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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Global Rank #36,572
United States Rank #27,028
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10.0.1700 40.98%
10.0.1500 36.07%
10.0.1200 9.84%
9.4.900 8.20%
9.2.480 1.64%
9.2.410 3.28%

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ArcGIS Explorer

What is ArcGIS Explorer?  (from Environmental Systems Research Institute)

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience. It's easy for anyone to begin working with ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, with its intuitiv...  Read more


ArcGIS Explorer is a program developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute. The most used version is 10.0.1700, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 56.47 MB (59,211,452 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 67% of users of ArcGIS Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.esri.com
Help link: support.esri.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Explorer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcGIS\Support\ESRI.exe" msiexec.exe /i {7B18E7E2-AFCA-4CBE-8CD5-3613315AB262}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 56.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ArcGIS Explorer

  • aibase.dll - ARC/INFO (aibase.dll library for ARC/INFO)
  • aifeat.dll - aifeat.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aishape.dll - aishape.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • 3dAnalystUtil.dll (by ESRI) - ArcGIS (3DAnalystUtil DLL)
  • 3DSymbols.dll (by ESRI) - 3DSymbols DLL
  • 3DSymbolsLib.dll - 3DSymbolsLib DLL
  • AfCore.dll - AfCore DLL
  • AfUtil.dll - AfUtil DLL
  • AGSClient.dll - AGSClient DLL
  • Animation.dll - Animation DLL
  • AnnoLayer.dll - AnnoLayer DLL
  • Annotation.dll - Annotation DLL
  • AnnotationLib.dll - AnnotationLib
  • AoInitializer.dll - AoInitializer
  • AppInitializerLib.dll - AppInitializerLib
  • ApplicationConfigurationManager.exe - ArcGIS Explorer Application Configuration Manager
  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • BasicRasterPicture.dll - BasicRasterPicture DLL
  • BGLAPILib.dll - BGLAPILib
  • BGLFontEngine.dll - BGLFontEngine
  • BGLGeomChestLib.dll - BGLGeomChestLib DLL
  • BGLGeometricEffects.dll - BGLGeometricEffects
  • BGLImageCoders.dll - BGLImageCoders
  • BGLRasterizerLib.dll - BGLRasterizerLib
  • BGLRasterizerSW.dll - BGLRasterizerSW DLL
  • BGLSymbols.dll - BGLSymbols
  • BGLSymbolsLib.dll
  • BGLToGDIHelper.dll - BGLToGDIHelper
  • AISClient.dll - ISClient DLL
  • AISGlobalLib.dll - ISGlobalLib DLL
  • BasemapLayer.dll - BasemapLayer DLL
  • CacheRasterDB.dll - CacheRasterDB DLL
  • CadastralFabric.dll
  • CadastralFabricLayer.dll
  • Camera.dll - Camera DLL
  • CartoControlsLib.dll - CartoControlsLib DLL

How do I remove ArcGIS Explorer?

You can uninstall ArcGIS Explorer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArcGIS Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ArcGIS Explorer.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.38%
Windows XP 19.67%
Windows Vista 13.11%
Windows 10 9.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.33%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Australia 3.57%
  Thailand 2.38%
  Colombia 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  India 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Canada 2.38%
  Brazil 1.19%
  France 1.19%
  Norway 1.19%
  Switzerland 1.19%
  Greece 1.19%
  Argentina 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.78%
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Acer 8.70%
Lenovo 6.52%
Sahara 4.35%
Toshiba 4.35%
Samsung 2.17%
Sony 2.17%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6400 3.92%
LENOVO 4236DB0 3.92%
Dell Dell DXC061 3.92%
LENOVO 25184HU 1.96%
HP-Pavilion NY589AA-ABA p... 1.96%
HP-Pavilion KQ496AA-ABA a... 1.96%

About Environmental Systems Research Institute

Esri is a supplier of Geographic Information System software and geodatabase management applications and uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products.
Publisher URL: www.esri.com


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