ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful platform to create, query, analyze, edit, import, publish and share geographic information. It allows you to manage and integrate your data, examine relationships, model and automate operational processes and display results on professional quality maps.
With optional ArcGIS for Desktop extensions, you can add further capabilities through specialized tools that let you perform extended tasks like raster geoprocessing, 3D analysis and map publishing.
See what you can do with ArcGIS for Desktop
Leverage hundreds of tools to perform spatial analysis. Turn data into actionable information and automate GIS tasks. Conduct proximity analysis, calculate density and distance, create geoprocessing models and more.
Manage data with support for more than 70 data formats. Select from an extensive set of geographic, tabular, metadata management, creation, and organization tools.
Produce high-quality maps without the hassles associated with complex design software. Take advantage of a large library of symbols, simple wizards, advanced drawing tools, sophisticated cartographic tools and more.
Automate your editing workflow with powerful editing tools. Advanced editing and coordinate geometry (COGO) tools simplify your data design, input, and cleanup.
Geocode with ease. With geocoded addresses, you can spatially display address locations and recognize patterns within the information.
Leverage map projections. With a vast selection of projected and geographic coordinate systems, ArcGIS for Desktop allows you to integrate datasets from disparate sources into a common framework.
Work with advanced imagery. Use image data as a background to analyze other data layers, apply different types of specifications to the image dataset, or use it as part of the analysis.
Share data. The power and convenience of ArcGIS Online is now at your fingertips. With ArcGIS for Desktop, you can take full advantage of ArcGIS Online without ever leaving the user interface.
Easily customize the user interface by adding and removing buttons, menu items, or docking toolbars within ArcGIS for Desktop. Develop custom GIS desktop applications through the Esri Developer Network (EDN).