ArcGIS Explorer

ESRI's newest release of ArcGIS Explorer became available for free download last Friday. This is a GIS visualisation tool that connects directly to a variety of ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers and enables users to add their own map services or local data. It can also be extended with users' existing geoprocessing tools. ArcGIS Explorer is designed to work directly with maps and layers authored using ArcGIS Desktop and published via ArcGIS Server or shared using layer packages.     ArcGIS Explorer now has an intuitive and easy-to-use ribbon interface, giving users the ability to manage and organise tools... (read more)
2009-08-17 02:21:21

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Tighter with ArcGIS Online

The most recent ArcGIS Explorer Desktop release includes new features and enhancements to make it a more powerful tool in an enterprise GIS, including content sharing via ArcGIS Online, tabular information display, and new presentation tools. ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that enables the exploration and visualisation of GIS information. The new version of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop allows users to upload GIS content directly to ArcGIS Online accounts, where anyone with Internet access can see it. Integrating ArcGIS Explorer with ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS, Esri's on-premises cloud, expands its support for role assignment, creation of... (read more)
2013-02-19 10:00:24

MapSpeller for ArcGIS

Edgetech America, Inc. (USA) has released a novel, spatially-smart spell checker for ArcGIS Desktop users. Before printing, MapSpeller quickly checks for, suggests corrections to, and corrects spelling errors in and around GIS maps using patent-pending processes.   The MapSpeller toolbar is delivered as an ArcGIS extension and is available for purchase in the USA. The introductory pricing has been set between $80 and $150, depending on quantity. Prospective buyers are invited to try out the software before purchasing with a free 30-day evaluation keycode. Future versions of MapSpeller are expected to include multi-lingual capabilities for international users. (read more)
2007-06-15 02:30:35

ArcGIS Server Geoportal Extension

The 9.3.1 version of the ArcGIS Server Geoportal extension (formerly the GIS Portal Toolkit) is available. At 9.3.1, the Geoportal extension improves efficiency and collaboration with enhancements for discovering and publishing GIS resources and integrating a geoportal with enterprise systems.     Organisations can use this extension to create geoportals that allow them to manage geospatial data and publish the locations and descriptions of their geospatial resources to the Internet or an intranet. Visitors to a geoportal can easily search, discover, and connect to geographic information system (GIS) resources registered with the geoportal and integrate them into their own projects,... (read more)
2009-07-13 03:08:49

ArcGIS Earth 1.0 Available

ArcGIS Earth 1.0 is now available from Esri. ArcGIS Earth is an interactive globe viewer that helps to explore any part of the world and work with 3D and 2D map data including KML. This lightweight desktop app was built specifically for users who need a user-friendly, consistent experience for browsing enterprise map data, quickly viewing files and communicating spatial information. This release is the first, fully supported production release of the newest 3D product in the Esri ArcGIS platform. Earth will now begin a regular update cycle and Esri welcomes feedback as the basis for further improvements. Own content Any... (read more)
2016-01-18 11:55:57

ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2

ESRI (CA, USA) has released the latest version of ArcGIS Survey Analyst with Cadastral Editor with new parcel editing tools. The application's new capabilities enable users to record and maintain survey data and continuous parcel layers as elements that are part of an integrated dataset and data model, called the cadastral fabric. ArcGIS Survey Analyst enables surveyors and GIS professionals to create and maintain survey and cadastral data in ArcGIS. With this application surveyors can centrally locate, process, and manage their data, enabling them to work more efficiently. GIS professionals use ArcGIS Survey Analyst to manage and continually enhance the... (read more)
2007-08-03 02:33:13


Esri has released ArcGIS for INSPIRE, a product developed to meet the data, services, and metadata requirements of the European Union-mandated Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE). Organisations can use ArcGIS for INSPIRE to achieve the technical requirements necessary to meet this directive and create shareable geospatial information and services to make better decisions across Europe.     "ArcGIS for INSPIRE supports the workflows, as well as the data management, dissemination, and integrity, that are required by INSPIRE," says Roberto Lucchi, ArcGIS for INSPIRE product manager, Esri. "This is a complete technical solution that can be used by all... (read more)
2011-05-05 02:52:57

MapAgile for ArcGIS

NMT Corporation (WI, ISA) has introduced MapAgile for ArcGIS, which was designed to provide greater ease of use in navigating and displaying data presented in applications based on ArcGIS Engine and ArcMap. MapAgile is a set of configurable tools incorporated as a plug-in to applications based on ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Engine. The tools provide greater flexibility and ease-of-use for accessing and querying data displayed by either application. The MapAgile tools include: Selectors: Allow you to quickly and easily center and highlight map objects such as poles, valves, parcel numbers or taxpayer names by picking them from pre-populated lists. Selectors... (read more)
2006-05-16 12:00:00

ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap

Esri has released a new, no-cost add-on for ArcGIS 10 that allows ArcGIS users to contribute data, using the editing capabilities of ArcGIS Desktop, to OpenStreetMap. Volunteered geographic information (VGI), such as that available from OpenStreetMap, is playing an increasingly significant role in emergency response during crises like the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. With this free and open source tool, ArcGIS Desktop users will be able to more easily contribute to the growing OpenStreetMap community.The add-on allows ArcGIS users to download data from OpenStreetMap, store it locally in a geodatabase, and use the advanced editing environment... (read more)
2010-07-13 08:55:24

RaveGeo for ArcGIS

Idevio (Sweden) has made RaveGeo available for ArcGIS as an installable plug-in. RaveGeo is a product for compression and streaming of multi-resolution vector maps, enabling real-time viewing, analysing and processing of geographic objects. This is especially beneficial for spreading information from large vector databases within an intranet or over the internet. RaveGeo is available for ArcGIS products version 8.3 and higher. It also works with ArcIMS and with ArcGIS Engine for embedded GIS. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00
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