Esri Explorer for ArcGIS Hits Android

December 15, 2014  - By 1 Comments

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Esri today released its highly anticipated Android version of Explorer for ArcGIS. The native Android app offers access anywhere to data-rich, visually stunning maps. It combines Esri mapping software with the popular mobile-device platform Android.

Governments, utilities, natural resources, and other commercial businesses have already used Explorer for ArcGIS on iOS and OS X to brief stakeholders, tell stories, and find assets. A sketch function enables highlighting and collaborating. In addition, presentation features make map slides easy to navigate and allow teams to interact with mapped information.

The app intelligently scales to device size. Any owner of an Android smartphone or tablet (version 4.0 and up) can explore Esri public maps from anywhere. Examples of public maps users can view include data-rich views of the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, Alaska’s glacial retreats, and life expectancy by country.

Users with an ArcGIS Online subscription or Portal for ArcGIS account can use the full power of the app, gaining access to their own and their organization’s maps and data.

Explorer for ArcGIS draws on its native Android operating system with sharing capabilities, including e-mail, text messaging, and push notifications.

A Windows version of Explorer is set to be released next year. It will add to Esri’s growing suite of mobile apps that puts intelligent maps into the hands of people with zero to high GIS experience.

Android users can test-drive Explorer for ArcGIS by downloading it for free from the Google Play Store. Learn more about Explorer for ArcGIS at esri.com/explorerapp.

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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