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ArcGIS

4.5 / 5 103 reviews


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103 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
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  • 4 / 5
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  • 4 / 5
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  • ESRI
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About ArcGIS

Integrated collection of GIS software products; provides a standards-based platform for spatial analysis, data management, and mapping.


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Simply the best of its kind!

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It provides an extensive possibility of resources for the spatial analysis of data. With this tool you can create, consult and analyze in a very easy way your data in the territory, combining layers easy and fast and obtain new information from that data. Amazing compatibility with most used formats and the best for analyse interpolation of data values in the space

Cons: Maybe the license, ArcGIS forces you to connect to a license to perform certain geoprocessing operations. Therefore, although it has a good geoprocessing framework, solid and broad, its license level determines which tools can be used in this tool

Overall: An indispensable tool to work every day in my business, helping to manage all my spatial information quickly and easily for all my employees..

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The most complete and efficient tool for making maps, vector layers or raster

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is the ease with which you can create maps or design final maps better known as layout. Unlike other similar software, Arcgis simplifies the process, in addition to providing aestheticity and harmony in the scale of colors and labeling of toponyms. In addition, the work with ArcGIS encourages the use of geographic databases (geodatabases) in the management of our data. With the way to create projects in arcgis, not only allows us to store the styles and properties applied to the layer in the project, but creates a geodatabase associated with it in which we can physically include the layers that we use as Feature Class. Although we can also add a previous geodatabase to the project, as it used to be done a long time ago.

Cons: Arcgis licenses are expensive. It was not always possible to count on the availability of ESRI products for acrgis. In addition, it is not very versatile in the consumption of data, that is, a different protocol must be applied to open each file according to its type. Likewise, with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services connection, it is necessary to download and install the Data Interoperability extension, unlike other softwares that this process refers to one clicks.

Overall: ArcGIS is a system with which people can work with on-line maps and related geographic information. With ArcGIS you can create many different types of maps. The most interesting of all are the interactive intelligent maps that show, integrate and synthesize complete layers of geographic and descriptive information of diverse origins. These ArcGIS maps provide an interactive window through which you can view, explore and analyze this information.

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It has allowed me to create georeferenced quality maps

May 31, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros:
It is a very powerful software, once it is mastered it can become easy to use. It allows you to load images of gravimetric, magnetic, topographic and georeferenced maps, obtaining coordinate maps with their scale and legend.

Cons: You must download many add-ons to be able to enjoy a better experience with the tool. Additionally, a very powerful machine must be counted so that it works without errors.

Overall:
totally recommendable for the creation of maps

tons of functionality, documentation and widely used

May 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: widely used software like this is great because there is a lot of documentation and active user discussion when issues arise. I love all the features: online or offline uses, tons of content like imagery and infrastructure, and ability to integrate it into apps

Cons: pricing. i go back and forth because of free and open source alternatives. if you work on a team in industry or gov I'd use Arc. But if your a tiny company or solo I don't think it's worth the price

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Arc Gis allowed the organization to which I belong, to give value to the geographical data we posses

May 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: First of all Esri, has a long experience accumulated over 40 years in the market, allowing you to establish a solid and provide solutions to its users. It is worth mentioning the wide range of online data available to ARCGIS online.

Cons: At this point, I must refer to the constant updating of the software, which rebounds into costs for users and sometimes limits its funcionality.

Overall: Because the geodatabase works in a DBMS mechanism (Database Management System), it greatly facilitated multi-user editing so that the same data could be accessed at the same time.
In addition, It was possible to store data of vector type, raster, CAD, tables, digital terrain models and networks, without the introduction of erroneous and / or incongruent data, as well as applying default values and domains to the fields of the entities according to the subtype to which they belong.

Probably the most useful map making software available.

May 23, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software makes it relatively simple to create an aesthetically pleasing map- once you get used to the platform it becomes relatively easy.

Cons: Uploading data can be tricky- it'd be nice if GIS made it even easier to find and access the data that you need.

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Excellent for mapping and georreferencing

May 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I've used arcgis for georreferencing during a project in which we constructed several logistics bases for supplying spare parts to oil and gas drills, and it was really easy to use because of it's accessible and user friendly workspace. We created a base map and the needed variables for a very dynamic map, and the best part was that updating it took almost no time.

Cons: Using arcgis at first can ve really overwhelming as it is not easy, you need to spend a lot of time learning it but since there are lots of tutorials online it is not that big of an issue.

Overall: I really recommend arcgis, it is a really complete geographic information system, which can be expensive and difficult at first, but using it can be really rewarding.

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Participate in a software development project with the use of arcgis

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Arcgis is a very powerful mapping tool, through it we can create an entire infrastructure for the management of maps, pointing objects within them, manipulate and / or customize them, you can perform data analysis of the present information in the maps. If you want to go further and create an application that feeds or uses the map, it is possible to do this through the SDK, with which you can manipulate the information and process the data for its use, for example dotting clients, dotting oil wells, etc, any object that is useful for the end user, There is an online version, which presents several benefits for the creation of maps as well as sharing the same.

Cons: The version that is installed on the servers requires an infrastructure that is robust and large enough to support the processing of the same. It requires acquiring some technical skills to be able to administer the platform

Overall:
For a client, an application was developed that allowed the use of the map to point customers and with this information it could be analyzed and be able to make strategic decisions, through the maps you can know quantities of specific customers in a certain area, if they are clients. that have the same characteristics, typify them by themes, etc.

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It is a very complete GIS it has numerous tools for spatial analysis and a very friendly interface.

May 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It allows to share and use smart maps, compile geographic information, create and manage geographic databases, help in making decisions with spatial analysis, create map-based applications and share information through the web map services.

Cons: the connections to the databases are tedious, changing the projection in a data frame to a projection and datum that is different from the source data can add a margin of error to the data and alignment tolerance.

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Great for documenting utilities on our campus

May 08, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ArcGIS suite allows us to provide online access to maps of campus infrastructure - culinary lines, irrigation lines, electrical, steam tunnels, and so on. It provides easily accessible views of equipment that is generally located underground and allows us to respond quickly to issues like bluestake requests and even water main breaks.

