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 to determine the license level that is right for you.

ArcGIS for Desktop maintenance subscriptions now provide you with an ArcGIS Online subscription at no additional cost.

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

  Basic Standard Advanced
  Basic Standard Advanced
Building Maps and Exploring Geographic Information      
Visualize 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, raster, and dBase formats
Generate map-based charts to visualize 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 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 modeling    
Create atlas like, publication quality maps with high-end cartographic tools    
Perform data conversion for coverages    
Licensing Options Single Concurrent Single Concurrent Single Concurrent
Pricing $1,500
$3,500 $7,000 $7,000 Price varies depending on your organization; call 1-800-447-9778.
Pricing Outside of the US, please contact
your local Esri office to discuss pricing that is right for you.

Licensing Options

Single Use License

A single use license is locked to a single computer.

Concurrent Use License

A concurrent use license allows multiple computers to operate software concurrently through a shared pool of licenses administered by a central license manager.


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.

Take Advantage of Packaged Solutions

A variety of hardware bundles and special offers are available to U.S. customers to save you money when you configure or upgrade your system.

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 organization for a fixed annual fee.

ArcGIS for Home Use

For personal, noncommercial use, individuals can take advantage of the ArcGIS for Home Use program. For $100 per year, you get ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced and most of the desktop extensions.

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