Overview

  1. 3D Analyst: Analyze your data in a realistic perspective.
  2. Geostatistical Analyst: Use advanced statistical tools to investigate your data.
  3. Network Analyst: Perform sophisticated routing, closest facility, and service area analysis.
  4. Schematics: Represent and understand your networks to shorten decision cycles.
  5. Spatial Analyst: Derive answers from your data using advanced spatial analysis.
  6. Tracking Analyst: Reveal and analyze time-based patterns and trends in your data.
  7. Data Interoperability: Eliminate barriers to data use and distribution
  8. Data Reviewer: Automate, simplify, and improve data quality control management.
  9. Publisher: Freely share your maps and data with a wide range of users.
  10. Workflow Manager: Better manage GIS tasks and resources.
  11. ArcScan: Increase efficiency and speed up raster-to-vector data conversion time.
  12. Maplex: Create maps that communicate more clearly with automatically positioned text and labels.

3D Analyst
ArcGIS 3D Analyst provides advanced visualization, analysis, and surface generation tools. Using ArcGIS 3D Analyst, you can view large sets of data in three dimensions from multiple viewpoints, query a surface, and create a realistic perspective image that drapes raster and vector data over a surface.

With ArcGIS 3D Analyst, you can:

  • Analyze terrain data to determine what can be seen from different observation points.
  • Model subsurface features such as wells, mines, groundwater, and underground networks and facilities.
  • View and analyze impact zones from blasts and military threats.
  • Determine optimum facility placement or resource location.
  • Share 3D views, animations, and analyses with stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Create a 3D virtual city to support planning and maintenance.

Who Benefits from 3D GIS

  • A 3D perspective creates a realistic simulation of a project, environment, or critical situation to help a variety of clients plan and prepare for and proactively mitigate potential issues.
  • City planners and developers can visualize the impact of proposed projects and share insights with community stakeholders.
  • Mining and geoscientists can examine subsurface structures and calculate volumes.
  • Facility managers can create and maintain building, infrastructure, and utility networks.
  • Civil engineers can perform line-of-sight and shadow analyses for buildings, cell towers, and utility infrastructure.
  • Police and security personnel gain more complete situational awareness.
  • Military personnel can perform realistic mission and flight path analyses of potential threats.

Geostatistical Analyst
ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst provides a suite of statistical models and tools for spatial data exploration and surface generation. Using ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, you can create a statistically valid prediction surface, along with prediction uncertainties, from a limited number of data measurements.

With ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, you can:

  • Explore data variability and spatial relationships, look for unusual data values, and examine global and local trends.
  • Utilize multivariate analysis to create optimal statistical models to produce reliable maps of predictions, prediction errors, quantiles, and probabilities for improved decision making.
  • Modify model parameters interactively or automatically optimize them using cross validation.
  • Determine optimal locations to create or update a monitoring network.
  • Prepare for worst-case scenarios by simulating many possible realizations of an environmental process.

ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst helps you examine real-world issues in:

  • Atmospheric data analysis.
  • Petroleum and mining exploration.
  • Environmental analysis.
  • Precision agriculture.
  • Fish and wildlife studies.

ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst enables you to take advantage of these tools and techniques in an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) and as web services.

Network Analyst
ArcGIS Network Analyst provides network-based spatial analysis, such as routing, fleet routing, travel directions, closest facility, service area, and location-allocation. Using ArcGIS Network Analyst, you can dynamically model realistic network conditions, including one-way streets, turn and height restrictions, speed limits, and variable travel speeds based on traffic. You can easily build networks from your GIS data by using a sophisticated network data model.

With ArcGIS Network Analyst, you can:

  • Find shortest routes.
  • Produce the most efficient routes for a fleet of vehicles that must visit many locations.
  • Use time windows to limit when vehicles can arrive at locations.Locate closest facilities.
  • Determine optimal locations for facilities by performing a location-allocation analysis.
  • Define service areas based on travel time or distance.
  • Create a network using your existing GIS data.Generate a matrix of network travel costs from each origin to all destinations.

Schematics
ArcGIS Schematics is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop that allows rapid checking of network connectivity. It lets you quickly understand network architecture and shortens the decision-making cycle by presenting synthetic and focused views of the network.

ArcGIS Schematics gives organizations a demonstrable return on investment in diagram generation (automatic generation versus computer-aided design).