Cons: The average user wont' be able to go into ArcGIS and create a high quality product right off the bat. You need training and experience.

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Geographic information system that allows me to spatialize all the information you need.

May 02, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Is the program of daily use to perform the spatialization of the different variables with which I work daily, allows me to vectorize, generate base and thematic maps, associate databases with different vector elements either points, polygons or lines. Generate soil profiles, determination of topography. Account as a wide range of tools that facilitate the work of location, location and geographical elements. The outputs can be digital or paper.

Cons: It requires constant updating of the program because otherwise some tools start to generate conflict. It is a program with high costs. New users must go through training processes since understanding the program is not so simple, if you have never had interaction with them.

Overall: Is the most complete geographic information system, since it allows you to work from the process of vectorization, creation of databases and the realization of high-quality map products

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Tool for the planning, execution, and monitoring of actions with criteria on the territory.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like it because it helps me to develop the planning activities of the approach of the territory I require for the fulfillment of my work functions.
ArcGIS helps me to visualize, manage, edit, calculate, analyze entities and georeferenced attributes of the financed projects of a productive nature in my work.
Another aspect that I like about ArcGis is the use of the ArcCatalog, which allows to search and make effective operations, facilitating the link with Servers of databases, GIS Servers, database, WMS servers, and Internet and intranet connection.

I find it easy to use, it has an excellent interface and multiple geoprocessing tools. I like the presentation of the cartography.

Cons: I do not like it to be a software with high costs. On the other hand, it requires a computer with a very high installed capacity to execute the tools in an easy way.

In the area of authematic cartography, I believe that the options to work with greater ease should be strengthened with graphics to represent the variables of the maps.

I am worried that the program with the updates demands greater requirements of the computer where it is installed, so that all the tools work optimally, which can generate incomplimiento of the work delay before the delay of the run of the information.

the fact that it requires constant investments to enhance computers requires that the company must continually invest resources, being in some cases impossible, as it can harm the performance of the organization.

Overall:
Is a program that has been very useful for the administration and planning of geographical and spatial problems in the process of georeferencing the projects financed in the 8 years of development of the organization.

georeferencing the territory of each project helps us make decisions adjusted to the dynamics of the territory. each of the actions that the organization applies uses arcgis to approach the territory.

This software is used for our team of geophysicists and I give support

Apr 28, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: very powerful program for managing geographic data, is used daily in the company to obtain data in the area of geophysics. Generates reliable results about a particular place

Cons: This program generates a headache because the processing cost is very high. The cost of licenses can also be mentioned here, it does not have a basic version for basic works without you having to pay a license

Great GIS software for any and all applications

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Very easily customizable and layers can be added to provide data to internal and external customers. Add-ons to cover all types of tracking, including routing and road conditions.

Cons: This program can utilize a lot of bandwidth of CPU as well as internet, so make sure your computer network can handle the amount of information needed.

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This software just saved my job!

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I needed to digitize a huge group of maps to extract specific hydrological information and discovered this spectacular software. Without the help of ArcMap I could not have done a remarkable job

Cons: At the beginning it is difficult to use for people who have never had experience with this type of programs

Overall:
When you have physical maps, the tool to digitize them is essential to extract information of interest (geology, cartography and even mining engenieering)

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ArcGIS is a leading tool for managing, analyzing, creating and integrating geological/spatial data

Apr 22, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Built using standards such as COM, XML, and SQL, ArcGIS can be easily integrated with the structure of the information system and data of any organization or individual. Given that GIS extends to new applications and new user communities, ArcGIS also solves the challenges of offering and receiving data and related GIS services to users around the world. The versatility and easy to use allows ArcGIS to be used in a variety of areas: from land cadastre, geodesy, cartography, geography, and telecommunications, to geology, ecology, management of water resources and subsoil, oil and gas industry, and even remote sensing. Its technology of Geodatabase allows you to effectively store heterogeneous data and easily use them in complex projects and systems. In the geodatabase, users can define rules and relationships within the repository that define the behavior of spatially interconnected geographic (or geological) objects and object classes and ensure data integrity. With the help of ArcGIS it is possible to prepare qualitative cartographic products with all necessary elements of marginal design. Also, you can quickly create a realistic virtual 3D scene based on spatial data, using digital terrain models. With a lot of possibilities for processing of both raster and vector data, and its strong functions for map algebra, editing, and spatial analysis, together with the latest data models and control make the ArcGIS family of software products ones of the leaders among GIS software.

Cons: I have been using ArcGIS for almost 10 years and I can testify that this software is difficult to study, a very complex program for a simple user, the program is only for those who take the professional level, so, to exploit the full potential of ArcGIS (for example processing of multispectral and hyperspectral images, geostatistical studies and so on) you need to dedicate time, endless hours of study. Other con that I see, is the high price taking into account the purchase of any additional modules, it is a very expensive program, but, once and again, the potential is almost limitless once you get to dominate all its functionalities.

Very useful software to store data in a geospatial database and analyze data.

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Data is stored and accessed in a logical manner. running database queries can present the data in new ways.

Cons: Some functions/tool names are not completely intuitive. Tutorials are highly needed to take advantage of many features

Overall: When data is stored geospatially, there are new ways of problem identifying and solving.

I have been using this software for almost 10 years.

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the completeness of the functionalities. The power behind the geoprocessing algorithms. The user friendliness of the UI. I prefer to use this than other GIS softwares in the market

Cons: The price. It is the most expensive one in the market. Also, the paid additional extensions such as for hydrology and traffic assessments. It would be nice if there were free trials for these so we can test them out first to see if they fit our needs.

Leader in the field for geo software

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Strong commitment to customers, open code base, multiple evaluation versions, alignment with multiple other software toolsets

Cons: Enterprise versions on the pricey side, full implementations can be unwieldy, some tools can be arcane

Working on this independently and as part of a research team

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I like the wide range of things you can do with it. If you have a mapping need, there is probably an ESRI GIS product that can help you accomplish it.

