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ArcEditor Software and Training

ArcEditor Software and Training
  • Donor partner: Esri
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Download, Online
  • Product ID: G-44802
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


ArcEditor is the second licensing level for ArcGIS Desktop software. ArcView is the first licensing level. ArcEditor expands the capabilities of ArcView by providing a set of tools to create, edit, and ensure the quality of GIS data within a multiuser editing environment.

This donation from Esri includes ArcEditor and the web-based training course Creating, Editing, and Managing Geodatabases for ArcGIS Desktop for one student.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • ArcEditor makes it possible to edit in the field with disconnected editing and implement QA procedures for validating edits.
  • Editing tools, construction tools, and conflict detection and resolution tools help automate the editing workflow.
  • ArcEditor can store historical snapshots of data and different views of map layers that represent what-if scenarios without affecting the layers they are built on.
  • Versioning allows users to monitor how the database has evolved over time.

ArcEditor Software

ArcEditor adds these capabilities to those of ArcView:

  • Multiuser editing and versioning: Allow multiple users to simultaneously modify the same data without interfering with each other.
  • Rules-based topology: Locate and fix errors according to rules and behaviors set for the geodatabase.
  • Advanced editing and productivity tools: Speed up data maintenance and automation with CAD-like editing and productivity tools.

More details and links to case studies can be found on the Esri website to help in evaluating whether this product is what is needed.

Training Course

The online training course Creating, Editing, and Managing Geodatabases for ArcGIS Desktop gives experienced ArcGIS users an introduction to the geodatabase, which is a data model that allows features to be modeled realistically. The course takes about 12 hours to complete.

Free Add-ons

The ArcScripts website contains thousands of free user-created extensions, tools, and add-ons for any Esri product.

Single-User Version

This license is for a single-user version. Organizations that already own concurrent-user versions of any Esri software will not be able to use the product offered here with their concurrent-user version. Further, on a given computer, no single-user product can be used at the same time as any concurrent-user product.

This product must be installed and activated on only one computer.

Support and Maintenance

Esri will provide one year of product support and maintenance to recipients of this donation. In addition to telephone and online support, maintenance includes new software releases, service packs, patches, and hot fixes.

Before this year of free software maintenance and support expires, Esri will send a quotation for continuing software maintenance for the following year. Organizations have the option of purchasing the software maintenance from Esri, terminating the maintenance agreement and using the product without support, or applying to the Esri Conservation Program for a maintenance grant at If the agreement is terminated and later reinstated, the organization will be billed for the lapsed maintenance period and the new annual maintenance period.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

Expect three emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send two emails with information needed to complete the installation or activation.

System Requirements

  • Hardware:
    • 1.6-GHz or higher Pentium 4, Core Duo, or Xeon processor
    • 1 GB or more RAM; 2 GB recommended
    • 2.4 GB available hard-disk space
    • 1024x768-pixel (or higher) display with 24-bit color
    • DVD drive
    • 24-bit-capable graphics accelerator
    • OpenGL 1.3–compliant video card (or higher) with at least 32 MB video memory; 64 MB recommended
  • Software:
    • Windows 2000 Professional with SP4; Windows XP Home, Professional with SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate with SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 8 Basic, Professional, Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter with SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Terminal Services supported
    • .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
  • Other:
    • For the License Manager — Internet connection
    • The capacity to download several gigabytes of data

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Donated product will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Two donations of ArcView and ArcPad and any number of donations of other Esri products may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). These requests need not be made at the same time.
  • This donation is available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organizations requesting any Esri product other than ArcView must already have and use a single-user version of ArcView or ArcEditor or request ArcView at the same time.
  • Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Esri for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • Esri products may not be transferred, assigned, or resold.