Discover, Use, Make, and Share Maps from Any Device,
Anywhere, at Any Time.
ArcGIS empowers everyone, from line-of-business managers to executives, with timely, accurate information and
a means of collaboration.
Apps Are the Window into the Platform
Most people experience ArcGIS through its apps.
Use the applications that come with ArcGIS for Desktop, as well as ArcGIS templates, to author maps and create new applications focused on specific organizational needs.
Executives, Knowledge Workers, and the General Public
People who are not GIS professionals can do self-service mapping on any device using focused apps and then make decisions based on the most current, accurate information.
With ArcGIS, you control where your location information is stored and who can access it.
Hosted in Esri’s Cloud
ArcGIS Online is helpful to organizations that don’t want to spend the time building a GIS. It’s FISMA compliant, so you can be assured that your data is secure.
Hosted in Your Infrastructure
With ArcGIS for Server, GIS becomes part of your organization’s infrastructure and adheres to all the security policies and regulations of your organization.
Where Does the Data Come From?
Data can be pulled into ArcGIS in a number of ways.
Create Data with ArcGIS for Desktop
ArcGIS for Desktop is the premier ArcGIS environment for creating data, apps, and analytical models.
Get Access to a World of Content
Get ready-to-use content and combine it with local data. Use ArcGIS Online on its own to create interactive web maps and apps and share them with anyone. Use ArcGIS Online as a supplement to ArcGIS for Desktop by adding basemaps and datasets (such as demographics) to your projects.
Connect to Your Databases
Use ArcGIS for Server to connect directly with your databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Netezza, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, and others). ArcGIS for Server also includes the geodatabase, the common data storage and management framework for ArcGIS. Learn more about data management in ArcGIS.
Share Location Information
Make your maps and analyses available to others who need it.
Spatial information is primarily shared via apps, but it gets served to those apps using ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS for Server. ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Server web enable your data and tools.
Bring Innovation to Your Organization
Open Data and Services
ArcGIS avoids lock in by supporting all the common GIS and IT standards. You maintain data integrity because your data can stay in its native format.
Learn about Esri’s open initiatives.