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


Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website. For more specific system requirements, select the appropriate component of the software below:

Requirement Description
  • Working with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder widgets in Portal for ArcGIS
  • Basic ArcGIS Pro, including using Add-Ins
  • Basic ArcGIS for Desktop, including using Add-Ins

What you get

Distance and Direction Tools include the following:

Application Folder Items
ArcMap Distance and Direction in ArcMap
  • DistanceDirection.esriAddin
  • Distance and Direction in ArcMap.pdf
  • ArcGIS Pro Distance and Direction in ArcGIS Pro 1.4
  • DistanceDirection.esriAddinX
  • Distance and Direction in ArcGIS Pro 1.4.pdf
  • ArcGIS Pro Distance and Direction in ArcGIS Pro 2.0
  • DistanceDirection.esriAddinX
  • Distance and Direction in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.pdf
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) Distance and Direction in WAB DE
  • DistanceAndDirection [widget folder]
  • Distance and Direction in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Developer Edition.pdf
  • 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
    June 2017
    • Support for:
      • ArcGIS Pro 2.0
      • ArcMap 10.5.1
    • WGS84 support for Web AppBuilder widgets
    • UI enhancements and bug fixes
    May 2017
    • Support for:
      • 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:
      • ArcGIS Pro 1.4
      • ArcMap 10.3.1 to 10.5
      • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.2 (Developer Edition)

    Get started with Distance and Direction in ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, or Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.

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