Cons: I was teaching myself to use along with an online course. The number of bugs in the program was frustrating as was the lack of functionality for Apple computers...

Overall: Many, but I wonder if I will move to QGIS because it is much more simple.

Create and modeling maps

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I used it for a faculty project to create and mark maps, Helping to separate places and locations that should be visible to other users.

Cons: The user interface was incomprehensible to me as well as the big time of installing the software and the short time of the free version.

Great GIS software with a large database

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Arcgis is a really robust GIS software, and for georefferencing points on the map is one of the best tools available. It has so many features that one can make any type of personalized map.

Cons: It can be really overwhelming since it has too many features. It's user interface is not really friendly and tends to freeze for large maps

Overall: Great GIS software, I really recommend paying for a tutorial since working with it from scratch can be really overwhelming.

ArcGIS is the NYU go-to software

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: ArcGIS is taught in many workshops at NYU, and is very easily accessible by students. Therefore what I like best is it's accessibility and ease of use for new users.

Cons: I have not used ArcGIS enough to comment on what does not work on the software. So far so good, hope to use it for more projects.

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A solid choice

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Works well for the intended purposes. Has great cross-platform compatibility. Works well with other software.

Cons: Resource hog. Crashes OS sometimes. slows PC to a crawl, depending on the machine. Updates are a pain sometimes.

ArcGIS has a massive database of information and user options

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: There are so many options and tabs in the software that the user can do almost anything they imagine with this software

Cons: The amount of options in this software can be overwhelming and without a serious training, one can feel lost.

Set of applications created for the design, publication and printing of geographic information

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: When we talk about the term "people census" for a study of the geographical sample, we know that we will handle a large amount of data and to process it we will need this application

Cons: After generating a lot of information if you do not know how to give an interaction and a friendly appearance to your maps, it will probably take a longer time than usual to load

Best software for GIS

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Probably the only program we ever use for spatial analysis and cartographic data. It is easy to use, and user friendly. It is customizable, it has the option to import shape files and to match with existing files, and create a wide range of maps.

Cons: For large maps it becomes very slow or sometimes freezes. The user needs proper training to learn how to use all its features.

I don't like using it, it's so laggy

Mar 28, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Maybe because there is no other software like ArcGIS with that kind of features. That's probably it. I can't think of more.

Cons: I really don't like it using it it's so slow when is starting, when the window appears it starts to freeze, so i get to wait for some time to come back to normal. Not satisfying at all.

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Is a very complete, versatile and useful gis software, with many analysis tool

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The large number of tools available in its different analysis modules make this GIS a very robust and complete software

Cons: The large number of tools and modules make the software too heavy if you do not have a good computer

Overall: t helped me to visualize t to understand the tasks and works from another point of view

ArcGIS is a powerful tool for data mapping

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: ArcGIS offers robust tools for taking data out of spreadsheets and turning it into dynamic visuals. ESRI provides great online resources for accessing and downloading other data sets to make mapping easy.

Cons: ArcGIS is very robust and thus requires a large learning curve to utilize all its functions. Basic tasks can be complex unless you have had some training.

Overall: ArcGIS allows my organization to create dramatic visuals. Maps can be great snapshots in time, and they still have value years after their creation.

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I've used it mostly for georeferencing wells and seismic data in the oil industry

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I'ts a really precise tool for georeferencing data, much more precise than google earth, also the maps can be really detailed and several maps can be integrated, which is crutial when working with geological and geophysical information, especially when calculating Original Oil in Place.

Cons: The learning curve for arcgis is really steep. And since most of the time I was working with my personal laptop which has limited hardware I found that the machine was really slow and responded badly while using the software.

Overall: It helped me in interpreting geological and geophysical data, and besides the steep learning curve I would recomend it for georeferencing

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Pipelines security with ArcGIS

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I work in the oil industry and we depend a lot of the condition of the pipelines, so with ArcGIS with can constantly the valves and condition and know where are the problems to solve them immediately and with the best security condition to our workers, with use shapefiles with many attributes to check the pipelines on the field.

Cons: I have nothing bad to say about it because ArcGIS is powerful, you can use for so many things and all the process are making in the way that the user wants.

Overall: Excellent tool for oil industry.

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Analyze spatyal information with high precision

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This software is amazing because I can manage tables and shapefiles no matter size or number of register, I can add many attributes as I want and the software still runs smooth, We analyze the spatyal information using shapefiles with information of services, and making maps of many features.

Cons: It is very expensive and that is a big limitation because you have to pay for every tool independientely, the basic license allows you to do some processes but some elements are not allowed.

Overall: Excellent tool for spatyal analysis.

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Accounting and budget showed in the space

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I manage tables of budgets and accounting, but this is the first time that I saw how the budget is expense in the space and this is a big help to know where we are spending our money and be more accuracy knowing where we have to spend our money in the city.

Cons: Very complicated use for professional that are no related to GIS or spatyal information, I recommend to do a course in ESRI to get the most of the software.

Overall: Useful tool to analyze spatyal data.

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Very useful tool for planning

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is very awesome to link the accounting information with spatyal information because you can know where you are spending your money and which spaces of the city are you improving. We did all this creating a shapefile and putting all the information on it.

Cons: Very expensive software, require a very specific equiment because it demands a lot of memory and resources from your machine, and for me some processes are very difficult.

Excellent, with all the tools and functions that ArcGIS offers I have done plenty of jobs and result

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: All the tools and platforms that has, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS online and Armap, these allow me to get all my jobs done in plenty of ways and without any trouble.

Cons: The only bad thing is the high price of the software that for people like me hat lives in countries with restrictions to dollar access is pretty difficult and pricy.

Overall: I'm a geographer so ArcGIS has helped me with my school projects and with my career in many ways, without these maybe my life would be so easy.

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Excellent tool for enviromental and vegetation analysis

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is awesome very powerful I can manage shapefiles and raster images easily and both at the same time, I can vectorize over the images and highlight specific types of vegetation using satellite images, I can also manage the bands of the image and highlight specific features like water, urban areas and crops, once I finish I can analyze all the information through tables and maps.

