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What's New in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (build 1750)

Check these locations to download the latest version:

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that provides an easy way to explore, visualize, share, and present geographic information. The latest release of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (build 1750) delivers the following fixes and improvements to the previous release. See our previous blog post for a list of new features and capabilities introduced with Explorer 1700.  

  • SDE connection passwords are now stored in the map by default
  • The popup window displays information from joined tables
  • Import of GPX files has been improved for faster performance
  • Popups for multiple layers now includes the layer name
  • GPS and geotagged photo locations using commas in place of decimals (for non-English locales) are now supported
  • The busy cursor is displayed when waiting for popup information to return
  • Map transformations are applied correctly when creating map content, viewing KML, and geotagging photos
  • ArcGIS services with reverse proxy or virtualized configurations are now supported in 2D mode
  • Rasters from ArcSDE no longer cause failure when clicking the tools tab
  • When connecting to a GPS receiver the options dialog is now displayed when the device is not detected
  • Go to in 2D display mode zooms completely to all features
  • GeoRSS layer popups have been enhanced for better formatting
  • You can now upload KML to your ArcGIS Online account directly from Explorer Desktop
  • Maptips for feature layers are displayed when enabled
  • Find stops searching when there is no match
  • ArcGIS Explorer will not crash when opening a webmap from ArcGIS Online
  • Fixed Measure Point latitude/longitude formatting


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What's New in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (build 1700)

ArcGIS Explorer is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that provides an easy way to explore, visualize, share, and present geographic information.

The latest release of ArcGIS Explorer builds upon previous releases and adds new features that make it a great choice for providing wider access to your geographic information and GIS capabilities. These new features include the following:

GPS Integration

Any GPS device (NMEA compliant) can be connected to ArcGIS Explorer to collect data. GPS data can be collected at the click of a button, or collected at specified regular time intervals. Explorer also includes tools to manage and display waypoints, tracks, and routes, which are stored and managed as notes.

Spatial Selection

Any shape can be used to query features using spatial operators like contains, intersects, within, and more. Existing notes can be used, or you can interactively draw a shape as input for the spatial query.

Raster Georeferencing

When adding raster files (TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP), if the coordinate system has not yet been defined the user will be prompted to georeference the raster by interactively establishing reference points from the raster to the basemap. 


Photos that are already geotagged can be added directly to the map. Non-geotagged photos can be interactively geotagged. The geotagged photo is used as the marker symbol and the popup will automatically display the photo.

Legends in Contents

Legends can now be displayed directly in the table of contents by clicking the layer name (formerly they were displayed in a separate window).

Portal Connections

Connections to portals other than ArcGIS Online (on-premises ArcGIS Portals) can be managed via the portal connection manager. When connected to a different portal, functions such as Add From ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Online searches work directly against the specified portal.

Other Features and Improvements

  • Improved sublayer control; you can toggle on/off sublayers after connecting to the service
  • KML improvements, including spatial selection against KML
  • Query by attribute for layer packages is now supported
  • Control-click supported to toggle all layers in the map
  • Shift-drag now defines zoom box in both 2D and 3D mode
  • Separators can now be added to tabs in application configurations to enable better tool organization
  • Improved layer cache management; layer tools now include refresh for individual layers
  • Updates for ArcGIS Online
  • Use in terminal servers (e.g., Citrix Xen App) now supported
  • Updated help, and miscellaneous bug fixes

For more information and to download ArcGIS Explorer:

ArcGIS Explorer Resource Center

ArcGIS Explorer detailed download information
(including system requirements and more)

ArcGIS Explorer product information at Esri.com

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