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Extensions for ArcGIS

ArcGIS Extensions is a core feature in ArcGIS Software. You can can’t perform multiple tasks except this all extensions.

ArcGIS extensions helps to, perform GIS analysis, applications, services, and other geographic information. Some extensions enhance general analysis and productivity, and others provide solutions for specific industries.

Portal for ArcGIS is an extensions to ArcGIS Server that allows you to share maps, applications, services, and other geographic information.

Enabling Extensions in ArcGIS

To Enable or Disable extensions, Click Customize on the Main toolbar and select Extensions.

Here you can see the selection of extensions available depending on your ArcGIS Software license.

The Extensions dialog box are open, see list of extensions. Click the check box to enable it, and also disable, Click close button to close dialog box.

ArcGIS Extensions

Overview of ArcGIS Extensions

  • 3D Analyst
  • ArcScan
  • Geostatistical Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Schematics
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Tracking Analyst
  • Data Interoperability
  • Data Reviewer
  • Workflow Manager (Classic)
ExtensionsDescription
3D AnalystArcGIS 3D Analyst extension to be a fully functioning of 3D GIS system. It allows you to view, manage, analyze, and share your 3D GIS data. View global 3D GIS data using ArcGlobe, or view site-level data in a local coordinate system using ArcScene.
Geostatistical AnalystThe Geostatistical Analyst provides tools for analyzing and mapping continuous datasets and surface generation. Exploratory spatial data analysis tools provide insights about data distribution, global and local outliers, global trends. Also it’s offer spatial autocorrelation, and variation among multiple datasets.
Network AnalystPerform advanced routing and network analysis supporting- Drive-time analysis, Point-to-point routing, Route directions, S ervice area define, Shortest path analysis, Closest facility analysis, Origin destination analysis, Gravity or Huff models, etc.
ArcGIS SchematicsGenerate, visualize, and manipulate diagrams from network data coming from a geodatabase or any data that has explicit attributes showing connectivity. Use a number of schematic representations: Geographic, Geoschematic, and schematic. Generate schematics from complex networks, Visualize both logical and physical connectivity. Evaluate network forecast and planning. Visualize nonspatial, connected data, and more.
Spatial AnalystSpatial Analyst extension of powerful raster modeling and analysis features allow to create, query, map, and analyze raster data. Arc GIS Spatial Analyst extension also allows integrated raster and vector analysis and adds more than 170 tools to the ArcGIS Geoprocessing framework.
Tracking AnalystTracking Analyst supports network connections to Global Positioning System (GPS) units and other tracking and monitoring devices, so you can map your data in real time. Analyze patterns in temporal data by creating data clocks. Create and apply actions on temporal data, and also create animations of your data using the Tracking Analyst Animation tool. View tracking data in 3D using ArcGlobe.
ArcGIS Data InteroperabilityGIS data can be delivered in a variety of formats. For ex; data sources, such as advanced computer-aided design (CAD) datasets with extended entity attributes, MapInfo datasets, Intergraph GeoMedia datasets, and various GML files, can be accessed, displayed, and used directly in Arc GIS. Arc GIS Data Interoperability extension is a separate setup available on the Arc GIS Desktop media.
ArcGIS Data ReviewerAnalyze and validate data that allow to check for both spatial and attribution conditions. Additionally, also be sample data, validate metadata values against a schema, and check valency on network features. The results of the analysis or validation are stored in a table, where you can update the correction or verification status.
ArcScan for ArcGISPerform raster to vector conversion tasks on scanned documents, including raster editing, raster snapping, manual raster tracing, and vectorization.
ArcGIS PublisherPublish data, maps, and globes authored using ArcGIS Desktop, with ArcMap and ArcGlobe. Author interactive maps and globes, publish them with Arc GIS Publisher, and share them via ArcReader.

3D Analyst Extension

The 3D Analyst toolbar allows only ArcMap and ArcScene, and the 3D View Tools and Globe View Tools toolbars allow only ArcCatalog.

Enabling 3D Analyst extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check 3D Analyst to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the 3D Analyst toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select 3D Analyst.

ArcMap 3D Analyst toolbar
ArcMap 3D Analyst toolbar
  1. 3D Analyst Options
  2. 3D Analyst Layer
  3. Create Contours
  4. Create Steepest Path
  5. Create Line of Sight
  6. Interpolate Point
  7. Interpolate Line
  8. Interpolate Polygon
  9. Create Profiles
  10. Open ArcScene
  11. Open ArcGlobe

3D Analyst Geoprocessing tools

ArcGIS 3D Analyst Geoprocessing tools are categorized into toolsets depending on the task type and the desired input or output feature class. It can be perform multiple tasks, like; TINs, Rasters, Terrain surfaces, and more.

