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What is Esri ArcGIS?

ArcGIS is a comprehensive suite of mapping and location intelligence tools and capabilities. ArcGIS can be deployed on local machines (ArcGIS Pro), on your remote or on-premises servers (ArcGIS Enterprise), or as SaaS hosted by Esri (ArcGIS Online). ArcGIS includes focused apps to deliver complete solutions for your business or organization. Along with software, Esri provides a comprehensive collection of data and content to geo-enrich your own data. ArcGIS also provides rich software development tools for you to configure and create your own mapping and location intelligence products.

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Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Esri ArcGIS connects maps, apps, data, and people so you can make smarter, faster decisions. It gives everyone in your organization the ability to discover, use, make, and share maps from any device, anywhere, anytime.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Esri offers the most powerful mapping and location intelligence capabilities in the world. Organizations of every size and industry use ArcGIS to make and share beautiful, data-rich maps to improve operational and business results. ArcGIS provides universal smart mapping capabilities that can be up and running quickly and when combined with location intelligence, helps organizations tell strategic stories and provide insights to improve their business performance. Esri offers services, training, and technical certifications to accelerate technology adoption, help organizations build a workforce skilled in applying best practices, and achieve the optimal return on their ArcGIS investment.


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Year Founded
1969
HQ Location
Redlands, CA
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Assistant Project Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Engineering Geologist
Civil Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Makes working with geospatial data and analysis manageable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Interface is extremely out of date and needs an modern update to make options easier to find Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geospatial analysis, 2D/3D modeling, map building, etc... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ArcGIS does include many comprehensive features that you may need - basemaps, plotting ability, analysis capability, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user face is extremely dated. Additionally, the features are not intuitive or easy to pick up. I would say that this software is not accessible by a new learner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ArcGIS to monitor geospatial clustering of disease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Data Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It produces nice maps. Now it can connect to ArcGIS online. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The technical barrier is high to use it. Also, the interface of the ArcGIS map is pretty outdated. Sometimes, it takes a long time to solve a simple issue. The FAQ section needs to be easier to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapping data. We're using ArcGIS for the majority of our mapping projects. Those include static maps for reports, our website, and also for our users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The vastness of tools available for analysing and managing data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The discontinuation of the product. The transition to Pro is eminent..... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Producing nationwide mapseries for the armed forces Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Most common GIS platform, easy to use. Many built in features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve, high cost and additional cost to use toolboxes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geographic mapping for mineral deposits. Benefits include easy to prepare and share maps among team members. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ArcGIS is a necessary software tool if you need to work with spatial data for analysis or presentation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to learn, not user friendly, and the GUI leads to slow work processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I make maps and analyze spatial data to provide efficient service to people Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love the ease in which I can pull maps and comps into one single executive summary report. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As an ESRI administrator, managing my licenses and user stats can be quite confusing especially with them always changing the platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to get very nice detailed summaries of info in order to present to our clients in an attempt to gain feedback on loans we wish to connect with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User interface, pop-up descriptions of tool icons Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Support in the past several years is less user friendly and accessible. It is not easy to find topics on the older software, and all efforts are directed toward on-line products. Our small rural county does not have resources to employ these products, and there are many, many users out here that are in the same situation. The very helpful forums are obsolete or hidden from access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is virtually the only GIS software available. Yes, there are many "free" applications, but industry-wide esri is it. Sharing data, results of analysis and peer support is easier when we are all using a compatible product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIS does solve problems and answer questions in a less costly manner. We have a limited number of users in our area and their workflow has been improved using desktop ESRI products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The capabilities include a vast range of everything one may think of in urban studies and planning. From real time information to data collection and management, the advanced mechanisms are truly impressive and informative. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At the same time, there are too many features for a beginning user to navigate. For example, if one simply needs an aerial image, for example, they could instead utilize simpler and free software such as Google Earth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Training for users must be done Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Presenting environmental details visually, and categorizing by topographical characteristics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

everything just works seamlessly and reliably Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

pricing is always sketchy and vague. They should be more upfront with costs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

making more AGOL licenses available Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

user interface is funcitonal and friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

slow updates and can laggy interface at times Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

force protection and dod mission use cases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The product is easy to learn and use even for beginners. There are wide variety of tools to address many different problems. It is the most widely used Geographic Information System software, hence there are several tutorials and help available online. The large user community is always there to back up questions you may have on different forums, apart from ESRI's own free training materials. Spatial analysis capabilities are top notch. ArcOnline is gaining popularity and the simplicity is attracting more users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cost - not practical from a developing countries' perspective and the high cost nullifies the benefits it provide, when compared to many open source GIS software available today. It is not the best when it comes to analysis satellite imagery. The software is also quite heavy, to run on a old machine with less RAM could be challenging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend to consider open source options first before using ArcGIS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Environmental management, disaster management, health and planning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

