geospatial data, either online or via DVD, including Basemaps (streets, imagery, topographic) Demographic data Imagery Consumer spending Business data (such as business locations, traffic counts, and crime indexes) In addition, Esri has a large online community of users who regularly contribute their data and make it available to everyone via the cloud.
Imagery is one of the many types of data that is core to ArcGIS.

Want to Build Your Own Mapping Applications?

ArcGIS developer tools make it easy to get started: Create simple maps from your enterprise data. Build and deploy GIS applications on multiple platforms. Publish and consume GIS web services using REST or SOAP. Get sample code, configurable templates, online data, and more, to help you develop useful GIS applications.

Resource centers containing code samples, forums, and reference libraries help developers get started.

Compliance with IT Standards

ArcGIS is based on accepted standards to ensure a high level of interoperability across platforms, databases, development languages, and applications. Secure, reliable, and maintainable architectures Optimized performance, scalability, agility, and productivity Measurable return on investment

Esri Support and Educational Services

Esri has a long-standing commitment to serve and respond to the GIS user community, and that commitment is exemplified by the breadth of Esris support services. ArcGIS support and educational services consist of technical maintenance programs designed to meet the needs of different types of users, as well as software releases and updates, technical support, online support services, publications, training, and consulting services.

ArcGIS Maintenance Program

Esri offers a cost-effective maintenance program that includes software updates, technical support, and many other benefits. Offered as an annual subscription, this program makes it easy for you to plan for the cost of support and software updates. Complimentary registrations to the Esri International User Conference are included with certain standard Esri software maintenance options. For more information, visit

Technical Support
Esri offers a rich array of technical support and user community resources to help you meet your GIS challenges. From 24/7 technical support to online user groups and a variety of self-help resources, Esri has the tools to make you successful. For more information, visit

Esri offers instructor-led courses at Esri learning centers and client facilities around the world as well as over the Internet. Self-study web courses are also available for those who prefer online training. Esri combines hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment. For more information, visit

Esri instructors provide one-on-one assistance in courses taught in both traditional and virtual classrooms.

To help you use Esri software and learn the many applications of geospatial technology, Esri Press publishes reference books, software tutorials, case studies, and GIS map books. Esri Press books help the first-time learner as well as the professional GIS user and are available through major booksellers and from Esri at

Professional Services
Esri GIS professionals offer consulting, design, programming, and implementation services as well as database design and assistance in data publishing. For more information, visit

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been helping organizations map and model our world. Esris GIS software tools and methodologies enable these organizations to effectively analyze and manage their geographic information and make better decisions. They are supported by our experienced and knowledgeable staff and extensive network of business partners and international distributors. A full-service GIS company, Esri supports the implementation of GIS technology on desktops, servers, online services, and mobile devices. These GIS solutions are flexible, customizable, and easy to use.

Our Focus
Esri software is used by hundreds of thousands of organizations that apply GIS to solve problems and make our world a better place to live. We pay close attention to our users to ensure they have the best tools possible to accomplish their missions. A comprehensive suite of training options offered worldwide helps our users fully leverage their GIS applications. Esri is a socially conscious business, actively supporting organizations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development, and humanitarian affairs.

Contact Esri
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