Cons: It is very expensive, you cannot have a license on your own, Sometimes the process of statistical measure in the images takes a lot of time, and you need a very powerful computer to use it, because it consume so many resources of your machine.

Overall: A perfect GIS for enviromental issues

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The most complete of the geographic information systems

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is the best system to develop a spatial analysis study, it has a large number of modules that allow the development of almost all the available methods of spatial analysis, besides it has automatic modification of texts and vectors that adjust to the work scale.

Cons: It is not an intuitive program The handling of the layers and the process of editing the vectors can be complicated, the module for georeferencing is quite complex and difficult to use.

Overall: I made thematic maps in the distribution network of inputs in the field of the electoral cadastre.

We are able to build maps with useful information for city departments

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We are able to map out geolocation data and features in an efficient manner with ArcGis. We can then provide online map applications to display these layers over multiple devices.

Cons: From someone who deals more with business analytics, the workflow of creating an online map application from selected layers can be a bit of a learning curve.

Expensive but wow, what a world of options

Mar 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The range of options at your disposal for mapping is almost mind blowing. The ability to create custom maps, integrate your data, publish to web based maps, and analyze with an extensive suite of tools make this application stand out by leaps and bounds. This tool is on the cutting edge of futuristic data manipulation & visualization tools.

Cons: With great options comes great complexity. The learning curve is quite steep and the price tag is ridiculuosly high. Don't expect to get hold of this software for anything near cheap. If you don't have a good project to fund the license fees then you'll probably not want to venture into this system.

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Ideal tool to combine images with maps!

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is an ideal tool to update cartography, since it is possible to combine tables, images and satellite photos obtaining more detail of the information

Cons: What I like the least about the program is that it takes a long time to update the versions, must be more flexible and allow more easily open files of other extensions

Overall: Very useful tool to develop or improve a geographic information system!

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The perfect combination between GIS and CAD

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: In this software I can manage my CAD files and vinculated with coordinates, and this a big help when you are working in open spaces, or in cities. In ArcGIS I can use my CAD like it was an shapefile, I can georreferencing, edit, adjust to satellite and LIDAR images and so on, this software is so powerful and the best one in the market for work with CAD and shapefiles combined.

Cons: In the beginning for me was a little difficult because I have to used use it, because the GIS are another software far away from the CAD, all the files needs coordinates system, georreferencing and attributes, and I did not know anytthing about that.

I love it because it allows you to easily represent geographically distributed data types

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: 1. In its latest version, ArcGIS Pro, is more intuitive, the graphical interface is better, this better integrated, easier to reach the tools.

Cons: 1. It is necessary to be connected to the internet to use the base maps, possibly this is a disadvantage.
2. You need a machine that has a large memory and processing capacity to handle large volumes of data.

It wasn't pleasant experience the program works so slow at times

Mar 09, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It's really functional software for mapping and filling terrain with places and points of interest. I find it more accurate than for example Google Maps.

Cons: At first when i started using it i found it confusing to use, but after i adjust to it. Also thing that i don't like I have two computers and when i open the program in the first 10 minutes its really slow and non-responsive. So not very pleasant experience.

The industry standard, but expensive and not user friendly

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: This is the industry standard for GIS. It has so many features, it's mind-boggling. It produces excellent results.

Cons: I almost have to use this software, and it's very expensive. You have to have a lot of training to use this software. Updates can be tedious.

Overall: It's the industry standard and produces good results.

A very effective tool for displaying geographical information

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: - The ability to map our data and to make intelligent decisions around service provision
- Being able to pin point hotspots of activity and see clusters and trends
- Having access to a range of basemaps as part of the software
- Being able to visualise data at a range of geographies
- Helpdesk support is very good and ESRI are good at keeping in touch with their clients

Cons: - It can be quite difficult to use
- We seem to be having an issue that is as yet unresolved when exporting to PDF that results in some formatting issues
- The charts are not as useful or as visually appealing as in other applications

Overall: Visualisation of data that assists in making business decisions
Bringing geographic data to life with mapping, rather than using other applications to represent this data

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Fascinating program, very useful to deal with problems that are distributed over large areas.

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I particularly work a lot with hurricanes, which are phenomena that move through different time zones, which implies that they must necessarily be introduced in a georeferencing program, in geographic coordinates.
That would not be possible in programs such as autocad.
Similar situation applies to different meteorological variables.
The layer structure also makes it easier to appreciate the characteristics of the maps according to what is required, and to place labels or other characteristics for each level.

Cons: The interpolation functions and tools it offers could be improved. Undoubtedly, the more real data you have, the better, but the mathematical functions and interpolation methods that are currently available can be expanded and improved, and equally, the ones that are currently available could be explained in much more detail so that the user can know in more detail, what to expect when using one method or another.

Overall: The ArcGIS Geostatistics tools can not be compared. They are not only functional, but educational.
I recently did my promotion job at the university. It dealt with the analysis of all trajectories of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean from 1851 to the present, and after defining a domain of general calculation, going to study a particular cell of the domain, which was of my interest.
Without this tool it would simply have been impossible, not only to load the data, but to do all the subsequent analyzes.

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I used it in the university and it seemed something complicated

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The program is excellent to visualize different variables in a map facilitating the analysis of more than one variable

Cons: The biggest difficulty I had with the use of the program was the saving of files and the incompatibility of the formats

Overall: The greatest benefit of the program is the visualization of spatial problems and the resolution of the same behind the geographic databases that can be managed

I use the ArcGIS suite of products daily

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can do nearly anything I'd like to do with this software from minimal viewing to mass editing and geoprocessing quickly and efficiently.

Cons: I don't like the p[ay structure for the 'named user' model that is being implemented. I think there should be a free named user and a pool of concurrent licenses that can be used at any given time by certain users.

