Esri Releases New Version of ArcGIS for iOS

New Version Includes Significant Improvements, More Intuitive Features

Redlands, CaliforniaJuly 11, 2011—Esri has released an updated version of ArcGIS for iOS that includes several enhancements, as well as support for pop-up windows, access to ArcGIS Online basemaps, and new collaboration features.

The new update lets users view pop-up windows in their maps, giving them the ability to see additional information by simply tapping on the map. This intuitive feature makes accessing text, photos, pie charts, and website links even easier.

In addition, users of ArcGIS for iOS can now use a variety of ArcGIS Online basemaps for viewing data. Accessible via a button on the user interface, the basemap gallery contains topographic, aerial, and satellite maps. The included topographic map is a community basemap that users have contributed to, ensuring that the data is authoritative.

ArcGIS for iOS also promotes collaboration and information sharing between multiple users and within the online community. Maps in ArcGIS can now be shared via short message service (SMS), Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail. Users can instantly send their custom maps via text message or post them on social media sites to inform coworkers and friends and collaborate with others in the GIS community.

Esri added an intelligent dynamic legend to ArcGIS for iOS. Unlike static legends, which define symbology that is not visible at all scales, dynamic legends define symbols as they are revealed on the map.

The user interface in ArcGIS for iOS has been streamlined to create more map space. Locations on the map can also be bookmarked, making it easier to switch between areas of interest.

Download the ArcGIS for iOS application from the App Store.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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