ArcGIS for Desktop Standard

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ArcGIS for Desktop Standard
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Developer(s) Esri
Stable release 10.1 / June 2012
Operating system Windows
Type GIS
License Proprietary
Website ArcGIS for Desktop Product Page

ArcGIS for Desktop Standard (formerly called ArcEditor) is the mid-level license of the ArcGIS Desktop software product designed for advanced editing of spatial data. It provides tools for the creation of maps and spatial data used in Geographic Information Systems. ArcGIS for Desktop Standard includes all the functionality of the ArcGIS for Desktop Basic license along with additional tools to edit enterprise geodatabases stored in ArcSDE.



In ArcGIS 10.0 and below, ArcEditor is the name of the mid-level licensing offered with the ArcGIS software. The current version of ArcView sold by Esri is 10.1, renamed to "ArcGIS for Desktop Standard"[1].

ArcGIS for Desktop Standard

With the 2012 release of ArcGIS 10.1, ArcEditor was renamed to ArcGIS for Desktop Standard.[1]. It is available for the Microsoft Windows XP, 7 and Vista 32- and 64-bit operating systems, as well as Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 operating systems.

With ArcGIS for Desktop Standard you can:

  • Allow multiple users to simultaneously modify and edit enterprise geodatabases
  • Build and maintain spatial relationships between features using topology rules and a process called validation
  • Support multiple workflows, manage work order processing, and implement quality assurance procedures for validating edits
  • Monitor the database over time and evaluate what-if scenarios
  • Perform raster-to-vector conversion and create data from scanned maps


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Note About Names. ArcNews (Esri). Summer 2011. Accessed 09 July 2012

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