Great software package with many uses
February 25, 2020

Great software package with many uses

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ArcGIS

My organization uses ArcGIS for many different applications across the firm, ranging from uses in our 3D models to design and structural drawings. More specific uses include extracting exact coordinates for purposes of surveying, geophysical modeling, AutoCAD drafting, digitizing old construction drawings into 3D using LiDAR data, and geo-processing functions in ArcGIS. It has proved to be the go-to software package for anything involving mapping or coordinate calculation/extraction.


  • Digitization of 2D data into 3D
  • Multi-functional


  • ArcMap has a very old/cluttered interface
  • Can be a bit complex to learn
  • More modeling/drafting work from clients
  • Can take time to use (i.e. more hours charged)
I haven’t had to use customer support as of yet.

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ArcGIS (ArcMap and ArcPro) is extremely useful in the engineering industry, especially in construction, subsurface geology determinations (for my case), utility locating, natural gas industry, 3D modeling (for working with shapefiles), georeferencing, the list goes on. There are better software packages out there for more specifics (such as with the 3D modeling), but I find ArcGIS to be great at many different things, rather the being the best at one task.


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