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.