Military Tools for ArcGIS

Military Tools for ArcGIS is a collection of new, mission-focused enhancements to simplify defense and intelligence workflows in ArcGIS.

Use Military Tools for ArcGIS to do the following:

  • Input coordinates and quickly convert them between several standard formats.
  • Dynamically create geodetic lines, circles, ellipses, and range rings.
  • Conduct interactive linear and radial line-of-sight analysis.
  • Quickly create standard military symbols in ArcGIS Pro.

Learn ArcGIS lesson using Military Tools for ArcGIS.


The specific software and system requirements for Military Tools for ArcGIS are listed below.

Requirement Description

What you get

Military Tools for ArcGIS includes the following capabilities:

Application Tools
  • Coordinate Conversion
  • Distance and Direction
  • Visibility
ArcGIS Pro
  • Coordinate Conversion
  • Distance and Direction
  • Visibility
  • Military Symbol Editor

What's new

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

Date Description
March 2019
  • Version 3.4
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
February 2019
  • Version 3.3.1
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
January 2019
  • Version 3.3
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 2.3
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
September 2018
  • Version 3.2
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
August 2018
  • Version 3.1.0
  • Support for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) 2.9
  • For bug fixes and enhancements see the Release notes
June 2018
  • Version 3.0
  • 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
  • Version 2.0
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcMap 10.5.1
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.0
  • Added favorite symbol to feature template functionality in Military Symbol Editor
  • WGS84 support for Web AppBuilder widgets
  • UI enhancements and bug fixes
  • ENH-000105194 Adjust Visibility in the Military Tools for ArcGIS Dark Theme so the text can be read more easily
  • Converted Military Tools toolbox to Python toolbox (PYT) format.
  • Added GRG toolset to Military Tools toolbox, including:
    • Create GRG from Area
    • Create GRG from Point
    • Create Reference System GRG from Area
May 2017
  • Version 1.1
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1
    • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.3 and 2.4 (Developer Edition)
  • Batch Coordinate Conversion
  • Export graphics from Distance and Direction with attribute information
  • UI enhancements
  • Issues addressed at Military Tools for ArcGIS 1.1:
    • BUG-000099009 The Coordinate Conversion ArcMap 1.0.1 add-in fails to populate the DMS, DD, and DDM fields if the region is set to use a comma as the decimal separator
    • BUG-000104918 ArcGIS Pro crashes when opening existing projects if the Military Tools Coordinate Conversion tool pane is docked
    • BUG-000102904 ArcMap crashes when changing display coordinates after using Map Point Tool
    • BUG-000105198 The Clear Graphics button does not work on the Visibility tool from the Military tools for ArcGIS solution
    • BUG-000105205 RLOS command not working consistently with image services in Military Tools Toolbar
    • BUG-000103064 When using an ArcMap Standard Single Use license, the Radial Line of Sight (RLOS) tool in the Military Tools for ArcGIS does not recognize that Spatial Analyst extension is available
February 2017
  • Version 1.0
  • Supports ArcGIS Pro 1.4
  • Supports ArcMap 10.3.1 to 10.5
  • Supports Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.2 (Developer Edition)

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