ArcGIS changes the way we make images!
November 02, 2018

ArcGIS changes the way we make images!

Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ArcGIS

We use ArcGIS on a daily basis across the whole department. Users range from professors, professionals, graduate students, undergraduates, and even some high school students. It is an awesome tool that we use to manage, display, and manipulate the often large quantity of data that we deal with. No other software stands up to it.
  • Data display and customization
  • Editing data files such as merging, joining, and separating them
  • Data sharing with other programs such as Google Earth
  • Uses an insane amount of RAM
  • Constantly needs internet access to use a license, which can be a problem when working in the field
  • Confusing use of different generations of files
  • Faster and more efficient sharing of data
  • Quicker output of quality images and data displays
  • More attractive to potential collaborators
ArcGIS is overall a better program than most of the competitors. It is generally more user-friendly, has better displays, and more customization than other programs. It is especially useful in the geosciences and workplace settings, where data can be seamlessly shared among many people without any alteration to the formatting.
ArcGIS is extremely well suited for work in geoscience, even if you aren't doing anything statistics or data manipulation related. It is an excellent tool to display almost any type of data, and the images created in ArcGIS are publication-quality without any other editing. Sometimes it can be overkill if you are doing something more simple, and often the job can be done in Google Earth.