what is ArcGIS

ArcGIS is a powerful GIS (Geographic Information System) Application for Mapping and manipulating Data. It is developed and maintained by ESRI.

It’s offers location based analytics to your Studies or Business practices. Gain greater insights using contextual tools to visualize and analyze your data.


ArcGIS was first released in 1999 and originally was released as ArcINFO. ArcINFO was later merge into Arc-GIS Desktop.

ArcGIS release

ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS Desktop offer for GIS professionals to create, analyze, manage, and share Geographic Information so decision makers can make intelligent, informed decisions.

ArcGIS Desktop Application

4 Application uses in ArcGIS: ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe and ArcScene, work together to provide a full spectrum of GIS capabilities.


ArcMap is a primary desktop applications for GIS professional It is a central application used in ArcGIS Desktop.


ArcGIS Catalog is used for managing the spatial data holdings and database designs, and for recording and viewing Metadata.


ArcGlobe service provides access to a 3D view of a globe, to create a globe service. Once you create the service, supported clients such as ArcGlobe, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcReader


ArcScene is a 3D visualization application that allows you to view your GIS data in three dimensions.

Applications of ArcGIS

Spatial Analysis & Data Science
Field Operations
Data Collection & Management
Create 3D Animation

Advantages of ArcGIS

Create, store, and manage Geospatial content.
Easily share data, maps, apps and other items.
Visualize the data, and web map application.