3D Analyst Geoprocessing tools

ArcScan Extension

The ArcScan toolbar helps you to convert scanned images into vector-based feature layers. It’s allow Vectorization can be performed by interactive tracing raster cells or automatically vector tracing.

Enabling ArcScan extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check ArcScan to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the ArcScan toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select ArcScan.

ArcScan toolbar
ArcScan toolbar
  1. ArcScan Raster Layer
  2. Vectorization Settings
  3. Generate Feature Inside Area
  4. Vectorization Trace
  5. Vectorization Trace between Points
  6. Shape Recognition
  7. Raster Cleanup
  8. Cell Selection
  9. Select Connected Cell
  10. Find Connected Cell Area
  11. Find Diagonal of the Envelope of Connected Cell
  12. Raster Line Width
  13. Raster SnappingGeostatistical Analyst Options

Geostatistical Analyst Extension

The Geostatistical Analyst extension provides the capability for surface modeling using deterministic and geostatistical methods.

Enabling Geostatistical Analyst extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Geostatistical Analyst to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Geostatistical Analyst toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Geostatistical Analyst.

ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst Toolbar
Geostatistical Analyst Toolbar
  1. Geostatistical Analyst Options
  2. Geostatistical Wizard

Network Analyst Extension

The Network Analyst extension helps you to transport analysis, like finding the Best Route, Calculating Service Areas, Closest Facility, and more.

Enabling Network Analyst extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Network Analyst to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Network Analyst toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Network Analyst.

ArcGIS Network Analyst Toolbar
Network Analyst Toolbar
  1. Network Analyst Options
  2. Network Analyst Window
  3. Create Network Location Tool
  4. Select/Move Network Location Tool
  5. Solve
  6. Directions
  7. Active Network Dataset
  8. Network Identify Tool
  9. Build Network Dataset

The Network Analyst geoprocessing tools to perform network analysis and work with network datasets and turn features.

Network Analyst geoprocessing tools

Publisher Extension

Enabling Publisher extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Publisher to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Publisher toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Publisher .

ArcGIS Publisher Toolbar
Publisher Toolbar
  1. Publisher Options
  2. Publish Map
  3. Create Data Package
  4. Import ArcReader Markup
  5. Choose ArcReader Markup Tag
  6. Previous ArcReader Markup
  7. Next ArcReader Markup
  8. Delete ArcReader Markup

Schematics Extension

Enabling Schematics extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Schematics to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Schematics toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Schematics.

ArcGIS Schematics Toolbar
Schematics Toolbar
  1. Schematic Options
  2. Open Schematic Diagram
  3. Generate New Schematic Diagram
  4. Active Diagram
  5. Decrease Symbol Sizes
  6. Increase Symbol Sizes
  7. Decrease Label Sizes
  8. Increase Label Sizes
  9. Propagate Schematic Selection to Map
  10. Propagate Map Selection to Schematic

The Schematics geoprocessing tools to perform create and update diagram, and convert diagram to features.

 Schematics geoprocessing tools

Spatial Analyst Extension

Enabling Spatial Analyst extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Spatial Analyst to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Spatial Analyst toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Spatial Analyst.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Toolbar
Spatial Analyst Toolbar
  1. Spatial Analyst Layer
  2. Create Contour
  3. Create Histogram

Spatial Analyst provides over 180 geoprocessing tools into 20 toolsets to perform spatial analysis operations.

Spatial Analyst tools

Tracking Analyst Extension

Enabling Tracking Analyst extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Tracking Analyst to enable it and close the dialog box.

Enabling the Tracking Analyst toolbars, Click Customize menu, Point to Toolbars, select Tracking Analyst.

ArcGIS Tracking Analyst Toolbar
Tracking Analyst Toolbar
  1. Tracking Analyst Options
  2. Add Temporal Data Wizard
  3. Playback Manager
  4. Track Manager
  5. Tracking Services Monitor

The Tracking Analyst tools helps you to create Tracking Layer and designed for mapping objects that move or change status through time.

Tracking Analyst tools

Data Interoperability Extension

Enabling Data Interoperability extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Data Interoperability to enable it and close the dialog box.

Data Reviewer Extension

Enabling Data Reviewer extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Data Reviewer to enable it and close the dialog box.

