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ESRI ArcGIS Apps and Add-On Software

ESRI offers additional apps and plug ins to help users collect data with their mobile devices and then analyze or monitor the collected data.  Users can also build their own apps. Many of these apps and plugins require a UTK ArcGIS Online Account. An ArcGIS Online Account can be created by logging into the UTK portal. For additional information or help please contact Research Computing Support through the OIT Help desk.


  Survey123 for ArcGIS

Using a form-based survey interface in a lightweight, intuitive app, users can collect, manage, and analyze survey results.  An off-line app is available as well. Users can add media and upload documents to survey or request media from survey takers. You can download Survey123 to your desktop to create and administer surveys from your computer or you can use it in the cloud.  Start using Survey123 in the cloud by logging into the site with your net id and password.


  ArcGIS Maps for Office


Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint users can use the power of maps within their reports and research.  An Excel and PowerPoint add in can be downloaded from the ArcGIS Maps for Office ESRI site.  After downloading the add on, data from the UTK AGOL portal can be used in Excel and Power Point with your net id and password.


  Collector for ArcGIS


Need to collect geo-coded data? Collector is an efficient, accurate data collection app that can be used on smartphones or tablets replaces paper forms. Respond, record, work on- or offline, and sync automatically.  You can access more information at Collector for ArcGIS. You can download the app from the Google Playstore or Itunes.

   Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Operations dashboard allows a user or group to monitor real-time data being collected in the field. Data collected using Collector or Survey123 can be sent to operations dashboard in real time.  This allows users to get a real-time view and common operating picture. Users can add data feeds to events or daily operations. Integrate maps, charts, gauges, and histograms.

 Explorer for ArcGIS

Using Explorer for ArcGIS on your mobile device, Users can access asset data, search for places and features, or sketch on the map to highlight important aspects. Additionally, Explorer can be used to share useful maps with the public. Explorer can be used on Iphones or Android devices.

 Workforce for ArcGIS

Using Workforce for ArcGIS, teams and groups of students can work together to collect and analyze data. Workforce syncs with other apps to get assignments, navigate to them, and collect data in one workflow, on one mobile device.

   ArcGIS Maps for Power BI

Microsoft Power BI users can tap into the power of geospatial analytics, and access new map themes, demographic data, and map place marks to easily understand spatial information with this plug in.

 Esri Business Analyst

ArcGIS Business Analyst can be used to research, analyze and plan the best location for a project.  Users can get location-based insight for market planning, site selection, and customer segmentation plus with 15,000+ variables of market data for maps, analytics, and reports. Users must have a UTK ArcGIS Online account name and password before logging into Business Analyst. UTK users can only use Business Analyst for research projects.

 Esri Community Analyst

ESRI’s community analyst can be used to see the impact of policy decisions, prioritize community projects, or place new facilities. Use global data within the software to create what-if scenarios and comparison reports. Users can log into the Community analyst cloud site after they have created a UTK AGOL account.

GeoPlanner for ArcGIS

Users can use GeoPlanner to create, analyze, and report on alternative planning scenarios in support of better, more informed decision making.

  Esri Maps for SharePoint

ESRI Maps for SharePoint can be used to turn lists or data into color-coded, point, clustered point, or heat maps. Enrich key business measures with demographic and lifestyle data from Esri.

AppStudio for ArcGIS


AppStudio for ArcGIS can be used to convert maps into mobile apps for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and Linux. Publish apps using your own brand, or share internally. No developer skills required. Use it in the cloud or download it to your computer.

 Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) application that allows you to build 2D and 3D web apps without writing a single line of code. It includes powerful tools to configure fully featured HTML apps. As you add your map and tools, you can see them in the app, and use them right away and run on any device.

By joining the UTK ArcGIS organization, members have access to other ESRI apps and plug ins.  Many of the additional cloud based sites are available within the UTK ESRI Portal.   To access these apps and additional plug ins:

  1. Log into
  2. Click the set of dots on the top ribbon        
  3. Click on ArcGIS App you are interested in accessing via the cloud

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