Conduct Spatial Analysis
Hundreds of tools for performing spatial analysis are included in ArcGIS for Desktop. These tools allow you to turn data into actionable information and automate many of your GIS tasks.
Watch the Video: Spatial Analysis.
Manage Your Data More Efficiently
With support for more than 70 data formats, you can easily integrate all types of data for visualization and analysis. An extensive set of geographic, tabular, and metadata management, creation, and organization tools are available.
Watch the Video: Working with Lidar Data
Easily Create Maps
Produce high-quality maps without the hassles associated with complex design software. With ArcGIS for Desktop you can take advantage of:
- A large library of symbols
- Simple wizards and predefined map templates
Watch the Video: Mapping & Data Visualization
Automate Advanced Workflows
Manipulate data with a minimum number of clicks and automate your editing workflow with powerful editing tools. Advanced editing and coordinate geometry (COGO) tools simplify your data design, input, and cleanup.
Watch the Video: Creating Workflows Using ModelBuilder
Explore Web GIS
ArcGIS Online is now a part of an ArcGIS for Desktop license. Take full advantage of ArcGIS Online without ever leaving the ArcMap interface. Import basemaps, search for data or features, and share information with individuals or groups from a convenient, centralized location.
From simple data analysis to business and customer management, there is a wide range of applications for which geocoding can be used. With geocoded addresses, you can display the address locations and see patterns within the information.
Access Advanced Imagery
There are many ways you can work with image data (raster data) in ArcGIS for Desktop. You can use it as a background (basemap) to analyze other data layers, apply different types of specifications to the image dataset, or use it as part of the analysis.
Customize Your Applications
Easily customize the user interface by adding and removing buttons, menu items, or docking toolbars within ArcGIS for Desktop, or develop custom GIS desktop applications with ArcGIS Engine, which is available through the Esri Developer Network (EDN).