Esri's Open Vision promotes open standards, data interoperability, open data and open APIs, code and the community. ArcGIS software is designed as an open platform that's flexible, interoperable, reliable, constantly evolving and encouraging innovation that helps you achieve your goals.
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A modern platform
ArcGIS supplies real-time, reliable information when you need it most. A modern platform that is configurable, flexible, scalable, customisable, deployable, and interoperable.
Committed to open standard, ArcGIS supports more than 100 different standards and many independent standard organisations.