With Explorer for ArcGIS, users can access any of their organization's maps authored in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. Users can search for information about their assets, determine where their assets are in relation to their current location, and share that information easily.

The app allows users to share maps via e-mail, text message, and platform-specific methods such as AirDrop (for iOS).

Explorer also includes:

  • A sketching tool that enables users to "redline" their maps. Being able to sketch on the map allows easy identification and verification of user edits and allows Explorer users to communicate and collaborate with each other easily.
  • An interactive presentation feature to brief stakeholders by using map slides, each containing a title, a set of visible layers, and an extent. Users can interact with a live map during their presentation and also be able to view pop-up windows and sketch with no disruption.

An iOS version is available for download at the Apple App Store.  ArcGIS Online subscribers, trial users, and those with a Portal for ArcGIS account can simply download the app, sign in, and begin exploring their maps and data.

An Android version will be released through Google Play in the coming months.