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The extensions of ArcGIS

In an earlier post Have analyzed the ArcGIS Desktop base platforms, in this case we will be reviewing the most common extensions in the ESRI industry. generally the price per extension ranges from $ 1,300 to $ 1,800 per pc.

Trimble GPS Analyst for ArcGIS

image [29] This extension streamlines that process of bringing data from the field to the cabinet by allowing the information to be stored directly in a geodatabase. And because GPS analyst comes with a differential correction platform, the post-processing of data can be ensured, which improves the quality of the information either by using information from a GPS used as a base downloaded from the Internet.

ArcGIS 3D Analyst

image [34] ArcGIS 3D Analyst enables better visualization and analysis of data with surface features. You can view digital terrain models in different ways, make queries, determine what is visible from a specific point, create realistic perspective images by superimposing a roadway raster image on the surface, and save XNUMX-dimensional navigation routes as if you were flying over the ground. .

ArcGIS Business Analyst

image [39] This extension brings specialized tools for use in the marketing industry to provide businesses with smart decisions related to growth, expansion and competition such as:

  • Know where customers or potential buyers are
  • Define areas of business influence
  • Conduct penetration analysis in the market
  • Creating potential zone templates for new business
  • Create analysis of driving routes on a country road network
  • Integrate geographic data available on the Internet

ArcGIS Geostatical Analyst

image [44] This is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo, ArcEditor and ARcView) that provides a variety of tools for exploration of spatial data, identification of anomalous data, prediction and evaluation of uncertainty in data behavior; These can be converted into models and moved to surfaces.

ArcGis Publisher

image [49] ArcGis Publisher provides capabilities for sharing and distributing maps and GIS data. This extension also adds to ArcGIS Desktop the ease of publishing data at a lower cost; Using this extension you can create .pmf files from any .mxd file. Published maps can be viewed using any ArcGIS Desktop product including ArcReader which is a free tool, so information can be shared with a wider range of people or users.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

image [54] Spatial Analyst adds a set of advanced tools for spatial modeling to ArcGIS Desktop licenses so that new maps can be generated from existing information. It is also very useful for the analysis of spatial relationships and the construction of spatial data models integrated with other spatial analysis tools such as:

  • Find optimal routes between two points
  • Find locations with special conditions
  • Make both vector and raster scans
  • Cost-benefit analysis can be done to optimize distances
  • Generate new data using image processing tools
  • Interpolate data values ​​for a study of areas based on existing examples
  • Clean up a variety of data for complex analysis or deployment

ArcGIS StreetMaps

image [59] ArcGIS StreetMaps provides facilities to integrate address data to road systems in a country. StreetMap layers automatically handle labels and figures in the form of attributes used for geographic identification such as streets, parks, bodies of water, signs and others. ArcGIS StreetMap has address management capabilities through geocoding (as long as the country has a logical nomenclature), through the interactive integration of individual addresses, and through massive trend identification processes in address identification.

  • Directions can be found anywhere within a road network
  • Smart Map Creation
  • Identification of routes between two points either within a road network of a city or between cities of a country.

ArcGIS Survey Analyst

image [64] This is an extension of desktop products that allows you to manage topography data within a geodatabase, so that you can display important measurement data and annotations on a map.

Since the data is stored in a GIS database, both vertices and polygonal, it is possible to generate tables of bearings and distances or geographic coordinates for the purpose of presenting final products. Additionally, forms of data input and settings commonly used in surveying are included.

ArcGIS Tracking Analyst

image [69] This extension provides tools for data series analysis and mathematical regressions. Tracking Analyst helps visualize complex series of data, spatial patterns, and iterations with data from other sources, always within ArcGIS.

  • Historical regression of data
  • Drawings based on patterns or standards
  • View patterns of weather data
  • Integrate time data into the GIS
  • Reuse existing GIS data to create and display time series
  • Build maps for the analysis of change through historical or real time periods.

ArcGIS Engine

image [74] ArcGIS Engine is a product for developers, with which you can customize GIS applications for desktop use. ArcGIS Engine includes a set of components with which ArcGIS was built, with this you can build applications or extend the functionalities of existing ones, providing solutions for beginners or advanced users in the use of geographic information systems.

ArcGIS Engine provides application programming interfaces (APIs) for COM, .NET, Java, and C ++. These APIs do not include detailed documentation but they do include a series of well developed visual components that make it easier for programmers to build GIS applications.