Overall: I'm able to do my job much more efficiently using this suite of products

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is a practical system that facilitates the design of geographic information through its tools

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is complete and allows you to collect, organize, analyze, share and distribute geographic information. It is easy to reach because it is available anywhere through Web browsers, mobile devices such as smartphones and desktops, it has a very complete internal structure and a group of extensive tools that allow compatibility with the server and server platforms. cloud that enables shared use, which ensures that vital information is immediately available to anyone.

Cons: Costs and technical problems to convert analog data in digital format are frequent, it does not have all the variety of specialized tools that are required to manage a geographical design.

Overall: It is not necessary to have your own web server, nor a database manager, it contains a vast arsenal of online data that makes the system manageable. ArcGIS Geostatistics tools are functional and also educational.

really useful application

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: application that really covers a very large range of data and different tools to study different studies

Cons: the online application is very poor compared to the desktop itself, in addition to the cost of the same accounts

Overall: the proyects in my work

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for many the best GIS of the market but it is not easy to operate

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: the flights on digital models of the terrain are incredible, it has an impressive number of modules that allows you to carry out any study of spatial data

Cons: It is not easy to use, the menu and the tools are not intuitive. sometimes simple tasks must be performed using many steps in arcgis. it is necessary for the company to work on simplifying steps in data processing

Overall: I have made thematic maps about population distribution

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Facility for georeferencing geographic data and spatial interpretation of the same

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros:
That allows to make maps at different scales and facilitates the interpretation of georeferenced information with precision for a better spatial analysis

Cons:
the layer combination sometimes disappears georefenciados data what produces lack of information in the maps and consequently it is necessary to relizar edition of the data to reconfigure the map

Overall:
I prepare the maps of my doctoral thesis at the university

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The best GIS in the market has not comparison

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This GIS offers everthing that a professional that works with spatyal data needs, enormous amount of tool, a very complete interphase, the possibility to manage big amounts of spatyal data, a quality of image and video very high, and a ArcTool Box with everything you need to analyze spatyal information, The three moduls are awesome: ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcScene are the best in the market and everyone meets it porpuse. This is the best software in the world.

Cons: The cost is and had always been the highest limitation of ArcGIS is too expensive for individuals and small companies, so only the goverments or big companies can afford to pay for the license of this awesome software.

Overall: Analyze spatyal data, satellite images, manage tables with spatyal information, edit shapefiles, make hydrology models and so on.

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Satisfactory since it allows georeferencing data and generate products of easy interrelation

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros:
Its ability to correlate spatial and numerical data, has a good graphic interface. It allows to show results in 3D, generate predictive models, manage multiple variables. It is simple to expose beginner students.

Cons:
It presents limitations of license, it is expensive for people who start their studies or who would like to use it on a personal level. The projects do not maintain their characteristics if they are opened with a different version to the saved version, generating loss of information.

Overall: Thematic Maps.
Databases.
Dynamic Presentations
Variable correlation
3D views

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Main environment consultant software

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like most is the ability of this software to connect to database servers that allows to have actualized information of an studio area. We can focus objectives by preparing entities and giving them attributes to make advance calculations about population or services. All this information is displayed in the final layout to be exported as a map, in a pdf format or an image. It covers every part of a project.

Cons: I like least is the requirements of the software to run in the computer and the RAM memory it needs to use. In addition, the price of the software isn't affordable to a small business like us. Some times the computer that uses ArcGIS, can't operate with any other software, limiting the capability of the office.

Overall: We work every day with the software and we found out that to prepare Araya's Mayor Office Land Use for the municipality it's very important tool, because we can arrange several types of use of the land and propose new types of uses for an established areas.

My experience with Arc Gis Desktop is over 7 years. The costumeer support is full time

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: First of all is easy to use. I like it how to build simple maps and analysis, and ArcGIS has a solid documentation, large use base and support for old products that most of other companies cannot provide.

Cons: Considering the use of the said technology might be considered as of great decision to make. It might be considered as expensive software.

Overall: One point in favor of ESRIs tool is its native cartographic output which is still the best, and looks like it will be for some years.

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ArcGIS, the most advanced GIS tool so far

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: ArcGis has developed multiple tools, adapted to the requirements of the users, ranging from the capture of data by means of GPS, remote sensors to a simple load by address of the property, the ESRI developments go from the PC to the data management online through ArcGIS online.
The tools for calculating variables, buffer, interconnection, management of geographic projections, selection by attribute, by spatial location, inside or outside the defined polygon, pattern analysis, data conversion with other programs are CAD or GIS. Stresses the fact that the tools were designed with the collaboration of many scientists in the area of geo-statistics such as L. Anselin, P. Zandbergen, D Mcleod, among others.
ArcGIS presents the innovation of managing a compilation of data in Geodatabase, which facilitates the management of files, regardless of the raster or vector format, without corruption or loss of components that can alter the performance of the final display of .mxd files
ArcGIS online empowers researchers to share data through the ESRI data server, sharing cartographic databases that, in some places in the world where the culture of geographic data is deficient, are therefore highly needed.
The design of maps is ArcGIs is very simple with the tools of workflow by means of modelBuilder and the handling of the Layout and the ways of making thematic maps and 3D representations is amazing.

Cons: ArcGIS only works on the Windows system, it is a proprietary software in which you must cancel the license according to the requirements that the project requires, the company or institution where you work, it can be expensive or very expensive if you choose to have all the software extensions . It has a free trial version for 30 days. You need a high performance team for the management of powerful databases, the manipulation of 3D data or satellite images processed in this environment. Its strength is the handling of vector data, the modules for the plot data do not present a wide development

Overall: With ArcGIS I have worked in multiple academic and work exercises, calculating risk indices for loads in the hydrographic basins, housing in inadequate areas, public services coverage in small population centers.
I have built models to perform analyzes in several areas simultaneously, saving money and time. we have saved on editing and publication of thematic maps.
we built more than 100 geodatabase which has guaranteed the maintenance of consolidated databases, which we have shared with other planner users of the worked areas.
In particular it is the best vector software with which I have worked

Through ArcGIS you can create, manage, edit, analyze and distribute geographic information

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: I can compile geographic information, besides creating and managing databases, being able to solve specific problems, visualize and track the status, allow the entry and compilation of data and publicize ideas, plans and designs.

