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What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS is a comprehensive geospatial platform for professionals and organizations. It is the leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. Built by Esri, ArcGIS integrates and connects data through the context of geography. It provides world-leading capabilities for creating, managing, analyzing, mapping, and sharing all types of data. Organizations that use ArcGIS to understand and analyze their data in geographic context have a distinct advantage and decision-making edge.

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ArcGIS supports essential business and government operations

These are some of the most prevalent ways organizations apply ArcGIS to return tangible value.


Explore how organizations are innovating with ArcGIS

Leading organizations in virtually every field use ArcGIS to solve complex problems across operations. Find out how ArcGIS is being used across industries.

Asset and network management

Vodafone map ‘experiment’ set for enterprise adoption

Driven by curiosity and a desire to innovate, Vodafone engineers created a geospatial digital twin of its Britain cellular network using ArcGIS technology. They discovered that the solution enabled virtual site visits, enhanced capacity planning, and created many other operational efficiencies. Vodafone now plans to roll out ArcGIS-powered digital twins in 12 markets across Europe.

A digital twin of an aerial view of London, England, showing the River Thames, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben.

Policy and transparency

Montana ensures equitable distribution of funds

With $900 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to spend strategically, Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation turned to ArcGIS. Maps and dashboards added transparency to the distribution of economic stimulus funds, showing where projects had been selected across the state. This ensured funds were equitably divided and helped simplify the complex proposal process for grant applicants.

A dashboard shows a map of city and town planned infrastructure projects with a wide distribution across the state of Montana, as well as statistics for Beaverhead County.

Urban planning and development

Vienna designs a city within a city

In one of Europe’s largest urban development projects, Vienna is transforming a derelict airfield into aspern Seestadt—one of Europe’s most dynamic planned communities and a test bed for smart city initiatives. As aspern Seestadt takes shape, ArcGIS has become a powerful integrated tool for planners and architects, providing a common virtual meeting space for project-related data. Maps and dashboards facilitate collaboration among public and private partners. A 3D geospatial digital twin helps measure progress and explore future scenarios to enhance sustainability.

Screenshot courtesy of Wien3420 showing a 3D map of buildings in aspern Seestadt and a readout of total embodied CO2 emissions to measure building performance and efficiency.

Natural resource management

Organic Valley optimizes pastures for sustainable dairy

Organic Valley, the largest farmer-owned organic cooperative in the US, uses custom maps and satellite imagery to improve grazing management and pasture health for their cows. A combination of ArcGIS tools and satellite imagery provides farmers with accurate pasture condition reports. The reports are highly automated and include information on paddock health, available biomass, and grazing recommendations. ArcGIS helps the co-op optimize milk production and promote environmental stewardship in organic dairy farming.

Image courtesy of Organic Valley shows an aerial view of pastureland, overlaid with colorful layers that quantify vegetation health, with the healthiest plants shown in green and plants experiencing stress and disease in red.

Risk analytics and mitigation

Marriott builds a Risk Atlas for safer travels

Marriott International, a hotel brand operating in 139 countries with almost 8,700 properties, relies on a comprehensive risk assessment tool known as Risk Atlas for guest safety. Built with ArcGIS, Risk Atlas analyzes data from diverse sources like news reports, social media chatter, and meteorological information to evaluate threat levels by location. The map format makes it easy to share data across the enterprise, from real estate teams to security managers. Reliable alerts enable Marriott to make informed decisions to protect guests and assets, ensuring business continuity.

A map of color-coded flood risks, part of a climate risk assessment

Transportation and logistics

FedEx manages maintenance on its global fleet of airplanes

To keep hundreds of FedEx planes flying, the right repair parts must be in the right place at the right time. ArcGIS is integrated with the FedEx maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) system, delivering timely intelligence about where planes, parts, and mechanics are, so repairs don’t lead to costly breakdowns and delays. Executives, pilots, mechanics, and flight planners can view global dashboards with real-time information on plane schedules and performance. ArcGIS empowers the FedEx team to maintain airplane health and availability, ultimately ensuring the on-time deliveries customers expect.

Map of the globe showing dots and airplane-shaped icons in different colors, with a bar displayed at the bottom showing 5 time zones

Geography-driven capabilities offer unique advantages

ArcGIS provides capabilities for elevating business practices with geographic context. Capabilities, data, and tools work together within ArcGIS to form insight-generating, problem-solving systems.

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Esri provides customer benefits beyond technology

Access to ArcGIS includes much more than GIS software solutions and services. It connects organizations to Esri’s world-class support, training, and community.


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