What do you like best?
There are no elements linked to the technological developments required by the GIS that are not present in ARCGIS. Within which we can mention. connection to databases, loading, administration, processing and analysis of data located online, interconnection with several users, loading of point clouds, elevation of structures, manipulation of raster data, loading of data platforms of other web software, topography of geoforms.
Export and import of vectors from CAD, coverage from and to other programs, any type of bitmap format, aerial photographs or satellite images, all can be displayed, manipulated and converted into information frames through ArcGIS.
ArcGIS enters the GIS world with the GeoDataBase format, a repository that suppresses the loss of information due to the loss or corruption of some component of the old base files, called the forms file.
It offers the possibility of analyzing the temporal evolution of the occupation of the urban territory, the analysis of rain flows, defining areas of slope or demarcation of basins through the processing of contour lines.
Generation of level curves by masses of points captured by the flight of a drone, within all the written I have not mentioned more than 20% of the options offered by the software.
What do you dislike?
The main problem that the user must deal with is presented in the acquisition of the license, defining if all the analytical tools are wanted or only some of them and in what range they are, since the costs vary according to the client's intention and the robustness of the system to be implemented. It is worth the cost, but if you do not have a good resource to invest, it is best to research the best option, in the same way, ESRI advisors will know how to tell you which best suits your need.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you have enough economic resources, you have defined the use that this powerful tool will give you, dare to acquire it, you also have the facility to test the program for a finite time, just in case you have doubts. The program is very friendly, aimed at people with little experience in the field. It is easy to use, but it is not necessary to neglect the rules and theories on which it rests
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
With ArcGIS I have solved several problems; first, errors in the topology that other programs do not correct and that generate a considerable error when performing surface calculations.
Another important point is the editing and configuration functions of a final map for printing, with ArcGIS saving two days of work, which invested in other software to achieve the desired quality and representation levels.
And finally, the management and standardization of processes through the model constructor, where I develop the links of the variables together with the processes, simulations and analysis methods that I wish to apply, having defined the models, I can apply it in similar studies in other areas. Space zones and the results will be obtained in a couple of minutes.