Esri's open vision

Esri's open vision

Esri believes in all things open – from standards, interoperability and data to APIs, code and the community.

That's why ArcGIS technology is built as an open platform. To encourage innovation. It's reliable and constantly evolving, and is designed to help you achieve your goals.

Interoperability

Interoperability

Esri's platform-independent approach supports industry standards, programming languages, analysis and data management tools, and a growing repository of open-source software.

Innovation

Innovation

With ArcGIS, everyone can share their unique ideas. You can use, modify and customise any of Esri’s open-source projects, then leverage the solutions to create new business opportunities.

Collaboration

Collaboration

ArcGIS is built to foster collaboration within and across organisations. You can easily share your data and maps for improved teamwork and better decision-making.

Open data

Open data

ArcGIS can be used to share, discover and integrate open data.

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Open standards

Open standards

ArcGIS supports more than 100 different standards and many independent standards organisations.

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Data interoperability

Data interoperability

Esri supports more than 300 data formats, including over 200 image and sensor formats.

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