Cons: ArcGIS forces you to connect to a license to perform certain geoprocessing operations. Therefore, although it has a good geoprocessing framework, solid and broad, its license level determines which tools can be used.

Overall: ArcGIS can be used to solve any spatial problem, by simplified representation of reality.

ArcGIS an excelente software GIS to make spatial models.

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst extension is the best, it allows you to generate predictions very close to reality through probabilities and data simulations.

Cons: The biggest disadvantage is the license of this software is quite expensive, but in general it is worth making the investment.

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The best GIS for enviromental analysis

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ArcGIS has a lot of tools to do enviromental analysis that increase the precision and details of this can of studies, you can analyze satellite images, manage spatyal data in shapefiles about vegetation, fire, crops, desertefication processes and so on. You can also use hydrology analysis to know the level of degration of a watershed, and manage 3D models for a better exposition of your investigation.

Cons: The price is the greatest limitation of ArcGIS, because the license is so expensive and every modul is sell separately, that is a big limitation for people who wants to use another moduls and only can use the basic one because of the price.

Overall: Analyze enviromental data in multiple scales and mak studies with precision and detail.

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An amazing tool for land and agriculture analysis

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ArcGIS bring me the opportunity to analysis satellite images and make maps of agriculture, seeing where are the most important spaces to make crops which can have a big yield during the season of harvest. ArcGIS has everything from the possibilty to manage and manipulate the bands of the images until make thematic maps to analyze the spatyal information.

Cons: This software is very expensive, the only change that I have to use is because I am wroking with a company who analyze satellite images and spatyal data, on my own I never could be possible to have the opportunity to use this software.

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I use ArcMap daily, but almost always as a part of my overall editing flow.

Feb 16, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The styling guides are better than any other options out there - once you can learn to navigate the byzantine menus. I've used QGIS, Globalmapper, AutoCad, and Microstation, and maps just look better in ArcMap than in any others -it's made for creating display mapping. I know that there are other programmatic things you can do, but for my workflow, I use it almost exclusively for building maps for display.

Cons: The menus are silly that you have to go that far down a rabbit hole, processing is a nightmare (especially with messy geometry), and I used to (until I quit trying altogether) find myself trying a processing task in ArcMap, watching it fail, and then trying it again in GlobalMapper/QGIS and it would do fine. Processing is a very weak point in ArcMap, at least from my perspective.

Overall: It makes the start of very pretty maps, sometimes. I almost always generate base layers here, and then export them into illustrator/photoshop to do actual final renders.

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Geographical analysis in field work

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: the best program to process geographic data of any type (raster, shapefile, cad), raster image statistics, is the main software of referencing everything you do in a coordinate system related to the real world.

Cons: ArcGIS is an extremely expensive software, additionally The program can be prone to errors, occupying a lot of space and causing the machine is sometimes very slow.

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Share my cartographic information update in a simple way

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: As a geographer, the software allows me to do my work associated with cartographic representation, population centers, attributes, population indexes, heat maps, land use, level of services, wealth generation and projection of these indices for a future population

Overall: the benefits that I receive using this program is the development of my profession as a geographer, I do my jobs more quickly, I communicate more spatially and efficiently with other colleagues in my country and other Ibero-American countries

Solid GIS Product

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Over the years, the software has become a lot more stable and less buggy. The functionality of the software covers virtually every aspect of our society and the applications are virtually endless.

Cons: The software is a little pricy, but I can accept this with the functionality that is provided to the user.

Overall: The world leader in GIS Software....there's almost nothing this software can't accomplish for you. It has become a very stable platform.

Very useful tool. Complicated but multi-functional

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The fact that you can build layers and add shape files to satisfy your specific requirements, therefore giving you excellent flexibility

Cons: It can be overly complicated and difficult to quickly find the relevant on-line help. At times it can be quite laggy when adding new shape files

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The best GIS tool

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: 1) The graphical interface of ArcGis is easy to use. 2) I like labelling tool called "The Maplex Label Engine", provides best options for labelling. 3) It has the ability to make very nice looking map products, has unmatched cartographic output. 4) ArcGIS can work with CAD data, KML files for Google Earth and other data sources, great!

Cons: 1) The costs of this software are enormous for the initial purchase price and the subsequent yearly fees for the product. 2) It can be very slow. It takes a few minutes to open and uses a lot of RAM. 3) Limited options for incorporating graphics into maps

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Proven to be the best software for our spatial management needs and more.

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The toolbox by far. However, the interface never freezes up and provides the means to work with large data-sets.

Cons: Lack of templates for map presentation and sometimes lack of customization in some areas of map set up.

Overall: Able to provide accurate and aesthetically appealing maps that illustrates an analysis of data in a clever way. Being able to manipulate and query our data provides the information needed effectively.

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A great experience using a GIS

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software it is amazing, do everything what I want, I do not have much experience with spatyal data, but all that I want I can do it through ArcGIS. I can analyze data from schools over my country and see where are the main limitations per state, this help to create a model for help and support of school which are not be attended by the goverment and in this way improve the condition of the structure and the knowledge of the kids.

Cons: This software it is very expensive, I only can use being in project with Geographers and GIS Technician, i cannot afford the pay of a license of freelancer.

Overall: Learn the potential of spatyal data and spatyal analysis it was a great experience for me to work with ArcGIS, is a very powerfull tool but unfortunately too expensive for a person who works by they own.

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The GIS software for all professionals

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ArcGIS has the major quantity of tool to analyze spatyal data, the software incorporate more than about a hundred tools to analyze data, this can be shapefiles, raster files, radar files, CAD files, and so many others formats that you need or use to do spatyal analysis, another incredible features are the extension like Geowizard where you can modellings through statistical methods the spatyal data and see how it their behavior in an specific place. ArcGIS content tool for all professional who works with spatyal information.

Cons: The price, ArcGIS is a very expensive software not the most of little companies or entrepreneurs have the capacity to pay for it and apply for their work. It is shame because this software has everything you need to analyze and work with spatyal data no matter your profession.

