ArcGIS Defense Mapping

ArcGIS Defense Mapping

Streamline GIS production

An extension for ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise

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Introducing ArcGIS Defense Mapping

ArcGIS Defense Mapping software streamlines geographic information system (GIS) production for defense mapping agencies and contractors to support mission-critical applications. Defense Mapping includes specialized capabilities to automate the production processes from beginning to end through standardization, repeatability, and configuration. This extension has tools for data collection and attribution, geodatabase maintenance, data validation, and production of standardized defense data and cartographic products. Defense Mapping provides the geodatabase models, topologies, business rules, cartographic rules, and map templates required for Topographic Map (TM), Multinational Geospatial Co-Production Program (MGCP) Topographic Map (MTM), Image City Map (ICM), and more.

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What can you do with ArcGIS Defense Mapping?

Consistent workflows

ArcGIS Defense Mapping provides task-based workflows, built using ArcGIS Workflow Manager, to work with authoritative defense schemas. Each workflow is designed as a simple, focused task to be performed by a single technician. This makes it easy for technicians to understand what work they are required to do.

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Automated generalization

ArcGIS Defense Mapping provides out-of-the-box generalization models to automate the creation of maps, charts, and data products at any scale based on the unique characteristics of different data themes. The models automate multi-scale mapping efforts to produce any output scale of data or cartographic product from a single best scale database.

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Cartographic production

ArcGIS Defense Mapping provides tools to help in the automation of defense map production and cartographic processes. These tools and processes allow users to efficiently create and manage the defense cartographic production of high-quality printed maps.

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Data maintenance and quality control

The ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension reduces the time needed to compile and maintain authoritative defense content. Efficiently perform database maintenance and quality control for data and map products and ensure consistency by capturing/distributing best practices throughout the organization.

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Production management

Defense Mapping for ArcGIS Server provides an ArcGIS Enterprise portal application that gives managers insight into the status of the work within their organization. Quickly identify work that is at risk, reassign or reprioritize work, and create new work—all within a simple, easy-to-use web application.

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How ArcGIS Defense Mapping works

Enable defense and intelligence organizations to effectively leverage geospatial data to support operational planning, decision-making, and mission execution.


Efficiently capture and manage defense business rules and domain knowledge within repeatable workflows.

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With streamlined tools and workflows, ArcGIS Defense Mapping, enables the efficient creation, maintenance, and review of authoritative and reliable defense content at every stage of the production process.

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Seamlessly share authoritative defense data and products across the ArcGIS system, ensuring efficient dissemination and accessibility.

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Maximize your ArcGIS investment

ArcGIS Defense Mapping is built on 25 years of production experience and offers a modern, centralized environment that transforms your map production.

ArcGIS Data Reviewer

ArcGIS Data Reviewer

Ensure that your data is accurate and fit for its intended purpose by using the data review component of the ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension.

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ArcGIS Workflow Manager

ArcGIS Workflow Manager

Allocate resources and track the status of the project by using the workflow management component of the ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension.

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ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro

Take advantage of data visualization, advanced analysis, and much more with ArcGIS Pro, a next generation desktop GIS.

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ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise

Power your location intelligence by organizing and sharing your work on any device, from anywhere, at any time.

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