This item has been moved to mature support. Capabilities are included in ArcGIS Pro 2.6 and later. Capabilities for ArcGIS Pro 2.2-2.5 and ArcMap 10.4.1-10.8.1 are available with Military Tools for ArcGIS.


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 2.2-2.5 Contains DistanceAndDirection.esriAddinX
ArcMap ArcMap 10.4.1-10.8 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
August 2020
February 2020
October 2019
June 2019
March 2019
January 2019
September 2018
June 2018
June 2017
  • WGS84 support for Web AppBuilder widgets
  • UI enhancements and issues addressed
May 2017
  • Export graphics with attribute information
  • UI enhancements and issues addressed

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