If you know this program well, you can do a lot with it - this includes simple map making to advanced spatial analyses. Lots of industries use this software, from Architecture and Urban Planning to the Police Department to UPS and Fedex. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The challenge is knowing how to use the software. The learning curve is quite steep to do simple tasks, and even steeper to do advanced tasks. Often times, staff will need to attend a training class or program to become comfortable enough to use this software on their own. The UX is also not very great, and not intuitive at all - same goes for designing a map once you've created it (often you'll need to export to Illustrator to pretty it up).

Warning - this program ONLY works on WINDOWS OS (not Mac). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Steep learning curve - make sure your staff is up to the challenge (or you have a budget to train them)! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to work in an urban planning consultancy - this was the best software on the market to do what we needed to do. I heard it was very expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Student
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Intuitive tools, great for beginners to use. Easy to understand interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a little slow for advanced computing and analysis. Python or other programming languages are slightly easier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are a lot of great research answers that emerge using this to target urban development problems, including problems of land identification, land suitability analysis, ability to identify regional hotspot, vacancy options, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It gets the job done and it is a transferable skill from many jobs. It can create incredibly precise analysis if deployed correctly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To use GIS, you need to take a class with Dana Tomlin to get it (lucky that I did). Also without the use of Arcpy, running complex tasks with Model Builder is awful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Open source please! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Need to create maps to visualize problems and solutions for my clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Video Replay Operator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to update maps with the latest information from our TV trucks, and integration with other ArcGIS installations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Challenges with integrating assets from other software because of the map standards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Enhance your Asset Register with GIS information that can be shared with many applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing location information of all our gravity lines, laterals, force mains, manholes etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I predominately use ArcMap and for my needs it serves as a great GIS for styling, querying and outputting of data.

The interface is clean and the range of tools is expansive and varied.

You are able to export to a variety of formats the most notable for me being an illustrator file (ai). It also keeps your layers which is a big plus for me.

ArcMap also works with MaPublisher which is a great tool for if you want to work with georeferenced data within Adobe Illustrator. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What annoys me the most about ArcGIS is its inability to handle large data sets. This is certainly an area I would like to see improved.

ArcMap is also unable to load, directly, all GIS data formats which means translation of your data is needed before you can use your data within ArcMap something which can cost money.

Of course the most notable dislike of ArcGIS is the cost ££££!!!!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be wary of what data formats you are using and what formats ArcMap can handle.

If you are complety new to ArcMap it can be quite painful digging through the many menus to locate the feature or function you are looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We most recently used ArcMap to create layer files (style files) for our customers to use with our data.

This means they could load our data into ArcMap and by simply attaching the layer file work with pre styled geographical data.

This saves our customers time and money Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

All the Analysis functions are fantastic. Business Analyst is great. I'm confident that the measurements are correct, and pleased that there are so many different functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The bugs. Such as having to restart the whole program in order to run BA demos if I have changed the layout. Or if all I'm dealing with is annotations, and each one takes 10 seconds to load or move. I do a lot of real maps and use the drawing tool for annotations a lot. I'm really sick of having to wait so long for moving a word or picture around. Also adding pictures and logos to the map can be either quick and easy, or slow and time consuming. The business I'm in needs things done faster, and I'm about to use another program for those sorts of jobs. My computer is new and has the proper specs. So it's not that. It's ESRI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use for analysis. To use for cartography is sometimes quick and easy, and sometimes painful if there is too much data on screen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating maps for commercial real estate brokers to sell properties. Comparable properties, Competition properties, using lots of logos and adding pictures - this function needs a re-vamp. Dot density, heat maps, site selection, A lot of simple cartography. Utilizing the simple mapping features with county parcel and zoning data quite a bit. Doing this for Minnesota properties and some in other states occasionally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a powerful GIS program with every feature you need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is the most buggy program I've ever used. Zero support for corporate users with IT firewalls. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use freeware when possible, this is a time hole. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creates maps for reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a powerful software allowing for analysis of great overlapping and proximity analyses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a buggy software that can often freeze up and has difficulty performing well between software versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving the problems of identifying areas in proximity of other specific features, displaying overlapping layers in geographic space. Allowing for documentation and replication of geoprocessing tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the valuable information that the program produces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the learning curve that it can have and the time it takes for a beginner to overcome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a landscape planner and ArcGIS is beneficial in regional planning analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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