ArcGIS Software Basics

ArcGIS software is a program made by Esri that is designed to help businesses improve their workflow. ArcGIS can help with asset and data management, planning and analysis, business operations and situational awareness. With ArcGIS, you are able to take advantage of your geographic information systems from anywhere in the world. ArcGIS allows you to manage imagery more efficiently via desktops and servers. This guideline will go over the basics of ArcGIS.

Increased Productivity

One of the best features of ArcGIS is increased productivity. ArcGIS includes an AcrMap that you can browse and add data to. Using keywords or data types, you can quickly and easily find the data, maps and symbols that you are looking for. Making your own maps with ArcGIS is very easy thanks to the automatic map production that is provided by Python and map books. ArcGIS provides you with both web editing tools and with sketch based 2D and 3D desktop maps, which further simplifies the map creation process. Best of all, you can run geoprocessing in the background while you are running ArcGIS, which allows for smoother navigation.

Powerful Spatial Analysis

ArcGIS allows you to create models and perform spatial analysis quickly and easily. If you are using alternative scientific programming for spatial analysis on your geographic information system, you can combine that scientific programming with ArcGIS to receive even better spatial analysis results. ArcGIS also comes with brand new special analysis tools, such as location/allocation and fuzzy overlay. If you need to look at more in-depth data, ArcGIS allows you to create, manage and visualize time aware data in a matter of minutes. It can be very difficult to perform spatial analysis in a 2D background. That is not a concern with ArcGIS because the program allows you to model, edit, visualize and analyze in 3D.

Improved Access to Imagery

ArcGIS comes with advanced image display, which allows you to access imagery in a very timely fashion. Thanks to the image analysis window that ArcGIS features, you can save a lot of time when it comes to image processing and interpretation. If you are working with large image collections, you will love the time saving on the fly processing and dynamic mosaicking that ArcGIS is capable of.

Cloud GIS

When you purchase ArcGIS, you will also receive access to cloud GIS. Cloud GIS is an online version of ArcGIS. With cloud GIS, you will have access to many of the Internet based maps and tools that are included with ArcGIS, which means you can essentially access ArcGIS from any Internet capable device, including your cell phone. ArcGIS is also part of a web based gateway that allows you to find, organize and share various maps and applications. It has never been easier to introduce geographic information thanks to ArcGIS Explorer Online, which is a browser-based version of ArcGIS.