Workflow Manager (Classic) Extension

Enabling Workflow Manager extension, Click the Customize menu, and select Extensions. In the Extensions dialog box, Check Workflow Manager to enable it and close the dialog box.

Overview of ArcGIS Pro Extensions

Advanced Analysis Extensions

ExtensionsDescription
3D AnalystThe 3D Analyst extension provides tools to create and analyze surfaces and other 3D data. You can manage Lidar data, evaluate the geometric properties of 3D features, and use TINs as an elevation source.
Business AnalystThe Business Analyst extension provides tools to perform GIS operations fundamental to market analysis. You can perform demographic reporting, review customer and competitor distributions, identify key trade areas, and visualize data variables.
Geostatistical AnalystThe Geostatistical Analyst extension provides tools for advanced surface modeling and data exploration. You can create interpolation models with a variety of statistical techniques in order to identify trends, spatial variation, clustering, and more.
Image AnalystThe Image Analyst extension provides tools for the visualization, measurement, and analysis of image data. You can perform image classification, and analyze image data using a variety of image processing tools and functions.
Network AnalystThe Network Analyst extension provides transportation network-based analysis tools for solving complex routing problems. It uses a configurable utility network or transportation network data model.
Spatial AnalystThe Spatial Analyst extension provides tools for creating and integrated analysis of raster and vector data. You can derive surfaces, such as slope and aspect, from digital elevation models.

Data and Workflows Extensions

ExtensionsDescription
Data InteroperabilityThe Data Interoperability extension is an extract, transform, load (ETL) toolset for spatial and nonspatial data. The extension allows ArcGIS Pro to import, use, and export hundreds of file, database, and web data formats. Also, you can create custom spatial data formats based on built-in formats and transformers.
Data ReviewerThe Data Reviewer extension provides tools to automate and simplify your data quality control process. You can review your data for errors through automated or visual means, and centrally manage correction and verification procedures.
IndoorsThe Indoors extension allows you to configure data and maps that are used by the following applications: Indoor Viewer, ArcGIS Indoors for iOS, and ArcGIS Indoors for Android.
LocateXTThe LocateXT extension provides tools to extract geographic coordinates, place-names, and other location-based data from unstructured text and convert the information to a point feature class.
ParcelsParcel fabrics provide a comprehensive framework for managing, editing, and sharing parcel data in multiuser and single-user environments.
PublisherThe Publisher extension allows you to share mobile map packages directly with Explorer for ArcGIS mobile app users. Users can open the map package and use the map without signing in to ArcGIS Online.
StreetMap PremiumArcGIS StreetMap Premium extension provides enriched street data for multiscale cartographic mapping, accurate geocoding, and optimized network analysis, including routing and driving directions.
Territory DesignThe Territory Design extension provides tools to build, edit, balance, and maintain territories for point and polygon datasets. You can automatically create, balance, and edit sales regions, service areas, or franchise zones.
Workflow ManagerThe Workflow Manager extension is the desktop component of the service-based architecture It is allows you to create seamless, end-to-end workflows across desktop, web, and mobile platforms.
Workflow Manager (Classic)ArcGIS Manager Classic is the traditional version of Workflow Manager that helps you standardize, manage, and track GIS work. You can represent complex processes as step-based workflows, and track and report job progress at each stage of the workflow.

Industry related Extensions

ExtensionsDescription
Aviation AirportsThe Aviation Airports extension provides tools to help ensure that operational data meets airport regulatory requirements. It’s includes automated import and export between geodatabase feature classes and shapefiles.
Aviation ChartingThe Aviation Charting extension provides tools to create navigational products for aviation, efficiently manage aviation data, and comply with regulatory standards in an enterprise environment.
Defense MappingThe Defense Mapping extension provides tools for specialized data collection and attribution, geodatabase maintenance, and data validation.
MaritimeThe Maritime extension provides tools to manage hydrographic information. You can create, import, symbolize, manage, and store S-100 vector-based products.
Pipeline ReferencingThe Pipeline Referencing extension provides tools for building and maintaining a linear referencing system (LRS) network for pipelines. The extension offers a predefined data model and also allows you to define your own data model.
Production MappingThe Production Mapping extension provides tools to standardize and streamline GIS workflows across your enterprise in the areas of topographic map production, geographic feature collection, and data management.
Roads and HighwaysArcGIS Roads and Highways provides tools to visualize and maintain roadway LRS networks and associated event data.

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