ArcGIS Network Analyst

image This tool allows you to create sophisticated data networks and generate route solutions. Network Analyst is a specialized extension for routes and also provides an environment for network-based spatial analysis, such as location analysis, management routes and integration of spatial models. This extension increases ArcGIS Desktop's capabilities to model realistic traffic conditions or assumed scenarios; you can also do things like:

  • Time analysis for route planning
  • Routes of a point-to-point
  • Definition of service coverage zones
  • Route Optimization Analysis
  • Suggested alternate routes
  • Ease of closeness
  • Applications source-destination

ArcGIS Network Analyst provides users of ArcGIS with facilities to solve various problems using geographic road networks. Tasks such as finding the most efficient route for a trip, generating travel directions, finding nearby attractions or defining areas of service coverage based on travel time.

ArcGIS Schematics

image ArcGIS Schematics is an innovative solution for automating representative ArcGIS geodatabase schemas. This extension allows better management and visualization of linear and virtual data networks such as gas, electricity, plumbing systems, drinking water and telecommunications.

ArcGIS Schematics provides standards to perform demonstrable ROI in diagram generation (automatic generation versus aided design). This allows quick checking of connectivity within a network and easily understanding a network architecture for quick decision on the synthesized presentation cycle and focused towards visualization of the entire network environment.

ArcGIS ArcPress

imageArcPress for ArcGIS is a specialized application for generating high quality printing tiles for both send to press and for deployment. ArcPress transforms maps into files with native language for printers or plotters, also in certain formats that printers can treat for color separation and subsequent plate burning.

Porqeu ArcPress does the entire process from the computer, it does not require a processing by the printer in the interpretation, transfer and storage of data, suggesting a faster output than sending them directly from the layers in vector or shape format, While improving the quality of the print.

ArcPress means some money saving, since with printers with little capacity for working memory or storage you can print high quality products eliminating PostScript routines.

ArcGIS ArcScan

image ArcScan is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop that allows efficient work in converting raster formats to vector, such as scanned maps that require digitization. Although monochrome products are the easiest to automate, the system also provides certain tools in the management of tones and color combinations that can facilitate the digitization of non-monochrome data.

Users can magnify the efficiency in the post-processing of data by creating vectors with attributes manually or semi-automated.

  • Automatic vectorization processes with high level of precision
  • Creating files with the capabilities of a shapefile under features that ArcGIS Desktop programs already bring to improve topological cleaning and data continuity.
  • You can also process images to facilitate visualization in case of manual vectorization.


image ArcWeb Services provides access to both GIS content and on-demand capabilities in data deletion or acquisition of large amounts of data.

With ArcWeb Services, the storage, maintenance and updating of data is handled in a controlled manner. So it can be accessed dynamically using ArcGIS or through Web Services in applications built for an Intranet or Internet.

  • Access Terabytes of data simultaneously from anywhere
  • Reduce storage and maintenance costs
  • Easy use of data content from desktop applications or under the web environment.
  • Geocoding of addresses in bulk (batch)


image This is an ESRI solution for deploying dynamic maps and web-based data services. ArcIMS provides a scalable environment for publishing maps within a corporate intranet or over the Internet.

With this extension, you can reach a wide range of clients including users of web applications, ArcGIS Desktop, and mobile device services. Also cities, governments, businesses and organizations around the world can publish, research and share geospatial data. These services can be done with ArcGIS standards, or with ASP standards that can be operated by software from other industries.

  • Dynamic display of maps and data via web
  • Creation under an environment of easy use of routines focused on the standards of the web development industry.
  • Share data with others to complete collaborative tasks
  • Implement GIS Portals

ArcIMS as a single license costs around $ 12,000 although ESRI currently sells ARCserver, which includes what were ArcIMS ($ 12,000), ArcSDE ($ 9,000) and MapObjects ($ 7,000), these now on an ARCserver cost about $ 35,000 per processor. Recently this licensing system It has changed To minimize the inconvenience of payment by processor on the server.

Also in another moment we make a comparison of other tools for IMS, GIS, And software Free GIS.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. hello, I am new to arcgis, I was reviewing a manual to create shape and edit them, after creating it and even after adding a shape previously created by the IGN, when activating the editor, none of the tools of this editor bar are activated, the program is licensed, I think that's not why

  2. Help me to create electrical networks.

  3. Hi Jessica
    As far as I know, there is not a program called ArcGIS Geodata.
    ESRI calls geodatabase, the way to store spatial data in a database.

  4. I wish I could get information from both programs of the argis_geodata and autocad land


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