Uses of ArcGIS With Google Maps

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Uses of ArcGIS With Google Maps
ArcGIS and Google work together to help you pinpoint viable business decisions. (Thumbtack in a map image by Nikolay Okhitin from

ArcGIS geographical information system suite allows you to use precise geographical information to facilitate informed business decisions. Google Maps creates concise directions and location mapping on all seven continents. Combining ArcGIS databases and Google's mapping prowess creates layers of geocaching information and imagery to share with clients. No developmental or deployment licensing is required to use the ArcGIS application programming interface (API) with Google.

API Extension

Add data to any Google map before embedding it on your website with the ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for Google Maps. This API allows Google to use ArcGis servers to allocate geographic information specific to your business needs. JavaScript makes embedding the maps easy and increases the likelihood of user interactivity within your site.

Community Mapping

Base maps provide city planners and emergency personnel with detailed information about a region, city or street within a scale from 1:5000 to 1:50,000. The voluntary participation program uses ArcGIS with Google map tiling schemes to provide a cache of data that is updated biannually and checked for accuracy before it is blended with community basemaps. ESRI does not retain ownership of the information from participants. The maps are free to distribute globally.

Mobile iOS

ArcGIS for iOS applications will be available beginning in late 2010. Users will be able to find and share ArcGIS geographic information system maps and collect, search, measure and analyse geoprocessing data from their iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Google Android phones. The software can be customised with Google Geographic Information system applications to create unique business applications allowing for a wider audience of users.

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