Overall: ArcGIS brings us the opportunity to make maps where we localized the theaters of the city and know the capacity and measure the access through streets, with all this data we can make a tour for people of the city to know every theater and enjoy of the cultural offer of the city.

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The best GIS in the market, no comparison

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ArcGIS is the best tool for all the people who works with cartography and spatyal data, all the features that you need are in ArcGIS, if you looking for edition of shapefiles, visualizing raster data, modelling in 3D, or you just want to apply some statistical method to spatyal data, ArcGIS is the software that you need. The numbers of tool of the software are endless and each adjust to the user needs.

Cons: The price is and always had been the great limitation of this software, this a software that a small company does not allows, and this can be bad for people who wants to improve their business with this great tool but does not have the money to pay for the license.

Overall: ArcGIS has help us to make the planning of routes of our trucks, reducing the costs and getting a better return of invesment in our sells, we do all this combining a great amount of spatyal data with terrain models and transportation times, and of course using a big set of tool of Arc Tool Box.

ArcGIS made my education process simple and easy to understand

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used different Cad based software in the past that did not have as easy of a learning curve as arcgis

Cons: Some of the menu options seemed convoluted or difficult to navigate, took some time to learn the quick buttons

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This GIS has not comparison

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We are in front of the best GIS in the market ARCgis do anything you want to do in special analysis. With this software you can build maps, editaed, analyze raster data, make models, 3d models, terrain models, simulations, Geodesign, and so many other things. This software has incorporated the biggest data of datum and coordinates system of the world, you can virtually use ARCgis in any part of the world, and with great precision. Since the version 9.3 ESRI has incorporated the Imagery tool, that it is a layer that with internet connection allows you to have satellite images of any location of the world, it is very useful to analyze change in the enviroment and urbanization changes. ARCgis has everything, virtually everything that a people who work with maps needs, does not have comparison.

Cons: The main limitation of ARCgis it is the cost, it is a very expensive software that a little company or businees cannot afford. This a very useful tool but the cost does not allows to some people uses their potential for the spatial analysis. In some countries they offer educational licenses who help the students to know the software and work with some tools, this can be palliative for all that people who wants to work with the software but cannot afford.

Industry standard software for GIS

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's a full-featured GIS suite, enables me to create maps, analyze data, and coordinate field efforts.

Cons: It can be a little buggy - occasionally hangs or exhibits unexpected behaviors, normally a re-start will take care of it but would expect the product to be a little more polished.

I use this software on a daily basis for mapping our school district and its great.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I am able to pull any data I need as long as I have it in there. Good Data in, Good Data Out. As long as I added the correct data to the system I can manipulate it and format it any way i desire.

Cons: You need a pretty beefy system to run the software. This has been my only complaint. The Rendering time for the amount of roads I deal with is pretty extensive when I am on a system that is low on resources.

Overall: I am able to pull the data we needed for zoning students.

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ARCGIS ONLINE IS EASY TO USE, WITHOUT NEEDING TO INSTALL ANY SOFTWARE, IT IS ALSO FREE AND OF GREAT

Dec 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: IT HAS AN EXCELLENT GEOCODIFIER FROM RAPID ADDRESSES

THE COURSES IN ARCGIS ONLINE ARE PRODUCTIVE, INTERESTING AND ALWAYS THE DAY WITH THE TECHNOLOGY

YOU HAVE TOOLS FOR DEVELOPERS WITH WHICH YOU CAN ADD ELEMENTS TO THE APPLICATIONS

Cons: THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGE IS THE LIMITATION OF SPACE ANALYSIS AND OFTEN IT IS SLOW IN DATA LOADING

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A FAST AND RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION, BECAUSE WITHOUT CONNECTION WE CAN NOT ACCESS AND THEREFORE WE WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OUR DATA AND MAPS

Overall: RAPID AND SIMPLE MAPS TO MAKE FOR ANY CARTOGRAPHIC EMERGENCY REQUIRED IN THE OFFICE

Arcgis is a software that allows us to spatially manage data, process and have information from wher

Dec 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to place information and data geographically located and be able to do many types of analysis, allows you to have a relational geographic information system, apply information analysis tools

Cons: You have limitations in online arcgis to perform all kinds of analysis. You need a good machine with a lot of memory and a good internet connection

Overall: It allows us to have a geographic information system of all the works carried out in the area of oceanography and shows us the main characteristics of the data

It allows me to easily know where, when, how and what kind of work I have done

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It allows you to easily represent geographically distributed data types. Perform statistical analysis, analysis of surfaces, images, plots, modeling. In its latest version, ArcGIS Pro, is more intuitive, the graphical interface is better, this better integrated, easier to reach the tools.

Cons: It requires a lot of RAM to be able to perform processing tasks, a good processor and a good video card. It depends a lot on the Internet connection and there are countries where the Internet is limited

Overall: To have on hand a general statistic of all the work in the field oceanographic realized by the company, type of work realized, when, for whom, like, etc

Arc GIS maps are great

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Arc gis is a wonderful product with so many layers of mapping power. The configuration tools at your fingertips and the aerial views allow for so much it's a mapping software you need

Cons: To get the best from the software you need a big screen. And the cost is high for a single use license. Enterprise licensing is the way to go for buisness.

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Had to switch over from the original USFS map software, which I was familiar with, to this.

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: It is pretty, has more base map layers, and the user interface is useful, but only after getting used to it post USFS Map Viewer app. It takes a minute to get used to it.

Cons: The maps are useful, but there are too many. I liked the simplicity of the old USFS software. While this con may be specific to me, I am sure there are other people out there who find that useful to have so many maps

Overall: Useful for the USGS maps, thats about all I use it for though.

Good but slightly unstable GIS platform, it is pretty much the standard on the industry

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Many different levels of licences depending on what kind of work you need to do, ease of customization, there are many kids of maps and charts you can do.

