6.1. Main components of ArcGIS

The main components of ArcGIS include ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox, however, the other platforms that are included in ArcGIS for Desktop are ArcScene and ArcGlobe which both enable 3D data viewing and manipulation. ArcGIS has also grown to include mobile applications, map viewers (ArcGIS Explorer: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer), and cloud mapping (www.arcgis.com), which will be discussed in section 6.10.10. For more information about ArcGIS in general refer to Ormsby et al., 2010.

6.1.3. ArcToolbox