Defence and National Security: saving valuable time

The defence and national security industry use location based solutions to make decisions on how to make the most of available resources.


Analytical Capability

Making the right decisions in increasingly complex situations calls for rapid assessment and analysis capabilities you can rely on.

Esri’s ArcGIS provides the widest range of COTS spatial analytical tools available today, coupled with our unique ModelBuilder capability – enabling routine analytical tasks to be created once and shared, standardising approaches and saving time. Find out more about ModelBuilder

Further reading
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Defence-specific tools

As standard, Esri’s ArcGIS now incorporates a range of proven Defence–specific analysis capabilities, which do not require additional extensions or separate software packages. These standard tools enable common task such as:

  • Line-of-sight, hillshade, and terrain analysis
  • The creation, display and editing of (NATO) APP6a specification military symbology in your maps
  • Import, locate, and display order of battle databases
  • Create multiple grids, graticules, and borders for a variety of map products including Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) coordinates.

Other tools for spatial analysis

Esri offers the widest and most advanced range of geospatial analysis tools available today. Click on the links below for more details on just some of them. For our full range please click here.

3D Analysis enabling building and structure-specific analysis and visualisation for pre and post op assessments.

Network Analysis supporting routing and disruption analysis for spatial networks such as pipelines, roadways and telco infrastructure.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst informing assessments in areas such as cross country mobility, routing plans or activity hotspot visualisation.

ArcGIS Tracking Analyst enabling spatial patterns and trends to be identified in the context of time.


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