With ArcGIS Schematics, you can:

  • Automatically generate schematics from complex networks.
  • Check network connectivity.
  • Perform quality control of network data.
  • Optimize network design and analysis.
  • Evaluate network forecast and planning(modeling, simulation, comparative analysis).
  • Dynamically interact with GIS through a schematic view.
  • Perform commercial and market analyses.
  • Model social networks, generate flowcharts, and manage interdependencies.

These are just a few of the ways ArcGIS Schematics can help your organization. Read customer success stories to see how people are using ArcGIS Schematics to gain a better understanding of how their networks are organized and help accelerate their decision-making cycles.

Spatial Analyst
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst provides a range of spatial modeling and analysis tools. Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, you can:

  • Create, query, map, and analyze cell-based raster data.
  • Perform integrated raster/vector analysis.
  • Derive new information from existing data.
  • Query information across multiple data layers.
  • Fully integrate cell-based raster data with traditional vector data sources.

Integrated with the geoprocessing framework, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst offers easy access to numerous functions in ModelBuilder, a graphic modeling tool.

With ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools, you can:

  • Find suitable locations.
  • Calculate the accumulated cost of traveling from one point to another.
  • Perform land-use analysis.
  • Predict fire risk.
  • Analyze transportation corridors.
  • Determine pollution levels.
  • Perform crop yield analysis.
  • Determine erosion potential.
  • Perform demographic analysis.
  • Conduct risk assessments.
  • Model and visualize crime patterns.

Tracking Analyst
ArcGIS Tracking Analyst is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop that enables you to create time series visualizations so you can analyze information relative to time and location. Out of a collection of specified random data, ArcGIS Tracking Analyst creates a visible path, or track, showing movement through space and time of the phenomena you’re analyzing. You’ll be able to view complex time series and spatial patterns in an integrated ArcGIS system.

With ArcGIS Tracking Analyst, you can:

  • Visualize change over time.
  • Symbolize the age of data by color, size, or shape.
  • Group and symbolize data by entity or track.
  • Interactively play back time-based data.
  • Analyze historical or real-time data.
  • Create animation files for AVI output.

Subscribe to Real-Time Data
When ArcGIS Tracking Analyst is used in conjunction with Tracking Server, you can track changes in your data as they happen. You can subscribe to real-time data over the Internet from GPS and custom data feeds to support.

  • Fleet management and vehicle tracking
  • Sensor network monitoring
  • Emergency response
  • Resource management

Data Interoperability
ArcGIS Data Interoperability eliminates barriers to data sharing by providing state-of-the-art direct data access; data translation tools; and the ability to build complex spatial extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes. ArcGIS Data Interoperability allows you to use any standard GIS data, regardless of format, within the ArcGIS for Desktop environment for mapping, visualization, and analysis. The Workbench application, included with the extension, enables you to build complex spatial ETL tools for data validation, migration, and distribution.

With ArcGIS Data Interoperability, you can:

  • Directly read more than 100 spatial data formats, including GML, XML, WFS, Autodesk, DWG/DXF, MicroStation Design, MapInfo, MID/MIF and TAB, Oracle and Oracle Spatial, and Intergraph GeoMedia Warehouse, and export to more than 70 spatial data formats.
  • Perform automated conversion between source and destination formats.
  • Create, manipulate, and convert geometry and attributes using spatial ETL tools built with the Workbench application.
  • Enjoy full integration with the ArcGIS geoprocessing environment including the ModelBuilder framework

Who Benefits from ArcGIS Data Interoperability

  • Government agencies responsible for

* Delivering data
* Sharing information across departments
* Distributing data and maps to the public

  • GIS service providers
  • Engineering and integration consultants
  • Data publishers and conversion companies
  • GIS data portals/clearinghouses
  • Utility companies accepting data from contractors
  • Enterprise organizations with multiple database GIS technologies

Data Reviewer
ArcGIS Data Reviewer (formerly GIS Data ReViewer) is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop that provides a complete system to automate and simplify your data quality control (QC) process. Data Reviewer lets you centrally manage the error QC lifecycle process—finding, correcting, and verifying errors—thereby eliminating any paper trail associated with traditional QC processes.

ArcGIS Data Reviewer provides a variety of automated checks that can immediately improve your data integrity such as spatial, attribute, topology, connectivity, database validation, and z-value, that users from any industry can easily configure and run on their data.

