ArcGIS Explorer 2.0.0 Build 2505

A powerful application that was especially tailored for those who need to take a close look at geographic information system (GIS) files
Traveling to remote locations from all over the world is possible nowadays thanks to the numerous applications and services that use data from satellites or other kinds of imagery in order to provide accurate maps for almost any place on the planet.

For those who work with GIS data and want to put together custom maps, which include various types of content, like images or video clips, a utility like ArcGIS Explorer could come in very handy.

Uncomplicated GUI for fast operation

The setup of this program should complete without glitches in a couple of minutes and once it is done, you can open the software and get acquainted with its functions immediately. Note that in order to have ArcGIS Explorer run properly, it may be necessary to reboot the system and you will be prompted to do so at the very end of the installation.

The main window of the app has several areas of interest, most of the space being reserved for the map view. The left side pane holds the contents and from there you will be able to select the opened documents and manage newly added elements, like notes, links or folders.

Basic editing and viewing facilities for GIS database

This software solution is made to handle a variety of file types as locally imported data and among the supported formats are shapefiles, raster and geodatabases, GPX and KMZ or KML files. Access to online services and the three-dimensional display mode are other attributes that set ArcGIS Explorer apart from other similar utilities.

There are several basemaps already built-in the application, so you can easily choose the one you want to view or work on. Featuring aerial views, topography or streets maps, the program is also ready to receive input in the form of ArcGIS layers, text and image overlays.

A useful tool for exploring and customizing maps

To conclude, it's safe to say that with the help of ArcGIS Explorer, all users will be able to find and take a close look at a variety of places worldwide, while having the possibility to personalize maps and save them for others to explore and use as they please.

Reviewed by , last updated on June 12th, 2014

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93.2 MB
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Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
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What's New in This Release:
  • Certified for and installable on Windows 8.1
  • Zooms to correct extent for custom geocode service results
  • Improved pinning in 3D for measure and note graphics
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Application description

ArcGIS Explorer is a handy, easy to use GIS viewer designed to offer you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share ...

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