Range rings depicting distances from known location near airport

Distance and Direction components allow analysts to quickly create multiple types of graphics to aid in decision making. Analyst have the ability to:

  • Create geodesic lines, circles, and ellipses
  • Create features with known parameters or by interacting with the map
  • Calculate distance traveled based on time and rate
  • Create Range Rings


The specific software and system requirements for the Distance and Direction solution are listed below.

Requirement Description

What you get

Distance and Direction includes the following:

Component Folder Description
ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Pro 2.1-2.2 Contains DistanceAndDirection.esriAddinX
ArcMap ArcMap 10.3.1-10.6.1 Contains DistanceAndDirection.esriAddIn
Distance and Direction.pdf Help documentation for Distance and Direction
Distance and Direction Online Help Internet shortcut to online Distance and Direction documentation

What's new

Below are the release notes for Distance and Direction. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other defense community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Date Description
September 2018
June 2018
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcMap 10.6 - 10.6.1
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.1 - 2.2
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
June 2017
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.0
    • ArcMap 10.5.1
  • WGS84 support for Web AppBuilder widgets
  • UI enhancements and bug fixes
May 2017
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1
    • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.3 and 2.4 (Developer Edition)
  • UI enhancements and bug fixes
  • Export graphics with attribute information
February 2017
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcGIS Pro 1.4
    • ArcMap 10.3.1 to 10.5
    • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.2 (Developer Edition)

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