With ArcGIS Data Reviewer, you can:

  • Automate and simplify your QC process using out-of-the-box, user-configurable checks.
  • Access preconfigured batch jobs specific to your industry via the Esri Resource Center.
  • Track who reviewed and corrected your data and when by automatically capturing user information and a date/time stamp.
  • Streamline the error correction workflow across the organization by storing error properties in a centralized location.
  • Implement a consistent, organization-wide data review process by sharing batch jobs between teams or with contractors.
  • Create your own data review process by building additional checks specific to your organization.
  • Free up resources by scheduling data checks to run at specified dates and times-often when staff are away.
  • Ensure that changes to versions are correct before reconciling and posting to the parent or master version.

Publisher
ArcGIS Publisher lets you easily share and distribute your GIS maps, globes, and data with anyone. Using ArcGIS Publisher, you can convert ArcGIS map and globe documents to published map files (PMFs) that are viewable with ArcReader, a free application.

PMFs contain instructions about the location and symbology of data layers so you can securely share dynamic electronic maps locally, over networks, or via the Internet. ArcGIS Publisher also enables you to easily package PMFs together with their data, if desired.

With ArcGIS Publisher, you can:

  • Easily provide interactive maps and 3D globes to your users.
  • Protect your maps and data from inappropriate use.
  • Create rich, interactive maps that meet your users’ needs.
  • Provide efficient and controlled access to enterprise GIS data.
  • Easily package the required data and maps for distribution.
  • Build custom viewers for your maps.

ArcGIS Publisher appeals to a wide range of clients including:

  • Organizations that need to distribute maps within their companies
  • Data providers that want to distribute preauthored maps with their data
  • Government agencies that need to distribute data and maps to the public
  • GIS programmers who want to build custom map viewers

Workflow Manager
ArcGIS Workflow Manager (formerly Job Tracking for ArcGIS [JTX]) is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server that lets organizations develop and enforce standard, repeatable GIS workflows across the enterprise.

Workflow Manager greatly improves the efficiency of GIS operations by organizing and automating the relationships between the activities in a GIS project, including any non-GIS activities that are required. Workflow creation and management is centralized to ensure consistency across operations within the organization as well as with contractors.

With ArcGIS Workflow Manager, you can:

  • Improve user productivity by automating common activities such as geoprocessing and version management and reducing repetition of production procedures.
  • Ensure standardization and consistency across operations by quickly creating workflows using simple visual tools and centralizing workflow management.
  • Automate and simplify workflow management using out-of-the-box, user-configurable tools.
  • Easily trackworkflow status using reports.
  • Integrate your GIS and other business applications by seamlessly incorporating non-GIS activities into your GIS workflows.
  • Efficiently manage a dispersed workforce and assign activities by geography.

ArcScan
ArcScan for ArcGIS provides a powerful and easy-to-use set of tools for raster-to-vector data conversion. With ArcScan for ArcGIS, you can create line and/or polygon vector features directly from raster images by interactively tracing the images. ArcScan for ArcGIS also offers batch vectorization capabilities to create vector features from a selected area or the entire image. Simple raster editing tools allow you to erase or fill in areas of the raster prior to performing batch conversion to increase efficiency and minimize postprocessing.

With ArcScan for ArcGIS, you can:

  • Create shapefile or geodatabase line and polygon features directly from raster images.
  • Perform interactive or batch mode raster-to-vector data conversion.
  • Clean up unwanted parts of a raster image prior to batch vectorization.
  • Use raster snapping capabilities to make interactive tracing more accurate and efficient.
  • Select groups of raster cells by querying for connected areas.

ArcScan for ArcGIS appeals to a wide range of organizations that perform data automation, including:

  • Government agencies and counties with parcel or town planning maps
  • Utilities that map water, gas, and electrical facilities
  • Natural resources agencies that create forestry or agricultural stands, soils, geology, and hydrology maps

Maplex
Maplex for ArcGIS is an automated high-quality cartographic text placement and labeling extension for ArcGIS for Desktop that minimizes the need for manual editing. Maplex for ArcGIS gives you greater control over how labels are placed in relation to map features and other labels. This not only improves map quality but also reduces time spent editing and manipulating text.

With Maplex for ArcGIS, you can:

  • Drastically reduce the time it takes to place labels exactly where you want them.
  • Create high-quality maps with text for digital or print distribution.
  • Share quality text placement by saving Maplex labels to a map document or geodatabase annotation.

With the intuitive user interface and rule-based label engine, Maplex for ArcGIS gives you greater control over how labels are placed in relation to features and how they interact with other labels on the map. And as content in your geodatabase changes, maps created with Maplex for ArcGIS will adjust to find the best placement for the new text.

Note: Maplex for ArcGIS is included at no cost with ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced at releases of ArcGIS 9.1 and higher.