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ArcGIS for Android Now Available on Kindle Fire

Download Free Application from Amazon Appstore for Android

Soil survey thematic map from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service shown here on the Kindle Fire.

Soil survey thematic map from the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service shown here on the Kindle Fire.

Esri users can now access ArcGIS data and mapping capabilities on Amazon's popular Android tablet, Kindle Fire. In addition to Android, the ArcGIS application is also supported on iOS devices and Windows Phone. It lets users access, edit, and share maps. With this release, the free application can be downloaded directly from the Amazon Appstore for Android.

ArcGIS for Android Application

ArcGIS for Android is a native application that serves as a mobile gateway into the ArcGIS system and promotes collaboration and information sharing between users and GIS communities. The application provides an intuitive user experience for viewing rich map content, querying map layers and data, and collecting GIS features. With it, users can quickly access their own maps and data authored in ArcGIS Online, as well as collect and edit geographic information. For example, users can access the application to edit specific GIS features and attribute information while collecting field data or performing inspections in real time.

ArcGIS for Android also includes a Favorites feature to access popular maps quickly; a tool for measuring area and distance; and the ability to display data in pop-up windows that support images, charts, links, and more.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android

The ArcGIS for Android application is built on Esri's ArcGIS Runtime Software Development Kit (SDK), which adds the power of the ArcGIS system to Android applications. This Java-based SDK lets developers create custom spatially enabled applications for Kindle Fire and other Android devices and is designed to use web services available from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Server. It also lets users add cached basemaps, which are stored locally on the Kindle Fire or other Android device, to their maps. ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android can be downloaded from the ArcGIS Resource Center.

Browse featured content in ArcGIS Online using the ArcGIS for Android application on Kindle Fire.

Browse featured content in ArcGIS Online using the ArcGIS for Android application on Kindle Fire.

Java developers and Esri Partners can use the SDK to build custom applications that work with their own published web services. The SDK includes a plug-in to the Eclipse integrated development environment that provides a set of tools, documentation, sample applications, and templates to help developers create powerful geospatial solutions that extend GIS to a wider audience. These applications can be deployed within the enterprise or to the public via the Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play.

To learn more, visit esri.com/android. To download the ArcGIS application, visit the Amazon Appstore for Android or download it directly from your Kindle Fire.

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