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ArcGIS 10.1 is here

ArcGIS 10.1 is now available.  With a key focus on sharing and collaboration, ArcGIS 10.1 will make it simpler than ever before to put mapping and geospatial analytics into the hands of more people without requiring that they be GIS experts.

In this latest release of the world-leading ArcGIS system, users can deliver any GIS resource, such as maps, imagery, geodatabases, and tools, as a web service. The ability to access these services has been built into ArcGIS 10.1, as well as any application built with one of the ArcGIS APIs.


Cloud services: Store and share maps, apps and data online 

With this release, cloud computing—both public and private clouds—will play an increasingly critical role in how users get their work accomplished. ArcGIS 10.1 takes advantage of the powerful, scalable, and ubiquitous nature of cloud infrastructures to store and distribute geospatial content. 

Users can easily package their maps and layers and make that content available to staff, stakeholders, partners, or the public via online groups while maintaining complete control and ownership of their content. 

Additionally, users can quickly deploy GIS servers in the cloud when they need them as fully functional production systems for publishing services and supporting desktop, mobile, and web applications.


ArcGIS for Server: High performance web editing and analysis

At 10.1, ArcGIS for Server runs natively on 64-bit operating systems. Users will notice significant performance improvements for activities such as web editing, map caching, spatial analysis, finding addresses, and using imagery.


Imagery: Improved support and usability

Imagery is also better integrated into the core of ArcGIS 10.1. This release will not only make it simpler to use imagery, but also support more imagery sources, as well as LiDAR and radar.


ArcGIS Runtime: Create and deploy apps

An exciting addition to ArcGIS at 10.1 is ArcGIS Runtime, which will enable developers to create and deploy focused, stand-alone GIS applications for desktop users, who have been asking for a small, lightweight deployment that, in terms of capabilities, fits between ArcGIS Engine and the ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs. 

The new runtime is designed for both desktop and cloud development. It has a fast display and does not require installation. The learning curve for the new runtime is expected to be very gentle for developers familiar with the web APIs.

ArcGIS Runtime will be available in the weeks following the ArcGIS 10.1 release.


ArcGIS for Desktop: Enhanced GIS authoring environment 

ArcGIS 10.1  also delivers new core GIS tools to help users create better maps. These tools range from dynamic legends to contextual generalisation, the ability to track edits, parcel editing tools, analysis tools, and a whole lot more. 

At 10.1, Python becomes foundational to ArcGIS, bridging the gap between GIS analysts and programmers.


Upgrade your licences

Upgrade your maintained licences to version 10.1 through the Esri Customer Care Portal.

ArcGIS 10.1 FAQs

Find the answers to all of your questions about ArcGIS 10.1.