- There are many different perspectives on GIS
- ArcGIS (ESRI, Inc.)
- ArcInfo - high-end full-feature desktop system
- ArcView – simpler system designed for viewing, analyzing, and mapping data.
- ArcGIS Mobile – lightweight software system on hand-hold mobile devices (Cellphone, PDA, and iPhone).
- ArcGIS Server – support sophisticated data management on the GIS-oriented Web sites (On-line/ Server)
- ArcGIS Online – ESRI-hosted data and application resources are accessible over the Web
About ESRI: Jack Dangermond (Founded in 1976)
Environmental Systems Research Institute