Models, scripts, and tools for use in ArcGIS Desktop and Server to support defense and intelligence workflows.
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The ArcGIS Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox is a collection of models, scripts, and tools for use in ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Pro. These tools provide specialized processing, workflows, and analysis for defense, intelligence, emergency management, and other solutions domains. With these tools you can determine visibility from a specific viewpoint, create search grids, and analyze event data. They are included with many of Esri's Solutions Templates, but developers can use this repository to download and contribute to the tool development process.

Image of the toolbox

Repository Owner: Matt

  • Merge Pull Requests
  • Creates Releases and Tags
  • Manages Milestones
  • Manages and Assigns Issues

Secondary: Chris

  • Backup when the Owner is away

Additional information is available in the repository's Wiki.



Specialized geoprocessing models and tools for general defense and intelligence analysis tasks including:


  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.4+ or ArcGIS Pro 1.1+
    • Check Releases for tools for previous versions of ArcGIS Desktop
  • Some tools require additional licenses (these tools will be disabled if license is unavailable), see READMEs for more information:
    • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo)
    • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension
    • ArcGIS 3D Analyst Extension
    • ArcGIS Network Analyst Extension
    • For example these tools require Desktop Advanced and Spatial Analyst:
      • Path Slope Tools.tbx\Path Slope
      • Visibility and Range Tools.tbx\Range Fan

A Tale of Two Toolboxes

The solutions-geoprocessing-toolbox repo is now supporting toolboxes for both ArcMap/ArcCatalog/ArcGlobe/ArcScene (collectively called ArcGIS for Desktop) and also ArcGIS Pro. Toolboxes that are modified in ArcGIS Pro are not backwards compatible with other ArcGIS Desktop applications (ArcMap), so most toolboxes are duplicated for one or the other. The naming of these toolboxes is as follows:

  • Toolboxes that are for ArcGIS Desktop 10.4 will include _10.4 after the toolbox name. For example: Visibility and Range Tools_10.4.tbx
  • Toolboxes with a 'unversioned' name are for ArcGIS Pro 1.1. For example: Visibility and Range Tools.tbx

Please note that some toolboxes are for ArcGIS Pro only, or ArcGIS Desktop 10.4 only. These toolboxes will follow the above naming convention, but will not have a duplicate.

Instructions To Get Started

General Help

New to Github? Get started here.

Downloading Test Data and Running Verification Tests are only available through the GitHub repository, and are not available from other download versions of the repository.

Getting Started with the tools

  • Download the Github repository
    • If repository was downloaded as a zip, extract the zip file
    • Make note of this directory, the steps below assume it will be called "solutions-geoprocessing-toolbox"
    • Open the toolboxes in the appropriate version of ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro listed in requirements.
    • Questions about the tools? Start by reading the tool doc.
    • Tool doc doesn't make sense? Please log an issue and let us know!

Downloading Test Data

This section is under reconstruction, per issue #371

Running Verification Tests

Mature Support

For information Esri support levels visit the Esri Product Life Cycle page. Toolboxes marked for Mature Support will be removed from this repository's dev and master branches in the future, but will still be availalbe from earlier releases.



Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.

To submit an issue:

  1. Go to the issue tab
  2. Click New Issue
  3. Fill out all of the relevant sections
  4. Submit new issue when completed


When you contribute to this repository we ask that you follow the guidelines in the repository-specific guidelines for contributing. If you have questions, or you get stuck, please ask the Repository Owner. We are here to help! Thanks.

Esri welcomes contributions from anyone and everyone through GitHub. Please see Esri's general guidelines for contributing.


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