ArcGIS for Desktop is available in three license levels: Basic, Standard, and Advanced (formerly ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo, respectively). The following matrix provides a high-level summary to help you determine the license level that is right for you.

ArcGIS for Desktop includes an ArcGIS Online subscription at no additional cost.

To learn more about each license level, download the ArcGIS for Desktop Functionality Matrix white paper.

To purchase ArcGIS for Desktop Basic single user online, click here

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Building Maps and Exploring Geographic Information
  • Visualise and explore spatial patterns
  • Build maps from database or online sources
  • Interactively set symbols and labels for great looking maps
  • View CAD data and/or satellite images
  • Perform data conversion for CAD, ratse, and dBase formats
  • Generate map-based charts to visualise and explore data
  • Create and edit simple feature geometry
Multiuser Editing and Advanced Data Management
  • Allow multiple users to simultaneously edit the same data
  • Manage your data in a multiuser enterprise geodatabase
  • Store historical snapshots of your dataStore historical snapshots of your data
  • Take advantage of complete GIS editing capabilities including interactive tools and templates
  • Automate the editing process
Advanced Analysis and Data Conversion
  • Conduct advanced GIS data analysis and modelling
  • Create atlas like, publication quality maps with high-end cartographic tools
  • Perform data conversion for coverages


Esri Software Maintenance Program

Ensure you receive the latest releases of Esri software and access to technical support with a maintenance subscription. First year maintenance is included in the price of most software.

As a part of a maintenance subscription you will enjoy an ArcGIS Online subscription at no additional cost.

Benefit from Enterprise License Agreements

Esri Enterprise License Agreements are a cost-effective way for you to efficiently manage and deliver GIS business value throughout your entire organisation for a fixed annual fee.

ArcGIS for Home Use

For personal, noncommercial use, individuals can take advantage of the ArcGIS for Home Use program. You can get ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced and most of the desktop extensions.