It all starts with the work you do on your professional GIS desktop. Your geographic information powers the use of GIS throughout your organization. You compile and manage geographic data, work with advanced maps, perform spatial analysis, and conduct GIS projects. Your resulting GIS content can be put to use by others in countless ways.
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ArcGIS provides intelligent online content management enabling you to create and share useful maps and apps with your end users. Use ArcGIS to organize and distribute your geographic information and tools. Start with your valuable GIS content, create maps and analytical tools, and share these as online web maps and related GIS services. Publish and host these on your local computing network with ArcGIS for Server, in the cloud using ArcGIS Online, or use both.
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You can organize access to your GIS content in the form of intelligent maps and apps in two key ways. First, you can use your local computing network to share maps and apps with your end users using ArcGIS for Server and its Portal.
Second, you can share your maps and apps in the cloud using ArcGIS Online. This provides a hosted GIS computing infrastructure and includes ready-to-use computing resources, data storage, and access to ArcGIS software online.
Learn more about ArcGIS Online and How to Choose between ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS
You have flexibility when working with ArcGIS. You can use ArcGIS for Server and Portal for ArcGIS on your local network, use ArcGIS Online, or both. When using ArcGIS Online, you can use as much or as little as you need. Turn it on when you need it and off when you do not. Expand when necessary. Reduce risk and startup time. Start new projects rapidly.
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Add your own users. Configure the apps and who uses them. Mash up your geographic layers and business tables and get going. Share your maps and geographic information layers with others throughout your organization and, optionally, beyond your organization.
ArcGIS comes with web apps and device apps to share your work with others in your organization. These apps run on smartphones, tablets, web browsers, and desktops, and support a range of tasks and workflows—for example, collector apps for mobile mapping in the field, dashboards for maintaining operational awareness, apps for map creation and sharing, for storytelling with maps, for briefing maps, and much more.
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ArcGIS Marketplace is a one-stop destination for apps and data services provided by authorized Esri partners, distributors, and Esri. Discover and access useful apps and data for your entire organization. Once you get an app or data, you can easily share it with others in your organization.
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ArcGIS is a living atlas of ready-to-use global geographic content and related GIS services. These include high-quality basemaps, demographics, address lookup and place finders, landscape and elevation services, network analysis, and much more.
As a GIS professional, your information can be readily combined with these to power your organization’s use of GIS.
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