Cons: Propietary character can make it hard to tell why your analysis did not work, memory hold on files last for a few minutes after program is closed. Can hog up a lot of your RAM

Overall: Good maps and good way to convert excel and csv files into shapefils

the most famous GIS software

Nov 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: powerful and support the most functions that a GIS analyst needs. online materials are also abundant, many friendly users share their experience, no matter positive or negative

Cons: way too expensive, there are more and more alternative GIS software in the market. ArcGIS is the choice that when you have too much money.

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Advanced Software - Not without challenges

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: This software allows users to customize and modify GIS data in any way they can imagine. the level of manipulation is unmatched.

Cons: Its expensive and requires skilled users who are trained on how to manipulate data. Even university course only cover the basics on data manipulation.

Overall: GIS data mapping

Great program, tons of features.

Sep 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and functionality of the program. Able to create very smooth flowing maps with great textures.

Cons: Need to streamline accessibility of some features. Editing the legend can be tedious and time consuming.

Love ArcGIS!

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. I find that once you learn how t works it is a breeze to make maps, etc. This is a great tool for work.

Cons: Difficulty can be had when first using product. I was lucky to take multiple classes in college to become proficient.

Good easy

Sep 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use, clear in what it offers and what you can do with the tool box. Friendly environment.

Cons: Slow while analyzing. Can stuck sometimes. While trying to export maps it could crash. Needs internet fast internet connection for smoother use.

Good mapping software to easily convey ideas, concepts, and locations visually.

Aug 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The software allows for quick and easy input of different mapping objectives, such as an as-built survey of existing drainage or sewer infrastructure. This allows provides a clear map whether to use in the field to review existing conditions or in the office to create conceptual plans for proposed work. The software also allows our organization to create quick maps for project scoping, grant applications, and public meetings to aid in illustrating existing conditions and proposed improvements.

Cons: Some features are not always intuitive and full use of the software requires class study, reading, and years of experience. While I don't necessarily think this is a bad thing it limits how easily someone new to the software will be able to access and process available information.

Amazing tool with the right training and data sources

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: There is so much functionality built into different geoprocessing tools that you can customize your spatial analysis to complete basically any task and solve any spatial challenge. I like that you there is the opportunity to use scripts and tools that other users have built in the software and overcome challenges that may not be solved using the standard geoprocessing tools.

Cons: Due to the enormous amount of analysis capabilities, there is a steep learning curve that one must overcome to use the software to its fullest capability. If you're looking for something to do basic spatial analysis, this is likely not the tool you should use as it's expensive and has more functionality than the average person needs.

Overall: Learned about Spatial Analysis and how it affects the city building and planning process.

ArcGIS - From Bad to Worse

Jul 06, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: I've been using Arcgis for years. It's gone from BAD to WORSE. Probably the slowest, buggiest, most unreliable piece of software out there. What other software locks itself out of it's own maps? Corrupts it's own shapefiles? Takes 10's of minutes to open a single tiny map? etc.

Arcgis is like playing a bad round of golf everyday. Yeah there are a few moments that play out ok, but most of the time you'll be cursing at the monitor and wondering how this company is still in business.

Overall: Other people use it, so I have to.

Seriously, this software will turn your hair grey.

Right on the money for a program needed for our firm.

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy layout loaded with features and anyone coming in that's new doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.

Great software, but very expensive for the non professional user.

Jun 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: This software allows for a variety of users to extract information key to answering geospatial questions and providing reliable functionality.

Cons: This software is extremely expensive for the everyday/non professional user. It would be nice if they offered a non professional version that could accommodate users who are not able to pay for a license.

Overall: Learned many skills from using this software

I use the program to create maps for land use planning purposes

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I like that the mapping software allows for both visualization and analysis of the data and that the software allows for customization and symbolization that fits the user's needs.

Cons: The software does is clunky in the way it connects to file sources, and how file types interact with other programs.

Overall: The software is the only one that can provide this service with such high functionality.

I have been using ArcGIS for various research projects.

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The software was very helpful for design of different maps. Furthermore, I was able to build custom ArcGIS toolboxes using Python.

Amazing product but difficult for beginners

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The functionality and options.

Cons: The difficulty of learning how to use its features.

Overall: This product is great and the functionality is unprecedented. The ease of use is great once you know what you are doing. However, it would be great if there were tools available within the program to help beginners learn how to use it. If there's something new you don't know how to do, there unfortunately isn't a great way to figure it out within ArcGIS.

I've been on hold for over an hour and a half

Mar 14, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: None

Cons: Customer service is terrible. The program is difficult to download.

Overall: My experience has been terrible. I am unable to use ArcGIS in my school's lab because the softaware is having "licensing errors". Note: This has happened before. I have spent hours trying to authorize the software and have spent over an hour and a half on hold. Esri is probably worse than Comcast.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try to find another software option.

Great product

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using ArcGIS by ESRI for some years now with academic licensing and I am always impressed with the new and innovative features. However, comparable options are available open-source for those with beginner to intermediate programming experience.

The Only Mapping Software For Me

Feb 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: easy integration with our existing software and UI

Overall: The decision to grow "off grid" was a tough one to say the least but the biggest headache came after trying to locate some of the properties that were under consideration. Using the ArcGIS mapping software with the easy UI and rich features made the whole process not only manageable but great fun for our entire staff.

Recommendations to other buyers: it's a must have if considering taking your business off grid

Great software, but there is a learning curve

Jan 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: Great software

Cons: Steep learning curve

Overall: ArcGIS is a great software, but there is a learning curve with it. Highly recommended to take an online course to help you learn it like I am... once you start doing a few things though it becomes easier to learn and do things. Really great software to help map out things!

Incredibly Powerful Software

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Access to vast amounts of census and geographic data, huge processing power and flexibility

Cons: Start up time involved--interface is a little clunky, and there is limited ability to change some of the stylistic aspects of the final product. Also interactive maps can be slow to load.

Overall: The sheer amount that you can do with ArcGIS is mind-blowing, as the program is incredibly flexible and has access to mind-blowing amounts of data that it can organize and present. The interface is still a little clunky and there is limited ability to change some of the visual aspects of the final map products, but we found customer service to be spectacular and were very pleased with the product.